Australian producer Ta-ku announces his first ever national headlining US tour for Fall that will feature fellow Aussie and rising singer Wafia in support of their new collaborative (m)edian EP set for release August 5 via Future Classic. It’s their first set of shows in the states since their debut sold out show at New York’s MoMA PS1 (1 of only 2 US shows) and will feature their elaborate new set with a full band and artful original visuals from frequent collaborator Sam Price on all dates. It also follows their two sold out shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House and their headlining European tour with a key sold out show at London’s Village Underground. The trek kicks off in Los Angeles on September 21 and wraps at Miami’s III Points festival on October 8. Tickets go on sale at 10am ET / PT on this Friday, July 15.
The duo recently shared their stunning new single “Meet in the Middle,” which sees Ta-ku bring his singing chops and beautifully mesh with Wafia’s stunning vocals over an infectious downtempo R&B beat. The duo first came together with their breakout take on Estelle’s “American Boy” with their aptly titled “American Girl” (over 2.3 millions Soundcloud plays) and a tight creative bond quickly developed between the two. The new EP is a collection of beautifully-crafted and highly vulnerable songs detailing the extraordinary and sometimes thorny relationships one has with their father.
9/21 – Los Angeles @ Novo
9/24 – Oakdale @ Symbiosis Gathering
9/26 – Vancouver @ Vogue
9/27 – Seattle @ Showbox
10/1 – San Diego @ CRSSD
10/2 – Chicago @ Thalia Hall
10/4 – Toronto @ Opera House
10/5 – Montreal @ Berri
10/6 – New York @ Brooklyn Masonic Lodge
10/8 – Miami @ III Points
PRE-ORDER THE (M)EDIAN EP HERE: futr.cl/TakuWafiaMedianEP
WATCH TA-KU’S PARIS TOUR RECAP: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHbTa6QA7ne/
LISTEN TO “MEET IN THE MIDDLE”: https://soundcloud.com/futureclassic/ta-ku-wafia-meet-in-the-middle