Often described as a new version of Otis Redding (which has merit), Kiwanuka might also be called the male Adele or Amy Winehouse. Why? Because his music has a lot to do with American soul music. Some my cry over Brits repackaging "our" music and sending it back to us. But let's be honest, the British Isles and North America have been kicking music back and forth across the Atlantic for centuries. And so long as it is good who cares? And Kiwanuka is good.
His music is much more pop, much more produced than Redding's or others from that era. It sometimes has an almost Dave Matthews feel to it. So do not be surprised that it doesn't sound like Sittin On The Dock of the Bay.
The record was produced at Paul Butler (The Bees) in his home studio. Kiwanuka played some shows in the USA earlier. This is the first extensive tour. The US release has one more song that the UK version.
18, 2012 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
19, 2012 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
20, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
23, 2012 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag
25, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
26, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Park West
28, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
1, 2012 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
4, 2012 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
5, 2012 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
6, 2012 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
7, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
9, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford
13, 2012 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival