Genesis Owusu has announced his first set of U.S. tour dates, set for early January 22. The Ghanaian-Australian artist will be touring in support of his long-awaited debut album Smiling With No Teeth, which was released to universal acclaim this spring. Venue pre-sales are available today, Thursday, April 22 and all tickets will be available this Friday, April 23 at 10am local time.
Smiling With No Teeth beams with artistic evolution, after being championed across the world by everyone from The FADER, NPR Music, The Needle Drop and Complex, to The Guardian, NME and Mojo, landing in many prestigious tips for 2021 feature lists. The 15-track LP seamlessly defies genre boundaries while delineating the nuanced complexities of mental health, as well as Owusu’s experience of living as a black man in a white society. Owusu illustrates each disclosure from within his mind under a tessellation of soundscapes, moving through future-funk, rap and OG hip-hop to guitar-laden odysseys veering from punk and indie-rock to tinges of wistful folk. Smiling With No Teeth, at its heart, remains dedicated to Owusu’s core audience, those who live outside of the box, out of choice or in a decided lack of belonging.
GENESIS OWUSU U.S.TOUR DATES
Jan 13 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Jan 15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jan 17 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jan 19 Denver, CO – The Bluebird
Jan 25 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Jan 28 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Jan 29 Nashville, TN – Basement East
Jan 30 Austin, TX – Antone’s