Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Tour North America In Support of Their New Album Radio Salone
With the release of their acclaimed third studio album Radio Salone, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are bringing their uplifting sounds on the road for an epic 43-city tour of North America between now and September (including 11 festivals). In July, the band will head overseas for the European leg of the Radio Salone World Tour.
Produced entirely on analog equipment by roots reggae, soul and Afrobeat guru Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, (Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas) and recorded in Brooklyn’s Dunham Studios, Radio Salone marks the band’s most musically sophisticated collection of songs to date. The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2010 album Rise & Shine, which was the #1 album of the year on the World Music Charts Europe. Grab the album on CD, 180 gram Limited Edition Vinyl or any digital format your heart desires at the Official Cumbancha Store.
Check out Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars full tour schedule on their Tour Page as well as a list of the entire North American leg of the Radio Salone World Tour below. New shows are being confirmed regularly, so check back often for the latest updates.
|FRI May 18||San Diego, CA||Anthology|
|SAT May 19||Joshua Tree, CA||Joshua Tree Music Festival|
|SUN May 20||Phoenix, AZ||MIM - Musical Instrument Museum|
|MON May 21||Tucson, AZ||Solar Culture Gallery|
|TUE May 22||Santa Fe, NM||Santa Fe Sol|
|THU May 24||Kansas City, MO||Crossroads|
|FRI May 25||Iowa City, IA||Englert Civic Center|
|SAT May 26||Chillicothe, IL||Summer Camp 2012|
|SUN May 27||Chillicothe, IL||Summer Camp 2012|
|WED May 30||St. Louis, MO||2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center|
|THU May 31||Memphis, TN||Levitt Shell at Overton Park|
|FRI June 1||Champaign, IL||The Highdive|
|SAT June 2||Chicago, IL||Mayne Stage|
|SUN June 3||Madison, WI||High Noon|
|MON June 4||Ames, IA||DG's Tap House|
|TUE June 5||Minneapolis, MN||Cedar Cultural Center|
|FRI June 8||Snowmass, CO||Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest|
|MON June 11||Colorado Springs, CO||KRCC Armstrong Quad|
|TUE June 12||Taos, NM||KTAO Solar Center|
|SAT June 16||Austin, TX||Flamingo Cantina|
|SUN June 17||Arlington, TX||Levitt Pavilion|
|WED June 20||Pittsburgh, PA||The Rex Theatre|
|FRI June 22||Kennett Square, PA||Longwood Gardens|
|SAT June 23||Northampton, MA||Iron Horse|
|SUN June 24||Boston, MA||Brighton Music Hall|
|TUE June 26||Washington, D.C.||The Hamilton|
|FRI June 29||New York, NY||Highline Ballroom|
|SAT June 30||Rochester, NY||Rochester International Jazz Festival|
|SUN July 1||Toronto, ON||TD Toronto Jazz Festival|
|TUE July 3||Wellfleet, MA||The Beachcomber|
|THU July 5||Collinsville, CT||Bridge Street Live|
|FRI July 6||East Meredith, NY||West Kortright Centre|
|SAT July 7||South Burlington, VT||Higher Ground|
|SUN July 8||Ottawa, ON||RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest|
|TUE July 10||Montreal, QC||Festival Nuits d'Afrique|
|WED July 11||Quebec, QC||Festival D'été International De Quebec|
|SAT Aug 4||Laytonville, CA||The Gaia Festival|
|SUN Aug 5||San Francisco, CA||The Independent|
|FRI Aug 10||Carlsbad, CA||Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks|
|SUN Aug 12||Tidewater, OR||Beloved Open Air Sacred Art & Music Festival|
|SAT Aug 18||Boise, ID||Tour de Fat|
|FRI Sept 7||Columbus, OH||BiCentennial Park Performing Arts Park|
|SAT Sept 8||Bowling Green, OH||Black Swamp Arts Festival|
BUY RADIO SALONE
Africa’s most inspirational band celebrates ten years together with its finest album to date. Libation’s “around-the-campfire” intimacy, honest soulfulness, and technical prowess reveal how far the group has come while remaining true to its roots. Produced by Chris Velan and mixed by Iestyn Polson, known for his work with David Gray, Patti Smith, and David Bowie, Libation embodies the contagious joy, optimism in the face of struggle and love for their fellow man that has earned the All Stars a devoted following across the globe.
Produced by the legendary Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah (known for his work with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Easy Star All Stars, Antibalas), Radio Salone marks the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars' most musically sophisticated collection of songs to date.
Formed in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of destruction to create this infectious and celebratory sophmore record. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Angélique Kidjo, Michelle Shocked, Rickie Lee Jones and Ozomatli), Rise & Shine was recorded in Freetown, Sierra Leone and New Orleans, Louisiana. Much like the band, the residents of New Orleans know both the bitterness of exile and the redemptive power of music, and the spirit of the Crescent City permeates this uplifting album.
Remixes by DJ Logic, available as digital download only.