RAJA KUMARI ANNOUNCES 2019 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR DATES
THE “KARMA KILLS” TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 4TH IN WASHINGTON DC;
STOPS INCLUDE TORONTO AND VANCOUVER
ACCLAIMED EP BLOODLINE OUT NOW!
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 30, 2019 – Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and rapper Raja Kumari is pleased to announce the “KARMA KILLS” tour in support of her acclaimed EP, BLOODLINE.
The headlining trek is set to begin on June 4th in Washington, DC at The Pie Shop and will conclude on June 26th in Los Angeles, CA at the Moroccan Lounge. The tour will makes stops across North America, including dates in Brooklyn, San Francisco and more, as well as headlining festival sets in Toronto and Vancouver. Known for her high-energy, enthralling performance skills, The Los Angeles Times recently commended her live show at the 2019 Women’s March, exclaiming that Raja “enraptured the audience through her blend of Indian music with hip hop.”
A special pre-sale will launch on May 1. Fans can purchase tickets using the code “KARMA” at www.rajakumari.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 2. A full tour routing can be found below.
BLOODLINE was released this February on Epic Records and can be streamed on all DSPs HERE. The 5-track project boasts the acclaimed single “SHOOK,” produce by Sean Garrett. TIME Magazine commending it as a song that “drips with blustering self-assuredness,” and its Gil Green (Drake, Kanye West)-directed music video has already amassed 3 million-plus views. Check out the video HERE. Other highlights include the track “KARMA”, for which the upcoming tour takes its name. Idolator says that the song finds the artist “coming into her own.” Along with Sean Garrett, the EP also includes production work from Danja.
Raja Kumari 2019 Tour dates:
6/4 – Washington, DC – The Pie Shop
6/5 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
6/8 – Toronto, ON – Desi Fest %
6/12 – San Francisco – Cafe du Nord
6/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
6/15 – Vancouver, BC – 5X Festival %
6/18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
6/21 – Houston TX – House of Blues
6/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge *
* With VINCINT
% Headlining festival set
About Raja Kumari
Indian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Raja Kumari is a force of nature. A fearless, charismatic personality and natural-born storyteller, her mission is to create art that blends her Indian roots with her American upbringing. Her music is a sonic bridge between East and West that fuses the rhythms she absorbed as a trained classical Indian dancer with her love for hip-hop.
Kumari made her initial impact on global pop music as a sought-after songwriter. The creative force behind hits like Fall Out Boy’s multiplatinum smash “Centuries,” Iggy Azalea’s “Change Your Life” [feat. T.I.], Fifth Harmony’s “Like Mariah” [feat. Tyga], music for the hit Fox show “Empire,” and numerous anthems for Gwen Stefani have earned her acclaim and accolades across the board. Notably, she received a GRAMMY® nomination for her work with Azelea and a BMI Pop Award for her work with Fall Out Boy.
Emerging as a disruptive force in hip-hop in her own right, Kumari released her debut EP, The Come Up, in 2016. Her solo material has received acclaim and attention from the likes of Billboard, Paper Magazine, Idolator and Complex and has been featured overseas by the likes of Rolling Stone, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ in India. Recently she performed on the Red Bull Tour Bus tour which showcases breakthrough artists throughout India, and performed as a guest on Amazon Prime’s digital reality show “The Remix”. Sharing the stage with Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman on tour last year at the SSE Arena Wembley, as well as at the 2017 IIFA Awards at MetLife Stadium, Raja continues to collaborate with other artists throughout the world and was recently featured on the international banger “Vamos”, which cracked over 10 million YouTube views in under one week.
Raja Kumari’s talents extend beyond the studio, having recently co-starred in the acclaimed movie Gully Boy. She also is the host and curator of her own Apple Music Beats 1 show, The New India, where she spotlights some of India’s brightest new talents.
Needless to say, in 2019 Raja Kumari is poised to be a global force in her own right!
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