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    Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:45:42

    K'Naan to Release "Country, God or The Girl" on October 16 - He is also touring

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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    Critically acclaimed hip-hop MC/singer/songwriter and activist, K'NAAN, has announced his highly anticipated third album, Country, God or The Girl will debut October 16, 2012 through A&M/Octone.

    While fans can expect the diverse sound that they have come to know K’Naan on Country, God or The Girl, the artist also ventures deeper musically into pop, soul and reggae. He continues his tradition of evocative, thought-provoking lyrics on this album, tapping themes of independence, positivity and fighting loneliness and social pressure. The upcoming album proves to be dynamic, highlighting the expansive sonic direction K'Naan has explored writing and recording over the last year.

    He also an impressive guest list, including Bono, Keith Richards and Nelly Furtado.

    Also lending to his many influences, while making the upcoming record, are the social activist campaigns he has taken part in. This includes his efforts for the Clinton Foundation and participation in the "Decade to Difference" concert last October to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the foundation.

    Track Listing:

    1. The Seed
    2. Gold In Timbuktu
    3. Waiting Is A Drug
    4. Better
    5. Simple
    6. Is Anybody Out There? featuring Nelly Furtado
    7. Hurt Me Tomorrow
    8. The Sound Of My Breaking Heart
    9. Nothing To Lose featuring Nas
    10. 70 Excuses
    11. Bulletproof Pride featuring Bono
    12. The Wall

    Bonus Tracks for Deluxe Version:
    1. Sleep When We Die featuring Keith Richards
    2. More Beautiful Than Silence
    3. Alone featuring will.i.am
    4. On The Other Side featuring Mark Foster

    Tour Dates:

    September 29th New York, NY Global Fest 2012
    October 21st St Louis, MO Rock n Roll St. Louis
    October 23rd Dallas, TX Trees
    October 25th Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
    October 26th Austin, TX Beauty Ballroom
    October 27th New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
    October 30th Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live - Downstairs
    November 1st New York, NY Highline Ballroom
    November 3rd Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel
    November 4th Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
    November 7th Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
    November 8th Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
    November 10th Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
    November 11th Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
    November 13th Seattle , WA Neumos
    November 14th Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
    November 16th San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club
    November 17th Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
    November 18th Solana Beach ,CA Belly Up Tavern

    Are you going to check out K'Naan's album or tour?

    —Katie Sheehan
    09.24.12



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