British artist Bakar unveils live dates for his upcoming UK & Europe Headline Tour, celebrating his forthcoming second album, Halo. Taking place in November, tickets go on general sale, this Friday 7th July at 10am BST.
Bakar will commence the European run of his Halo Tour in Italy, and will make stops in Germany, Belgium, Denmark and France, before kicking off the UK leg in Glasgow on Wednesday 21st November. The Camden artist will perform an eagerly-anticipated hometown show at London’s Eventim Apollo on Tuesday, 28th November.
Halo rings in a new era for Bakar. Due out 1st September via Black Butter, the upcoming album is the sonic counterpart to his acclaimed 2018 mixtape BADKID, Bakar can be compared to a modern-day Jack Kerouac on this second album, exploring the dichotomy the young artist feels between the nomadic loneliness of a life constantly on the road and the “lifestyle” of being a musician. Halo will include his latest single, ‘Alive!’, giving listeners a taste of what’s to come from the enigmatic mind of the young Londoner.
Resisting categorisation during his steady growth into the spotlight, Bakar offers all the lyrical prowess of a rapper, the virtuosic poise of a producer, and the pop craft of a singer-songwriter. Born in Camden, North London and raised on Choice FM, RnB CDs, and the Quran, Bakar’s early musical influences spanned from London’s burgeoning grime scene to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and English indie acts like The Maccabees. Bakar propelled into the limelight with his 2018 mixtape BADKID, produced with frequent collaborator Zach Nahome in what has become a fruitful partnership; his US #1 single ‘Hell N Back’ swiftly followed in 2019 – a track currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, having peaked in the Top 20 of the UK Official Singles Chart – a career highlight for the young Brit.
This summer, Bakar will appear on festival stages in the US and Europe,including an appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago and a main stage slot at Reading & Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Bakar narrates the universal story of love, and the ever-changing human experience through his music, with upcoming second album Halo being his most captivating work yet.
Bakar The Halo Tour UK & Europe Headline Tour Dates
Thursday 9th November – Magnolia – Milan, Italy
Sunday 12th November – Kesselhaus – Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 14th November – Melkweg – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wednesday 15th November – CBE – Cologne, Germany
Thursday 16th November – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday 18th November – DR Koncerthuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday 21st November – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
Thursday 22nd November – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Friday 23rd November – Limelight – Belfast, Ireland
Saturday 25th November – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Tuesday 28th November – Eventim Apollo – London, UK
Friday 30th November – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK