Burna Boy: Afrobeats Star Announces I Told Them…Tour, Shares List Of 16 North American Venues

BY JO Mensah October 5, 2023 8:39 PM EDT
Burna Boy
Bunra Boy will be playing in 16 venues for his I Told Them...Tour Photo source: @burnaboygram

A few weeks after making chart history in the UK with his latest album, I Told Them… Nigerian Afrobeats singer Burna Boy, is seeking to consolidate the gains he has made with the project.

Burna Boy who became the first-ever international Afrobeats artiste to top the UK Albums Chart – a feat he achieved in September–, has announced a tour to promote the album.

Dubbed the I Told Them…Tour, the Live Nation-produced series of concerts will kickstart on November 3, 2023, a flier shared on his official Instagram page indicated.

The 16 cities and venues for Burna Boy’s I Told You…Tour

According to the announcement, the one-time Grammy winner will be playing in 16 cities (venues) across North America countries United States and Canada in two legs of the I Told Them…Tour.

Starting on November 3 at Los Angeles’ BMO Stadium, Burna Boy will take a break from the tour after performing at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on November 18. He will resume two months later to perform in Minneapolis, Chicago, on February 18, 2024 and move to Toronto and other cities before wrapping up in Atlanta at State Farm Arena on March 9.

Burna Boy's I Told Them...Tour

Burna Boy announced his I Told Them…Tour listing 16 cities and venues Photo source: Instagram/@burnaboygram

Burna Boy headlines 2023 AfroNation festival in Nigeria

The two-month break in the tour schedule was not explained but it is understood that Burna Boy will be attending to other engagements within that period.

Already, organizers of Afrobeats music festival, Afro Nation, have announced the African Giant, as some fans call him, as the main star for the December 19-20 event to be held in Lagos.

He will be joined by Nigerian compatriots Seyi Vibez, Flavour, British rapper JHus, and Ghana’s Black Sherif as the first set of artistes billed to thrill Afrobeats lovers.

MTV EMA 2023: Davido, Asake, Ayra Starr, Rema nominated for new Afrobeats category

Meanwhile, Afrobeats artistes will have their shine at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). The genre has been added as one of the categories for prestigious awards for the first time.

Organizers of the prestigious event announced the introduction of Afrobeats as they released nominations for the awards on Wednesday.

The nominees in the maiden edition of the category are French superstar, Aya Nakamura, and Nigerian singers, Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido and Rema.

The 2023 MTV EMA will be held on November 5 and will be broadcast live to more than 150 countries from the Paris Nord.