Akala will be touring his Visions EP throughout April 2018 in the UK. The Visions EP is the musical accompaniment to Akala’s first part of his new comic book series under the same name.
In Akala’s own words, as previewed as MCM Comic Con in London October 2016, Akala said:
“Visions is a semi-autobiographical magical realist story which forms part of a new comic book series written entirely in verse. This all encompassing multi-media historical tale explores higher states of consciousness, charting the evolution of the art of rapping from Africa’s Griot traditions, through Jazz, Blues and Reggae up to the modern day.”
With deeply stirring soundscapes and hard-hitting beats produced by James Leggett (aka Nearly Native) and Akala with additional production from long time collaborator Lavar Bullard the Visions EP sets Akala’s visceral trademark flow to moody strings and timeless rhythms, breaking new ground for his unique approach to Hip Hop: theatrical long form storytelling – a signpost to where Akala is taking the hip hop genre.
17th Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
18th Manchester The Ritz
19th Glasgow 02 ABC2
21st Bristol SWX
22nd Cardiff Globe
23rd Nottingham Rescue Rooms
24th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
25th Norwich Waterfront
27th London Shepherd Bush Empire
29th Brighton Concorde 2
Watch the premiere of Akala’s Visions EP on Charlie Sloth’s Radio 1Xtra show below.