M.I.A. Plans Summer Dates with Solange
Sri Lanka’s finest, M.I.A., has just made plans to expand her upcoming summer tour in support of her most recent album, Matangi. Starting on April 25 in Upper Darby, PA, at the Tower Theatre, she’ll make stops throughout the East Coast, Southern and Western parts of the U.S., with a final show in San Francisco at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Support for this tour comes in the form of Solange and rapper A$AP Ferg on varying dates. Tickets for some dates are on sale now.
M.I.A., born Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam in London, UK, started her career off as a visual artist, filmmaker, and designer before becoming a recording artist. She rose to prominence as a rapper with the singles “Sunshowers” and “Galang” in 2004, releasing her debut album, Arular, in 2005 to critical acclaim. Her single, “Paper Planes,” peaked in the Top 20 worldwide, hitting No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100: it is still XL Recordings second best-selling single to-date. M.I.A. has been named by both Time and Esquire as one of the world’s most influential people.