Dave has today (February 26) announced that he will be hitting the road, this spring, in what’s going to be his biggest tour to-date. He revealed details of the tour for this spring, which will see the rising star perform two massive shows, at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Dave will be heading across the UK in support of his forthcoming debut album, ‘Psychodrama’, which is set to arrive, on the 8th of March 8 2019. The South London rapper has confirmed that he will commence his 15-date tour, in Dublin, at the Olympia Theatre, on the 9th of April 2019, before heading across the UK. The rapper will conclude the tour, with two shows, in London, at the O2 Academy Brixton, on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2019.
PSYCHODRAMA THE TOUR. Tickets on sale Thursday at 9am. pic.twitter.com/wFItVpuT4B
— Santan (@Santandave1) February 25, 2019
The tour announcement comes after the London-based artist, whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie, announced the release of the album along with the video for his latest single, ‘Black’, which follows on from his breakthrough LP ‘Game Over’, in 2017. The powerful video features a number of the 20-year-old’s heroes including Stormzy, Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling, Radio 1 DJ Tiffany Calver and British athlete Dina Asher-Smith.
Previewing ‘Psychodrama’ with the release of its lead single, ‘Black’, on the 21st of February 2019, Dave has now shared the video for the track. Directed by Nathan James Tettey and Edem Wornoo, the video, was filmed in London; Manchester; and Lagos, Nigeria, is described as “a profound exploration of black identity, excellence and the diaspora”.
The rapper paved his way to the top of the Grim scene with millions of his rap songs on YouTube, not to mention a ground breaking collaboration with global music star Drake. Dave, who is also known as Santan Dave or Dave Santan, received his breakthrough, in 2015, on a platform named, Black Box, which saw him drop a single, ‘Blackbox Cypher’, with just audio on a mixtape.
Dave has established himself as one of the most promising young talents to emerge on the UK rap scene, in recent years. In 2018 he became the youngest-ever winner of an Ivor Novello award for his politically charged single, ‘Question Time’. As an independent artist, he has achieved more than 600m streams before releasing a full album and has performed several major collaborations, including with fellow London artist AJ Tracey.
Dave UK Tour Dates 2019:
09/04/2019 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin
12/04 – O2 Academy – Glasgow
13/04 – O2 Academy – Newcastle
15/04 – Rock City – Nottingham
16/04 – O2 Academy – Leeds
17/04 – O2 Academy – Liverpool
18/04 – Academy – Manchester
20/04 – O2 Academy – Sheffield
22/04 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
23/04 – O2 Academy – Leicester
25/04 – Nick Rayns LCR – Norwich
26/04 – O2 Academy – Bristol
27/04 – O2 Academy – Bournemouth
02/04 – O2 Academy Brixton – London
03/04 – O2 Academy Brixton – London