Kelis’ Lucky 7

Embarking on her first national run in more than four years, Kelis has planned a seven-city blitz across the U.S. beginning on the West Coast in June.

Photo: John Davisson
SXSW, Stubb's Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX

Touring with her full band, Kelis will perform tracks from her new album, Food, which drops April 22 on Ninja Tune Records. 

A cookbook author as well as a singer, Kelis made plenty of new fans when she appeared at SXSW where her food truck served up dishes named after tracks on the new album such as “Jerk Ribs.”

But you don’t have to wait until April 22 to listen to Kelis’ new album.  It’s streaming right now as part of NPR’s First Listen series.  Just click here.

Here are the dates.

June 2 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
June 3 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
June 4 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre
June 9 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
June 11 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
June 13 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
June 15 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Presales begin this week with general onsales launching April 18.  Visit for more info.