Tems announces highly anticipated debut album and world tour dates

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The singer is set to embark on a six-month global tour with plans to perform in four continents. 

Afrobeat sensation Tems delighted fans on Friday 10th 2024 by revealing through social media her eagerly awaited debut album “Born in the Wild” will drop June 7th via RCA Record label /Since ‘93 entertainment company. 

Her striking album cover depicts her barely visible silhouette against a black background, matching the soulful spin she brought to contemporary Afrobeats. The warm light hits her striking brown eyes, and with her decked out in silver jewellery, it is easy to see how she became Afrobeat royalty.

In one of her posts on X, she mentioned that: “This is my most special moment. Everything I have, I put into this. Thank you all so much for believing in me. BORN IN THE WILD. JUNE 7th.”

She revealed the name of her debut album last month, with many people guessing her songs “Me & U” and “Not An Angel” released late last year, will feature on the album’s final song list, although this has not been confirmed. 

The Nigerian-born singer gained worldwide fame following successful collaborations with some of the industry’s biggest talents including Wizkid and Drake to name a few. 

The highly-acclaimed songstress even had the privilege to feature on Wakanda 2’s soundtrack in 2022 and helped write Rihanna’s comeback song “Lift Me Up” which was nominated for best original song. 

The Grammy-award winning artist’s Afrobeat/R&B style has helped her to stand out and become a trailblazer among a rapidly developing music scene filled with young rising stars. 

“I’m not sure if I would ever really be aware of whatever impact my story has, but it feels inspiring to know that I’ve inspired others because I’m inspired by other people as well,” Tems revealed to Billboard.

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“Born In The Wild” follows two successful EPs, “For Broken Ears” released in 2020 and “If Orange Was A Place” in 2021. Her newest single “Love Me Jeje”, a modern twist on Nigerian singer-songwriter Seyi Sodimu’s version under the same name, is expected to feature on the album. 

Tems nor her team have confirmed the entire track list that will make the album.

The 28-year-old singer has also announced that she will undertake a staggering 31-date world tour, spanning from June to November 2024.

She will kick off her global take-over at Eventim Apollo in London June 12th, travelling across mainland Europe, North America, and will end her lengthy tour in Sydney, Australia at the Hordern Pavilion November 15th. Dates in Africa and Asia are yet to be announced however, it is predicted that tour dates for Africa will be on October 19th and 25th and for Asia, November 5th. 

Music artists Naomi Sharon and Lekan will be joining the rising star during the North American leg of her world tour. 

These are the date so far confirmed:

06-12 London, England - Eventim Apollo

06-15 Paris, France - L’Olympia

06-30 Brussels, Belgium - Atomium

07-04 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

07-08 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom

07-10 Cologne, Germany - Carlswerk Victoria

07-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

07-13 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival

07-16 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Casino

08-22 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore

08-24 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

08-26 Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s

08-28 Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall

08-30 Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy

09-01 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem

09-03 Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia

09-05 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

09-07 Toronto, Ontario - History

09-11 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena

09-13 Montreal, Quebec - L’Olympia

09-15 Chicago, IL - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

09-17 Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom

09-22 Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

09-25 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

09-27 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

09-29 Las Vegas, NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels

10-01 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre

11-09 Melbourne, Victoria - Margaret Court Arena

11-12 Brisbane, Queensland - Fortitude Music Hall

11-15 Sydney, New South Wales - The Hordern Pavilion