(US) Atlantic recording artist Kehlani has announced her “You Should Be Here” summer tour, kicking off at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on July 7th. The 6 week long trek will include hip hop artist Pell. General public on-sale tickets will be available for purchase starting on May 29th at 10a/PST. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit here.
This summer tour comes on the heels of her recently unveiled project “You Should Be Here,” which sold more than 7,000 units and had over 1 million plays on Soundcloud, all within the first 24 hours. The project came in at #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart and #2 on both the Overall R&B Albums and Current R&B Albums chart. The collection is heralded by the new tracks, “You Should Be Here” and “How That Taste,” which The Fader has already deemed “a soaring hi-haters anthem.” The tracks can be heard now via Kehlani’s official YouTube channel.
Kehlani was one of the breakout stars of this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW), performing on eight Austin stages throughout the festival. Buzzfeed named her among the top 5 on its “41 SXSW 2015 Artists You Need In Your Life,” while Complex praised her for “impressing audiences with her poise and presence.” Perhaps more significantly, Kehlani was #4 on Twitter’s “Top 5 Most Mentioned Emerging Artists at SXSW” tally.
In 2014, Kehlani broke out on her own with the smash “CLOUD 19” mixtape, revealing a wide range of influences spanning Lauryn Hill and India Arie to Stevie Wonder and Musiq Soulchild. National attention rolled in, with Complex naming “FWU” among its “50 Best Songs of 2014” while also naming Kehlani in its “How R&B Saved 2014” feature.
An electrifying performer, Kehlani has shared stages with some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars. Recent highlights includes G-Eazy’s blockbuster “From The Bay To The Universe” US Tour and San Francisco’s “WiLD 94.9 Presents Girls On Fire” celebration of new female artists. Furthermore, Kehlani has just made her solo TV debut on REVOLT’s REVOLT Live, performing “FWU” and fan favorite, “Get Away” (click here to watch).
As if that weren’t enough, Kehlani has also unveiled a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, dubbed “Tsunamisodes.” The clips, which include music, live performances, interviews and much more, can be seen here.