Wednesday, December 17, 2014

M.I.A. announces tour, playing Tower Theater

It's been a long time since Philly had a visit from rap star M.I.A.

M.I.A. announces tour, playing Tower Theater

M.I.A. performs at the Soho House Satellite Nights series with M.I.A. on November 5, 2013 in Brooklyn City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Soho House)
M.I.A. performs at the Soho House Satellite Nights series with M.I.A. on November 5, 2013 in Brooklyn City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Soho House) Getty Images for Soho House

It’s been a long time since Philly had a visit from rap star M.I.A. She played the Electric Factory back in 2010 to a half empty room following the release of Maya, her ‘comeback’ album, after she announced she was retiring, that received much criticism due to its great departure from her original, must-loved sound.

The British-Sri Lankan beauty is finally touring in support of her new album Matangi, which was released in November of 2013 and has been called one of her strongest efforts yet as a musician.

M.I.A. will kick off her big tour with A$AP Ferg at Tower Theater in Upper Darby on Friday, April 25. Tickets go on sale Friday, Mar. 28 at 10 a.m.

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