KOKOKO! revealed the extent of their brilliance to the world with the release of their debut album Fongola, which came out earlier in the month via the ever brilliant Transgressive Records, and to accompany the release of video taken from their Boiler Room Session, they’ve also announced details of a World Tour

Working since 2016 out of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the band marry traditional rhythms, afrojazz and Rumba alongside a furious punk / electronic aesthetic. But it hasn’t been easy – since its inception three years ago the band have lost their drummer to lung cancer, a dancer from their wider collective to electrocution, had homes destroyed by police, safety concerns at election time, visa struggles and a lucky incident with a crocodile.

Through it all though, they’ve created something outstanding in Fongola, available now on limited edition LP, CD and Cassette, with the band also making exclusive KOKOKO! signed photographs available. The album can be purchased from their official website.

Check out some of the bands brilliance and energy from their Boiler Room, here

To accompany the release, the band head out on an extensive world tour. They’ll perform at various summer festivals across the UK and Europe, then head to North America and then the band return to the UK for November headline shows including shows at iconic spots such as London Fabric and Berlin Berghain. 

Tickets are available here.

Full dates as follows:

2019 Summer Festivals

26 Jul – Ortigia Sound System – Italy

8 Aug – Belle Ile On Air – France

14 Aug – Paredes de Coura – Portugal

16 Aug – Green Man – UK

17 Aug – Noorderzon – Netherlands

18 Aug – Lowlands – Netherlands

31 Aug – End Of The Road – UK

1 Sep – Into The Great Wide Open – Netherlands

4 Sep – Moscow Music Week – Russia 

Fongola North America Headline Tour

20 Sep – Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis

24 Sep – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

25 Sep – Pop Montreal, Montreal

27 Sep – Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit

28 Sep – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Bloomington

2 Oct – Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC

3 Oct – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia

4 Oct – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

5 Oct – BU Global Music Festival, Boston

8 Oct – The Echo, Los Angeles

9 Oct – New Parish, Oakland

11 Oct – Jack London, Portland

12 Oct – Barboza, Seattle

Fongola UK/EU Headline Tour 

13th Nov – Stadtgarden – Cologne 

14 Nov – Berghain – Berlin

15th Nov – TransCentury Update – Leipzig 

16th Nov – Vega – Copenhagen 

20th Nov – Kampnagel – Hamburg 

21st Nov – Worm – Rotterdam 

22nd Nov – Vooruit – Ghent 

26th Nov – Band On The Wall – Manchester 

28 Nov – Fabric – London

29th Nov – Nitsa – Barcelona 

3rd Dec – Grand Mix – Tourcoing 

4th Dec – Botanique – Brussels 

5th Dec – La Soufflerie – Nantes 

7th Dec – Gaite Lyrique – Paris

12th Dec – Red Bull Music Academy – Istanbul 

Fongola is available on limited edition LP, CD and Cassette, with the band also making exclusive KOKOKO! signed photographs available. The album can be purchased from their official website.

To accompany the release, the band head out on an extensive world tour. They’ll perform at various summer festivals across the UK and Europe, then head to North America and then the band return to the UK for November headline shows including shows at iconic spots such as London Fabric and Berlin Berghain. 

Tickets are available here.

Full dates as follows:

2019 Summer Festivals

26 Jul – Ortigia Sound System – Italy

8 Aug – Belle Ile On Air – France

14 Aug – Paredes de Coura – Portugal

16 Aug – Green Man – UK

17 Aug – Noorderzon – Netherlands

18 Aug – Lowlands – Netherlands

31 Aug – End Of The Road – UK

1 Sep – Into The Great Wide Open – Netherlands

4 Sep – Moscow Music Week – Russia 

Fongola North America Headline Tour

20 Sep – Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis

24 Sep – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

25 Sep – Pop Montreal, Montreal

27 Sep – Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit

28 Sep – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Bloomington

2 Oct – Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC

3 Oct – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia

4 Oct – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

5 Oct – BU Global Music Festival, Boston

8 Oct – The Echo, Los Angeles

9 Oct – New Parish, Oakland

11 Oct – Jack London, Portland

12 Oct – Barboza, Seattle

Fongola UK/EU Headline Tour 

13th Nov – Stadtgarden – Cologne 

14 Nov – Berghain – Berlin

15th Nov – TransCentury Update – Leipzig 

16th Nov – Vega – Copenhagen 

20th Nov – Kampnagel – Hamburg 

21st Nov – Worm – Rotterdam 

22nd Nov – Vooruit – Ghent 

26th Nov – Band On The Wall – Manchester 

28 Nov – Fabric – London

29th Nov – Nitsa – Barcelona 

3rd Dec – Grand Mix – Tourcoing 

4th Dec – Botanique – Brussels 

5th Dec – La Soufflerie – Nantes 

7th Dec – Gaite Lyrique – Paris

12th Dec – Red Bull Music Academy – Istanbul 

Fongola is available on limited edition LP, CD and Cassette, with the band also making exclusive KOKOKO! signed photographs available. The album can be purchased from their official website.

To accompany the release, the band head out on an extensive world tour. They’ll perform at various summer festivals across the UK and Europe, then head to North America and then the band return to the UK for November headline shows including shows at iconic spots such as London Fabric and Berlin Berghain. 

Tickets are available here.

Full dates as follows:

2019 Summer Festivals

26 Jul – Ortigia Sound System – Italy

8 Aug – Belle Ile On Air – France

14 Aug – Paredes de Coura – Portugal

16 Aug – Green Man – UK

17 Aug – Noorderzon – Netherlands

18 Aug – Lowlands – Netherlands

31 Aug – End Of The Road – UK

1 Sep – Into The Great Wide Open – Netherlands

4 Sep – Moscow Music Week – Russia 

Fongola North America Headline Tour

20 Sep – Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis

24 Sep – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

25 Sep – Pop Montreal, Montreal

27 Sep – Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit

28 Sep – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Bloomington

2 Oct – Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC

3 Oct – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia

4 Oct – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City

5 Oct – BU Global Music Festival, Boston

8 Oct – The Echo, Los Angeles

9 Oct – New Parish, Oakland

11 Oct – Jack London, Portland

12 Oct – Barboza, Seattle

Fongola UK/EU Headline Tour 

13th Nov – Stadtgarden – Cologne 

14 Nov – Berghain – Berlin

15th Nov – TransCentury Update – Leipzig 

16th Nov – Vega – Copenhagen 

20th Nov – Kampnagel – Hamburg 

21st Nov – Worm – Rotterdam 

22nd Nov – Vooruit – Ghent 

26th Nov – Band On The Wall – Manchester 

28 Nov – Fabric – London

29th Nov – Nitsa – Barcelona 

3rd Dec – Grand Mix – Tourcoing 

4th Dec – Botanique – Brussels 

5th Dec – La Soufflerie – Nantes 

7th Dec – Gaite Lyrique – Paris

12th Dec – Red Bull Music Academy – Istanbul