Since bursting onto the global scene with her 2019 crossover anthem “Toast”, 21 year old Koffee has been at the forefront of a whole new generation of Jamaican musical talent whose influence now resonates around the world. Today, Koffee officially announces her 2022 North American tour. The 24-date run will see stops including two performances at Coachella and shows in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and more and will feature support from artists Ayra Starr and Buju at select dates. The tour kicks off on April 11th in Seattle and runs through early summer before wrapping up at Lightning In A Bottle Festival in Bakersfield on May 27th.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 4th at 10 a.m. local time HERE.
The tour announcement follows Koffee’s most recent single and video, “West Indies” released last October. Produced by Iotosh, another of Jamaica’s young breakout stars, “West Indies” is a joyful celebration of Koffee’s West Indian heritage and a personal ode to the islands, full of her trademark messages of hope and positivity, accompanied by a video co-directed by Meji Alabi & Koffee herself that finds her crew and a host of inspiring local faces partying against a stunning backdrop of the cliffs of West End, Negril.
“West Indies” is just the latest musical statement from an artist that has reshaped, modernized and revitalized reggae, bringing it to a whole new audience. It comes on the back of an incredible few years for the Spanish Town-born artist, who made history in 2020 by becoming the first female and youngest-ever artist to win the Best Reggae Album award at the GRAMMYS for her Raptureproject. Alongside a string of high-profile musical collaborations (including J Hus, Gunna, Daniel Ceasar), Koffee also recently collaborated on campaigns with the likes of Nike Air Jordan and Clarks.
Koffee tour dates:
04/11/2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo*
04/12/2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
04/14/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield or Masonic*
04/16/2022 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival*
04/17/2022 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/19/2022 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/23/2022 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival*
04/27/2022 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami
04/28/2022 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!
04/30/2022 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
05/2/2022 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
05/3/2022 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/5/2022 – Toronto, ON @ History
05/7/2022 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
05/9/2022 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
05/11/2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
05/12/2022 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
05/14/2022 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
05/15/2022 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – Chicago
05/17/2022 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
05/18/2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
05/20/2022 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival*
05/26/2022 – Santa Cruz, CA*
05/27/2022 – Bakersfield, CA @ Lightning In A Bottle Festival*