Amadou & Mariam set to embark on U.S. tour

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Amadou & Mariam will hit the States in June and July. The married duo from Mali is blind and have been playing together since the '80s.

From June 2-10, the couple will perform their traditional-Mali-meets-western-music songs for a few U.S. and Canada shows. Then in July, from the 10-24, they'll open select dates on Coldplay's summer tour.

All of this is in support for their internationally successful new album, Welcome to Mali, which was originally released last November, but is dropping Stateside on March 24.

June
2 - Chicago, Ill. @ Park West
4 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
5 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
6 - Boston, Mass @ Paradise Rock Club
8 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
10 - Alexandria, Va. @ Birchmere

July (with Coldplay)
10 - Portland, Ore. @ The Amphitheater at Clark County
11 - George, Wash. @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
13 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
16 - San Diego, Calif. @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
18 - Carson, Calif. @ Home Depot Center
21 - Dallas, Texas @ Superpages.com Center
22 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
24 - Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Related links:
Feature: Amadou & Mariam: World Music for People Who Hate World Music
Festivus: Lollapalooza Day 3
Amadou & Mariam on MySpace

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