Miguel will perform live at the BET Awards on June 24th
Having just completed his sold-out Spring tour in early April, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miguel announces that he will embark on The Ascension Tour throughout North America this Fall in support of his critically praised fourth studio album, War & Leisure. The 26 date tour kicks off on August 23rd in Boston, Massachusetts, hitting major markets in the US and Canada throughout August and September, including festival appearances at AFROPUNK in Brooklyn, North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, and Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, concluding on September 28th in Seattle, Washington. OVO’s dvsn will provide support and join Miguel for all North American dates. Citi Card member pre-sales begin on Tuesday, June 19th at 10 am local time, general tickets go on sale June 22nd, 10 am local time.
Over the weekend Miguel performed to an elated crowd of hometown fans at the Smokin Grooves Festival and on June 24th he will be performing live at the BET Awards. In July, Miguel will be appearing at Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA, Neyo in Houston and at Austin City Limits Live, also making his Austin City Limits live taping debut. Last week, Miguel teamed up with GoldLink to release new track “Got Friends” and to celebrate the initiation of the 2018 World Cup, Miguel narrated and starred in the new Major League Soccer ad campaign “Our Soccer”.
“Sky Walker,” Miguel’s lead single off of War & Leisure, reached No. 1 on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the fastest rising hits of the year. At the beginning of March, Miguel released a new version of “Sky Walker” in Spanish, and teased the upcoming release of new Spanish language versions of some of the prominent singles and album tracks from War & Leisure. Adding to the highlights of the first half of 2018, Miguel joined Mexican pop singer Natalie Lafourcade at the 90th Academy Awards to perform the Oscar and Golden Globe award winning Best Original Song “Remember Me” from the critically acclaimed Pixar film Coco. Continuing with his newfound soundtrack success, Miguel also makes an appearance on the soundtrack for the remake of the iconic 1972 film Superfly with his new song “R.A.N”. The soundtrack was co-produced and curated by Future.
8/23/18 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
8/24/18 Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
8/25/18 Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK (Brooklyn)
8/26/18 Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
8/28/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Mural Theatre at Old National Centre
8/29/18 Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
8/31/18 Chicago, IL @North Coast Festival
9/2/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
9/4/18 Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
9/6/18 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/7/18 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
9/8/18 Atlanta, GA @ ONE MusicFest
9/11/18 San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
9/12/18 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
9/14/18 Denver, CO @ Grandoozy
9/16/18 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
9/17/18 San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
9/19/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
9/20/18 San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose University
9/21/18 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
9/22/18 Las Vegas, CA @ Life is Beautiful Festival
9/24/18 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
9/25/18 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/27/18 Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
9/28/18 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
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