Black Pumas just made their triumphant hometown return to live music with a historic sold-out five-night stand at Austin’s Stubb’s BBQ, the city’s first full-capacity shows since March of 2020. “It was a moment of catharsis long overdue,” Rolling Stone wrote in a feature about the shows. Today the Grammy-nominated duo announces an extensive 2021-2022 tour across the U.S., the UK, and Europe. The tour includes four nights atNYC’s Brooklyn Steel in September – 3 already sold-out and the fourth going fast – Los Angeles’ Performance Venue at Hollywood Park, and multiple shows in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and Denver.
Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale beginning Friday, June 11th at 10am Local Time.
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Black Pumas have also been announced on 2021 festival lineups including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, BottleRock Napa Valley, Ohana Fest in Dana Point, CA, Atlanta’s Music Midtown and more.
In just a couple of years’ time, songwriter Eric Burton and producer Adrian Quesada have turned their unplanned meeting into a Grammy-nominated act with songs that have racked up millions of streams and won overwhelming critical praise and multiple sold-out tours across North America and Europe. The deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album is nominated from Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards and has won acclaim from Rolling Stone, who praised “the tireless, charismatic energy of singer Eric Burton,” Pitchfork, who raved, “The duo’s flair for drama is so stirring, they can seem acutely cinematic,” NPR, The Fader, The Guardian, Billboard, Essence, and many more. Their anthemic single“Colors” – nominated for Record of the Year and Best American Roots Performance at the 2021 Grammys – hit #1 at AAA Radio and has been streamed 205 million times across all platforms. Meanwhile, the official live video of “Colors” has been viewed over 93 million times on YouTube, and the band performed the song at President Biden’s official 2021 Inauguration and the NFL Draft. From their high-profile appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Good Morning America, TODAY, and more, to their Emerging Act of the Year win at the 2020 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards, Black Pumas’ trajectory continues to see a phenomenal rise.