Tinariwen @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Malian group Tinariwen are set to head stateside for a brief tour in October. That tour kicks off in Portland, ME on October 12 and will arrive in Chicago on October 28 for two shows at the Old Town School of Folk Music. There will be an early show (6PM) and a late show (9PM), and advance tickets for both are on sale. Tinariwen dropped their most recent album, Tassili, in 2011 via -Anti, which won a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category this year. The LP features collaborations with Wilco's Nels Cline, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. If you haven't yet, it's definitely worth checking out.

All Tinariwen tour dates and some videos are below...

Tinariwen - "Isweigh Attay"

Tinariwen - Tassili desert sessions - full version

Tinariwen -- 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 12 One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME
Oct 13 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
Oct 14 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
Oct 15 Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
Oct 16 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 20 The ArtsCenter - Carrboro, NC
Oct 21 Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre - West Long Branch, NJ
Oct 23 State Theatre - State College, PA
Oct 24 Ohio State University - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
Oct 25 Stuart's Opera House - Nelsonville, OH
Oct 26 Calvin College - Covenant Fine Arts Center - Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 27 Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 28 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL (Two Shows)
Nov 02 Salle Pleyel - Paris, France
Nov 03 Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
Nov 09 Théâtre de Cavaillon - Cavaillon, France
Nov 10 Paloma - Nîmes, France
Nov 11 L'Atabal - Biarritz, France
Nov 13 Onyx - St.-Herblain, France
Nov 15 Rock School Barbey - Bordeaux, France
Nov 17 PAUL B. - Massy, France
Nov 23 Barbican Hall - Songlines Music Awards 2012 - London, United Kingdom
Nov 29 Union Chapel - London, United Kingdom

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