The Malian singer-guitarist Vieux Farka Touré announced his UK tour earlier this month and is set to return with his edgy, charismatic desert-blues. The 10-date tour will kick off on 5 February at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and will then gradually make its way down towards the south of England. Cities include Edinburgh, Leeds, Kendal, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Brighton and Southampton. Opening the show at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall will be British blues singer-songwriter Oli Brown‘s Trio.
Following the musical tradition of his late father, Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has branched out and presented his own sound, whilst remaining true to his musical roots. Vieux is known to use elements of Latin, rock and other African influences and has established himself as one of the world’s rare musical talents and guitar virtuosos. He is often referred to as ‘the Hendrix of the Sahara’ and always captivates the audiences with his energetic live performances, so try and catch a show if you can.
5 Feb: Celtic Connections, the Arches, Glasgow
7 Feb: The voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
8 Feb: Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds
9 Feb: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
10 Feb: The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
11 Feb: St George’s Bristol, Bristol
12 Feb: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
14 Feb: Band on the Wall, Manchester
15 Feb: Komedia, Brighton
16 Feb: Turner Sims, Southampton