After releasing their debut full-length for the Anti- imprint, Afrobeat warriors Antibalas (which means “bulletproof” in Spanish) are trekking across the U.S. in support of their newest darling, Security. Released earlier this month, the John McEntire-produced album has already gained some extreme praise from the press. The band’s live show is likely to produce similar results.

While the joyful trumpets and funky percussion rhythms of Antibalas are somewhat unusual on the Anti- roster–at least when pitted against Nick Cave, spazz-grinders The Locust, and ambient-era Eno collaborator Daniel Lanois–the band has earned its place in indie history through a series of ever-evolving records for Ninja Tune, Daptone, and other labels.

Having already shared the stage with other eclectic outfits like TV on the Radio, Gomez, and Medeski Martin and Wood, Antibalas is set to take the spotlight once again. Not only has the band averaged more than 100 shows per year, they’ve also been featured on a slew of international compilations for both major and independent labels, garnering a massive following eager to take part in the post-Fela Kuti experience.

Security is out now on Anti-.

Tour Dates
03/21 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
03/22 Los Angeles, CA: The Troubadour
03/28 New Haven, CT: Toad’s Place
03/29 Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
03/30 Portland, ME: Space
03/31 Cambridge, MA: Middle East Underground
04/04 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
04/05 Charlottesville, VA: Starr Hill
04/06 Virginia Beach, VA: Jewish Mother
04/07 Asheville, NC: Orange Peel
04/10 Athens, GA: Georgia Theatre
04/11 Atlanta, GA: The Variety Arts
04/12 Knoxville, TN: Sundown in the City
04/13 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge
04/14 Louisville, KY: Headliners
04/15 Bloomington, IN: the Bluebird
04/17 Urbana, IL: Canopy Club
04/18 St. Louis, MO: Blueberry Hill
04/19 Columbia, MO Blue Note
04/20 Lincoln, NE: Knickerbockers
04/21 Lawrence, KS: Grenada Theatre
04/22 Omaha, NE: Waiting Room
04/23 Iowa City, IA: The Picadour
04/24 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
04/25 Madison, WI: Majestic Theatre
04/26 Milwaukee, WI: Pabst Theatre
04/27 Chicago, IL: Park West
04/28 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
04/29 Newport, KY: Southgate House
05/01 Columbus, OH: Wexner Center
05/02 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom