Last year, as I stood under Coachella's oppressive sun, ticketless, wristband-less, hopeless, forlornly contemplating the impenetrable fortress of security, I said to my friend, Megan, "I just want to make it in to see Santigold." I didn't ask for much, but I did ask for Santigold, and the concert gods smiled down upon me. A couple finagled wristbands, pass backs through chain-link fences, and friendly exchanges with security about the bottle of whiskey in my backpack, and I was in. And there was Santigold and there were dancing nuns and life was good.
Last May, Santigold released her second studio album, titled Master of My Make-Believe. The album garnered Santigold a long-awaited No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and it peaked at No. 21 on the US Billboard 200. Since then, she's stayed busy playing shows and collaborating with other artists (such as A$AP Rocky on his latest album - Long.Live.A$AP.). On January 14th, Santigold put out a track called "Girls" for... you guessed it... the Girls soundtrack. Hate Lena Dunham? Still love Santigold. Check out the Disparate Youth and other videos below, and cross your fingers that she's playing somewhere near you... If it was worth sneaking into Coachella for, it's probably worth buying a ticket for.
Santogold or Santigold?? WTF?
FYI: Though her first album was called Santogold, if you're still calling her that these days, you sound like my dad when he's trying to pronounce quinona. Her real name is Santi White - and from that we get - Santigold.
Santigold Concert Tickets
|Sunday 12:00 PM||Jazz Reggae Festival with Common, Santigold, Ziggy Marley UCLA Intramural Field – Los Angeles, CA tickets from $|
|Friday 4:30 PM||Republik Music Festival (2 Day Pass) with Santigold, Damian Marley, Excision Kaka'ako Beach Park Amphitheater – Honolulu, HI|
|Friday 6:00 PM||Republik Music Festival with Santigold, Damian Marley Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Kahului, HI tickets from $|
|Saturday 7:00 PM||Republik Music Festival (Saturday Pass) with Santigold, Damian Marley Kaka'ako Beach Park Amphitheater – Honolulu, HI|
|Thursday 9:00 PM||Santigold Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany tickets from $|
Though currently, she only has one date scheduled - February 9th at the House of Blues in West Hollywood - stay tuned for more Santigold updates. She has a new album out, and last year she hit the festival circuit pretty hard, playing at Coachella, The Governors Ball Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, so it seems likely that she'll be playing more shows across the United States.
Santigold Past Setlist
|5||Get It Up|
|6||Hold The Line|
|8||This Isn't Our Parade|
|9||I'm a Lady|
|12||Freak Like Me|
|14||Brooklyn Go Hard|