King Sunny Ade to Tour North America in 2016-17

Riot Artist is thrilled to welcome King Sunny Ade to our touring roster for the 2016-17 season!

Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music to international heights.

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats last toured North America in 2005. When they return in the 2016-17 season, they will lay down their trademark mix of talking drum-driven grooves, multi-guitar weaves, lilting vocal harmonies, and pedal steel accents, and take their audiences on an intoxicating journey.