Damon Albarn, Amadou & Mariam, Charli XCX, and many more board the Africa Express train tour.

Following the lead of the Grimes-Diplo-Skrillex Canadian tour, Africa Express will also be touring by train. Africa Express is a collective of Western and African artists, and promises that “events will be unrehearsed and unapologetic.”

Artists include Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Rokia Traoré, Kano, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Noisettes, Jupiter & Okwess International and Jack Steadman (of Bombay Bicycle Club), with more names to be announced. A brief documentary about Africa Express and tour dates are below (via Pitchfork).

The Africa Express Tour:
09/03 – Middlesbrough, UK @ Town Hall
09/04 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
09/05 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
09/06 – Cardiff, UK @ Solus
09/07 – Bristol, UK @ The Big Top
09/08 – London, UK @ Granary Square

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