Kamasi Washington announces new album

Kamasi Washington announces new double album Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington 'Heaven & Earth'

Kamasi Washington’s second album Heaven & Earth is set for release June 22 via Young Turks. Today, Washington has shared two songs from the double album, “Fists of Fury” and Heaven’s “The Space Travelers Lullaby”. Kamasi Washington plays his next show on April 25th at Coachella.

The long-awaited follow up to Washington’s debut The Epic, Heaven & Earth is comprised of two halves, which find Washington confronting quotidian realities with cosmic themes. A further investigation of Washington’s world building ideas, the new album explores his reckoning with current global chaos and his vision for the future.

“Fists of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby” debut today alongside a pair of accompanying scenes created by acclaimed British artist and director Jenn Nkiru. The rich visual contextualisations are inspired by a more expansive collaborative Heaven & Earth film project that is due for release later in the year.

Kamasi Washington on HEAVEN & EARTH:

“The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.” This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven & Earth. The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences.

We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. Who I am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between.”

KAMASI WASHINGTON
HEAVEN & EARTH

I. EARTH
1. Fists of Fury
2. Can You Hear Him
3. Hubtones
4. Connections
5. Tiffakonkae
6. The Invincible Youth
7. Testify
8. One of One

II. HEAVEN
9. The Space Travelers Lullaby
10. Vi Lua Vi Sol
11. Street Fighter Mas
12. Song for the Fallen
13. Journey
14. The Psalmnist
15. Show Us the Way
16. Will You Sing

KAMASI WASHINGTON
LIVE

April
Sun 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music and Arts Festival
Sun 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music and Arts Festival
Fri 27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

May
Wed 02 – London, UK – Roundhouse
Fri 04 – Manchester, UK- Albert Hall
Sat 05 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Sun 06 – Cheltenham, UK – Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Tue 08 – Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores @ Auditorium de Lyon
Wed 09 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Fri 11 – Coutances, France – Jazz Sous les Pommiers @ Salle Marcel Hélie
Sat 12 – St Gaudens, France – Festival Jazz a Comminges @ Parc des Expositions
Sun 13 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
Mon 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Wed 16 – Milan, Italy – Santeria Social Club
Thu 17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten Zurich
Fri 18 – Munich, Germany – Theaterfabrik
Sat 19 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Konzerthaus
Sun 20 – Diersbach, Austria – INNtone JazzFestival
Tue 22 – Krakow, Poland – Studio
Wed 23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Arhca Theatre
Thu 24 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
Fri 25 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
Sun 27 – Cologne, German – Live Music Hall
Mon 28 – Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
Tue 29 – The Hague, Holland – Paard
Wed 30 – Brussels, Belgium – Salle De La Madeleine

June
Fri 01 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
Sat 02 – Hamburg, Germany – Elbjazz Festival
Sun 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Fri 15 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium (w/Alt-J)
Sat 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Rock the Garden
Sat 23 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco
Fri 29 – Waitsfield, VT – Friendly Gathering
Sat 30 – Montreal, Quebec – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

July
Thu 12 – Berkley, CA – Greek Theater (w/Sylvan Esso)
Wed 25 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amphitheater

August
Sat 04 – Dublin, Ireland – Beatyard Festival
Sun 05 – Oxfordshire, UK – Wilderness Festival
Tue 07 – Mainz, Germany – Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle Mainz
Thu 09 – Antwerp, Belgium – Jazz Middelheim
Fri 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – HAVEN
Sat 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
Sun 12 – Helsinki, Finland – FLOW
Sat 18 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival

October
Wed 17 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Thu 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Fri 19 – San Francisco, CA
Sat 20 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
Wed 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Grand Room @ The Complex
Thu 25 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Fri 26 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Sat 27 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Mon 29 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Tue 31 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theater

November
Thu 01 – Minneapolis, MN
Fri 02 – Madison, WI
Sat 03 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Mon 05 – Toronto, CA – Sony Centre
Wed 07 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre
Thu 08 – Boston, MA – The Royale
Fri 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Sat 10 – Washington D.C. – Lincoln Theatre
Wed 14 – Richmond, VA – The National
Thu 15 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz