- SPIN Rating: of 10
Who: Flagrant, Sri Lanka-raised, London-based Maya Arulpragasam, a.k.a. genre-clashing rapper M.I.A., and Toronto's improvisational electronica group Holy Fuck.
What: A spring/summer tour set to kick off in Poughkeepsie, NY April 11, and make twenty-two stops across North America, many featuring opener Holy Fuck, before concluding at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool June 6.
Should I go: Yes. M.I.A.'s live show is always a hot ticket due to the rapper's wild stage presence and musical style, as well as the crowd's lively response. Gigs featuring Holy Fuck as the opening act will only bolster the show's urgency.
All dates via Pitchfork.
M.I.A. and Holy Fuck:
4/25-27, Indio, CA (Coachella)4/28, San Diego, CA (4th and B)5/1, Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)5/2, Dallas, TX (Palladium Ballroom)5/5, Nashville, TN (City Hall)5/6, Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)5/8, Detroit, MI (Fillmore)5/9, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)6/2, Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy)6/2, Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis)6/6, Brooklyn, NY (McCarren Park Pool)
4/11, Poughkeepsie, NY (Vassar College)4/12, Providence, RI (Brown University)4/26, Indio, CA (Coachella)5/12, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)5/13, Maplewood, MN (Myth)5/14, Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)5/17, Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)5/18, Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)5/23, Portland, OR(Roseland Theater)5/24-26, George, WA (The Gorge/Sasquatch!)5/27, Edmonton, Alberta (Edmonton Event Centre)5/28, Calgary, Alberta (MacEwan Hall) 5/30, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Burton Cummings Theatre6/14, Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo