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Here's everything you need to know about the Oakland singer's new album
Back in April, Kehlani dropped one of the freshest R&B albums this year with blue water road, following up from their quarantine album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.
On May 16th, Kehlani dropped the official tour dates, revealing that Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad will be their special guests on the road.
Here's everything you need to know about the Oakland singer's new album 'Blue Water Road'.
"blue water road is a destination in my mind" Kehlani explained in a statement about the album. "I’m giving everyone access. It’s an emotional journey, a sexual journey, and a spiritual journey. To me, the album is like a glass house. It’s light, transparent, and the sun is shining right through it".
The princess of R&B announced that they will officially be going on tour later this summer, with Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad joining them. General sale for the UK tickets go live on Friday 20 May. Here are the tour dates:
July 30 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 1 – Miami, FL – FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
Aug. 3 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Aug. 5 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Aug. 9 – New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Aug. 12 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
Aug. 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J. Brady Music Center
Aug. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Aug. 22 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
Aug. 24 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Aug. 28 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Aug. 30 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Sept. 1 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
Sept. 3 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom, Gilley’s
Sept. 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Sept. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Sept. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
Sept. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Sept. 15 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
Sept. 17 – Portland, OR – Theater Of The Clouds
Sept. 18 – Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
Sept. 21 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific National Exhibition
Sept. 30 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Oct. 2 – Honolulu, HI – Waikiki Shell, Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Nov. 17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Grey Hall
Nov. 18 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Nov. 21 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinhalle
Nov. 22 – Berlin – Germany – Tempodrom
Nov. 24 – Zürich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Nov. 26 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov. 27 – Munich, Germany – Zenith, Die Kulturhalle
Nov. 29 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique
Nov. 30 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
Dec. 1 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
Dec. 3 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Dec. 4 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Dec. 5 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Dec. 7 – Dublin, Ireland – 3 Olympia Theatre
Dec. 9 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
Dec. 10 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
Dec. 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
see you on the road trip with guests #riconasty & @destinCONRAD , tickets on sale friday! performing Blue Water Road, It Was Good Until It Wasnt + more! Text (510) 692-4419 for early password tomorrow ✨— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 16, 2022
what city you coming to?https://t.co/BqdSNkaW1h pic.twitter.com/bwF3KbBNJD
Speaking about touring, Kehlani told Apple music:
"It’s my favourite thing in the world. I love when people write to me and stop me and tell me things. But something about them singing the music back to me or the look on their faces when the song is meaningful to them, it’s just priceless. I don’t think there’s anything else like it".
The album came out on all streaming platforms on April 29th. Just before the start of 2022, they spoke with the publication Byrdie about what to expect on blue water road saying:
"I’m so glad to be settled into my fan base and in my little world. I can experiment and have fun. I don’t feel like I have to deliver a radio single right now" they said.
"I have room to become the artist people want me to be, that I think I can become. I have hella room to become the person I want to become".
Kehlani announced that her new album “Blue Water Road” will be coming next month while on stage at Lollapalooza Festival. pic.twitter.com/eKGIvBjugT— KEHLANI DAILY (@kehlanidaiIy) March 20, 2022
Here's the official tracklist to the album, which sees the likes of Blxst, Jessie Reyez, and Syd, Thundercat, Justin Bieber, and Ambré all make an appearance:
1. “little story”
2. “any given sunday” feat. Blxst
3. “shooter interlude”
4. “wish i never”
5. “up at night” feat. Justin Bieber
6. “get me started” feat. Syd
7. “everything interlude”
8. “more than i should” feat. Jessie Reyez
13. “wondering/wandering” feat. Thundercat and Ambré
On March 28, they shared their new single 'up at night' which features Justin Bieber by unveiling the cover art on her IG feed. The song, which was produced by Pop Wansel will be released tomorrow.
Back on September 2021, they released a teaser for the album on YouTube, with the lead single 'Altar' being released in the same month.
They described the video in a now-deleted tweet on Twitter saying: "to all those i have lost, all the angels i have gained, all those that walk with me with hands cracking my chest open, this is for you".
A couple months later in February, the Nights Like This singer co-directed a black-and-white music video for "little story." with and Alexandra Thurmond. Adeya Nomi Parrish Young-White, Kehlani's three-year-old daughter, also made a guest appearance in the video.