Petite Noir announces UK & European tour for March 2016

Following a UK tour with a sold out show at the Lexington in London, Petite Noir is pleased to announce further UK and European live dates for March 2016. The tour will kick off with a London headline show at The Laundry on March 3rd. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday 6th November 2015 and are available to purchase HERE.

You can watch a live clip of Petite Noir performing ‘Down’ at The Lexington below.

Full dates are as follows:

Thu 03 Mar 2016         UK                   London                        The Laundry

Fri 04 Mar 2016           Ireland             Dublin             The Academy

Sat 05 Mar 2016          Netherlands     Zeewolde         WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE in Center Parcs De Eemhof

Sun 06 Mar 2016         Poland             Warsaw            Hybrydy

Mon 07 Mar 2016        Germany          Berlin               Berghain Kantine

Tue 08 Mar 2016         France              Strasbourg        La Laiterie

Wed 09 Mar 2016        France              Paris                 Maroquinerie

Thu 10 Mar 2016         France              Nantes             Stereolux

Fri 11 Mar 2016           France              Vannes                        Echonova                     

Sun 13 Mar 2016         France              Tourcoing-Lille            Le Grand Mix

Petite Noir recently shared a video for the title track from his 2015 album, ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’. The video for the song, featuring Congoloese-Belgian rapper Baloji, was made possible by Urban Outfitters, who co-helmed the production with director Alan Del Rio Ortiz, producers Pomp & Clout, CG & VR supervisor Pete Puskas, and Petite Noir’s constant collaborator, creative director Rochelle Nembhard.

You can watch the videos for BestHERE and ‘Down’, HERE

La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful represents the first full expression of what the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing, Ilunga calls ‘Noirwave’ - more of a concept than a specific sound. Inspired by innovators like Mos Def and legends Fela Kuti and Tabu Ley, Noirwave encompasses a ‘new African aesthetic’, plain and simple. ‘I think for me, it's just the story their music tells and the sense of freedom. It's about seeing the positive in dark times’.

La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful is available on CD, digitally, and on double vinyl LP with etched artwork on Side D. Get the album through Dom Mart HERE and receive a photographic print of the album artwork. Get the album via iTunes HERE.