Yemi Alade Announces Empress USA Tour and Dates
1 July 2021
photo source: Yemi Alade/Instagram
By Khisa CJ
Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade has announced that she will be touring the United States of America to popularize her 2020 released album titled ‘Empress’.
‘Empress’ is the fifth studio album by Yemi Alade which was released through her label Effyzzie Music Group on the 20th of November 2020. In a post on her Facebook page, the 32-year-old singer also shared dates and venues for her tour.
The ‘Yemi Alade Empress USA Tour’ will see the ‘Johnny’ hitmaker perform in 8 different venues with more dates expected to be unveiled as the tour dates near.
According to Yemi Alade’s post, the first event under the tour will be held on September 21, 2021, at Berkeley followed by Los Angeles (September 22), Las Vegas (September 24), and North Adams on September 25, 2021. Other events will be held in Toronto, Montreal, New York, and finally in Washington, D.C on October 2, 2021.
“Tickets Already selling fast! #EmpressUsAtour2021 September – October,” Yemi Alade posted on her official Facebook page, alongside the tour dates. This will be her first tour since the Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of all music tours across the globe.
With the easing of restrictions by a number of countries, and things slowly coming back to normal, the global music industry has also started coming back to life with a number of Nigerian artists also planning for their tours abroad.
Since releasing ‘Empress’ album that features guest appearances from two French singers Dadju and Vegedream, her colleagues from Nigeria, Patoranking and Rudeboy, British Grammy-winning singer Estelle and Mzansi Youth Choir from South Africa, Yemi Alade has been focusing on music videos.
The most recent visuals off the LP are for the single ‘Rain’ in which she teamed up with South Africa’s Mzansi Youth Choir.