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Santigold Announces ’10 Years Golder Tour’ | April 30-May 18

Santigold has announced a US tour to commemorate the recent 10thanniversary of her self-titled debut album. The 10 Years Golder Tour kicks off April 30th at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium. She will be performing her debut album in its entirety as well as songs from throughout her career including her latest mixtape-style album I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions(Downtown). Citi is the official presale credit card for the tourAs such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 20 at 10 AM local time until Thursday, February 21 at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Artist fan club presale will be available Wednesday, February 20 at 10 AM local time through Thursday, February 21 at 10p local time. Fans can sign up for the artist fan club presale code atwww.Santigold.com. The deadline for the presale code signup is Tuesday, February 19 at midnight local time. This will be followed by local pre-sales on February 21 at 10 AM local time and the general on sale on February 22 at 10 AM local time.

This past summer, Santigold released I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (Downtown), a spontaneous mixtape-style project she recorded with Mixpak Records producer Dre Skull. Santigold and Dre Skull bonded over their shared passion for Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music. Dre Skull, known for working across dancehall, hip hop, and electronic music as a DJ, producer and founder of Mixpak Records became an instant creative comrade of Santi’s. They decided to explore their ideas for a mixtape, which ultimately grew into a 10 song recording session, which they came to call The Gold Fire Sessions. Over the course of two weeks, they recorded the bulk of the songs, playing with Reggae and Afro-Caribbean influences while pushing and pulling their pillars with Santi’s singular point of view. As the writing and recording gained steam, Santi unearthed a few gems (ideas she had started with producers Ricky Blaze and Diplo) from her unreleased vaults and she and Dre reworked them, threading together classic Santigold ideas with the spirit of this new work. The incisive social commentary, humor, and daredevil sound that have become hallmarks of her work take on exciting new forms on this project. Unlike other Santigold albums, which are recorded over long periods and heavily curated and edited by Santi, I Don’t Want is a loose and spontaneous project, a snapshot of the infectious energy of the sessions with Dre Skull.

In the decade since her classic debut, Santi has revealed herself to be the most eclectic artist of her generation with a broad influence. She has collaborated with Jay Z, Kanye West, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O & Nick Zinner, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Amadou & Mariam, Q Tip, MIA, Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Julian Casablancas, U-Roy, Lykke Li, Basement Jaxx, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, Asap Rocky, Diplo, Lil Yachty, Devo, and The Lonely Island. Her songs have been sampled by Drake & Lil Wayne and Future among others. She’s written for Gza of Wu-Tang Clan, Lily Allen, and Christina Aguilera. Santi has been handpicked for tours by Bjork, Kanye West, Jay Z, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys. She’s a singular artist beloved by her peers across genres.

10 Years Golder Tour Dates

April 30: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium

May 2: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

May 3: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

May 5: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

May 6: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

May 8: Chicago, IL @ The Vic

May 14: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

May 15: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

May 17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium

May 18: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

About RJ Frometa

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