Courtesy of management

Zambian superstar Sampa the Great kicked off her long-awaited debut North American tour on the last Monday of March 2022. Her first venue was The Foundry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carrying her fourth ARIA in her satchel, Sampa is to continue performing through 14 cities that will take her across the United States and into Canada for shows in Toronto and Montreal. The ‘Energy’ rapper will end her debut tour in California, where she is expected to grace the stages at Coachella.

Although the decorated songstress was born in Zambia and was raised in Botswana, the ‘Final Form’ singer has built her fortress in Australia. In 2020, Sampa the Great became the first artist ever to win the Australian Music Prize twice, and she was the first woman of color to win the hip-hop category at Australia’s ARIA Awards. The following year, Sampa the Great, along with Wezi, Tio, and Ben Blazer, became the first Zambians to be nominated for a Grammy Award when she was nominated as a featured artist on Angélique Kidjo‘s Grammy-nominated album.

Most recently, Sampa was announced to perform at Coachella. She will join the Grammy-winning Black Coffee and other African music royalty set to perform during the festival.
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Monday, March 28th Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
Tuesday, March 29th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thursday, March 31st New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Friday, April 1st Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Saturday, April 2nd Boston, MA The Sinclair
Tuesday, April 5th Montreal, QC L’Astral
Wednesday, April 6th Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
Friday, April 8th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Saturday, April 9th Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
Tuesday, April 12th Seattle, WA Neumos
Wednesday, April 13th Portland, OR Star Theater
Sunday, April 17th Indio, CA Coachella
Wednesday, April 20th, San Francisco, CA Independent
Thursday, April 21st, Oakland, CA The New Parish
Sunday, April 24th, Indio, CA Coachella