Violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Sudan Archives has announced a slate of tour dates as support on Tame Impala’s highly anticipated US tour. She is one of the most exciting and distinctive musicians working today. Her unique songs fold in elements of R&B, violin playing inspired by Northeast African fiddlers, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music. Her performances are in continued support of her critically acclaimed debut album Athena, released in 2019 on Stones Throw, winner of the Liberia Award for Best R&B Album. See full dates below.
Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught herself how to play the violin by ear, inspired by Northeast African folk music. After moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, she began creating beats at home and mixing them with her violin playing. After a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones Throw.
In 2017, she released her debut self-titled EP, co-produced with Matthewdavid. Its lead single ‘Come Meh Way’ was chosen as a track of the year by NPR, Crack and many more. In 2018 The Guardian named her one of their artists to watch, and Sudan Archives released the Sink EP, inspired by her “love of fluidity, movement of jellyfish, and water”. Sink was The Vinyl Factory’s #1 release of the year, and was praised by the New York Times, Pitchfork, Vogue, and more. Her debut album is forthcoming from Stones Throw in 2019.
Sudan Archives has brought her electrifying live performances to festivals such as Coachella, Field Day, and Pitchfork Midwinter, and she’s shared the stage with artists including Ibeyi, Michael Kiwanuka, St Vincent, and Tune-Yards. She’s performed at Disney Hall in LA for Yoko Ono’s birthday tribute, played ambient shows as Sudan Moon, and was in an art/music installation at LACMA curated for Robert Rauschenberg’s ¼ Mile Exhibition.
9/7 – Chicago @ United Center
9/12 – Portland @ Moda Center
9/15 – San Francisco @ Chase Center
9/18 – Glendale AZ @ Gila River Arena
9/20 – Denver @ Ball Arena
9/23 – Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
9/28 – Atlanta @ GA State Farm Arena
11/7 – Austin @ Frank Erwin Center
11/9 – Dallas @ American Airlines Center