News: Kamasi Washington announces European tour dates

Kamasi Washington has announced an extensive run of UK and European live shows. The tour will see the Los Angeles saxophonist, bandleader and composer performing some of his biggest headline shows to date – including a show at London’s legendary 3000 capacity Roundhouse venue – during a run of 26 headline shows and festival appearances shows across twelve countries in May and June.

The European tour dates will be an opportunity for fans to witness Washington bringing his much-heralded recorded output into the live arena. Following his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic, Washington released the Harmony Of Difference EP in 2017 via Young Turks. The EP, which was originally premiered as a multimedia artwork at the 2017 Whitney Biennial in New York accompanied by a film by A.G. Rojas and paintings by Kamasi Washington’s sister, Amani Washington, was hailed by the New York Times as “a liberation theology for fearsome times” and by The Guardian as “a glorious exploration of diversity

Please see below for full tour details, including additional confirmed festival appearances in August. Tickets for all headline dates are on sale now at

Hear the Harmony Of Difference EP here:

Kamasi Washington Live 2018 

Wed 2-May – London, UK, Roundhouse
Fri 4-May – Manchester, UK, Albert Hall
Sat 5-May – Glasgow, UK, QMU
Sun 6-May – Cheltenham, UK, Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Tue 8-May – Lyon, France, Nuits Sonores @ Auditorium de Lyon
Wed 9-May – Paris, France, Bataclan
Fri 11-May – Coutances, France, Jazz Sous les Pommiers @ Salle Marcel Hélie
Sat 12-May – St Gaudens, France,  Jazz a Comminges @ Parc des Expositions
Sun 13-May – Madrid, Spain, Riviera
Mon 14-May – Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz
Wed 16-May – Milan, Italy, Santeria Social Club
Thu 17-May – Zurich, Switzerland, Kaufleuten Zurich
Fri 18-May – Munich, Germany, Theaterfabrik
Sat 19-May – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Konzerthaus
Sun 20-May – Diersbach, Austria, INNtone JazzFestival
Tue 22-May – Krakow, Poland, Studio
Wed 23-May – Prague, Czech Republic, Archa Theatre
Thu 24-May – Warsaw, Poland, Stodola
Fri 25-May – Berlin, Germany, Astra
Sun 27-May – Cologne, Germany, Live Music Hall
Mon 28-May – Nijmegen, Holland, Doornroosje
Tue 29-May – The Hague, Holland, Paard
Wed 30-May – Brussels, Belgium, Salle De La Madeleine

Fri 1-Jun – Amsterdam, Holland, Paradiso
Sat 2-Jun – Hamburg, Germany, Elbjazz Festival
Sun 3-Jun – Copenhagen, Denmark, Pumpehuset

Sat 4-Aug – Dublin, Ireland, Beatyard Festival
Sun 5-Aug – Oxfordshire, UK, Wilderness Festival
Fri 10-Aug – Copenhagen, Denmark, HAVEN

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