Whether you remember him as Cat Stevens or think of him as Yusuf, one thing is for certain: the legendary singer/songwriter’s first North American tour in more than 35 years begins in December.
It’s a short run for Yusuf and his incredible catalog. A new signing with Legacy Recordings, Yusuf’s new album, Tell ’Em When I’m Gone, arrives Oct. 27 and features contributions from Richard Thompson, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf and Rick Rubin.
Yusuf’s North American tour has the artist playing six shows coast to coast. Here are the dates:
Dec. 1 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
Dec. 4 – Boston, Mass., Citi Performing Arts Center
Dec. 7 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Dec. 9 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
Dec. 12 – San Francisco, Calif., Nob Hill Masonic Center
Dec. 14 – Los Angeles, Calif., Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
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Article by: Jay Smith, Pollstar