The Root Recommends: The latest album and upcoming tour by the R&B rocker.
With an impressive list of producers, including Q-Tip and Diplo, the Philly-bred singer revives the unorthodox sounds and creative musicality that helped popularize 2008's Santogold. Lead singles "Big Mouth" and "Disparate Youth" spread across the music blogosphere earlier this year.
After hitting the stage during SXSW and Coachella, Santigold is taking her latest act across the country. The tour kicked off with a performance at New York's Bowery Ballroom on April 30. She's set to stop in more than 20 cities along the way, ending on August 12 at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco.
Listen to Santigold's Master of My Make-Believe in its entirety on NPR; and check out the artist's 2012 North American tour dates below. Santigold's Master of My Make-Believe is now available in stores and online.
April 30: New York City, Bowery Ballroom
May 8: Philadelphia, the Trocadero
May 9: Providence, R.I., Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
May 11: Portland, Me., State Theatre
May 12: Clifton Park, N.Y., Northern Lights
May 15: Toronto, Kool Haus
May 16: Buffalo, N.Y., Town Ballroom
May 25: George, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)
May 26: Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
May 28: Salt Lake City, In the Venue
May 29: Denver, Ogden Theatre
June 4: Phoenix, the Crescent Ballroom
June 6: Dallas, House Of Blues
June 7: Houston, House of Blues
June 9: Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo
June 10: Indianapolis, Egyptian Room
June 12: St. Louis, Mo., the Pageant
June 13: Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
June 15: Cincinnati, Bogart's
June 16: Pittsburgh, Stage AE
June 18: Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
June 19: Baltimore, Rams Head Live!
June 22: Boston, House Of Blues
June 23: New York City, Governors Ball Music Festival
June 29: Cleveland, House of Blues
June 30: Rothbury, Mich., Electric Forest
Aug. 4: Chicago, Lollapalooza
Aug. 5: Montreal, Osheaga
Aug. 11: Las Vegas, the Pool @ the Cosmopolitan
Aug. 12: San Francisco, Outside Lands Festival
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