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Published on January 31st, 2019 | by Guest Editor


Leikeli47 Announces Her “Acrylic Tour”+ New Video For “Tic Boom”

Leikeli47 has announced her Acrylic Tour following the release of her latest LP Acrylic available now via Hardcover/RCA. The North American tour kicks off March 18th in Kansas City, MO and will land in 25 more cities across the US and Canada with stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta and LA before concluding on April 26th in San Diego, CA (full tour dates can be found below).

The announcement comes on the heels of the new music video for “Tic Boom,” which premiered on the hit TV show Grown-ish. The video sees an army of Noire-clad women entrenched in a face-to-face standoff with an opposing generic group on a stark white background.

Of the video 47 says: “These young women are in a face-off with their inner fears; that’s why it sometimes may look like they’re engaging in a face-off with themselves. It’s about facing whatever your Goliath is and chopping its head off. That’s what Tic Boom is about. It’s about owning your moment, mastery, and doing it afraid if you have to.”

The release of Acrylic marks a new level of notoriety and critical acclaim for the multi-talented artist. Called “…a hood-chick lit masterpiece more colorful than a rack of nail polish.” by NPR, it was also named one their Best Albums of 2018 and received placement in Pitchfork’s and Paper Magazine’s year-end lists. Released in 3 parts, Acrylic chronicles the beloved ritual of getting your nails done. Of the album 47 says “Acrylic is a hard substance and I feel this is one of my harder records to date. It speaks to how hard times don’t break you, they make you. We have this saying that when you smell acrylic, you know just where you are.”

“Despite near-total anonymity, Leikeli47 is becoming a resounding voice of black womanhood.” — PITCHFORK

“Leikeli’s approach isn’t void of pain, but it’s a reminder that there is more to black life than trauma” –NOISEY

“…there really aren’t many people right now (or ever) creating a catalog like Leikeli’s.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN


3/19/19 – Kansas City, MO – Encore @ Uptown

3/20/19 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar

3/21/19 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam

3/22/19 – Chicago, IL – Sub T

3/24/19 – Detorit, MI – Shelter

3/25/19 – Toronto, ON – Velvet

3/26/19 – Montreal, QC – Belmont

3/27/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore

3/28/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere

3/30/19 – Washington, DC – Milkboy

4/01/19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

4/03/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Lodge

4/04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Loft

4/06/19 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock

4/09/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

4/10/19 – Dallas, TX – Dada

4/11/19 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room

4/14/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium @ The Catalyst

4/15/19 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

4/16/19 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish

4/18/19 – Portland, OR – Holocene

4/19/19 – Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Soundclub

4/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

4/24/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

4/25/19 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room @ The Observatory

4/26/19 – San Diego, CA – Irenic

Twitter: @Leikeli47

Instagram: @leikeli47


Featured Image: Courtesy RCA Records (Photo by Nikko La Mere)

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