Burna Boy have announced a show at the London Stadium on June 3, 2023 – find details and a link to buy tickets below.
The African Giant will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of his “Love, Damini” tour, making him the first African artist to headline a UK stadium – tickets go on sale at 10am GMT, Friday 25 November here.
Speaking about the upcoming show, Burna Boy said: “London stadium will be my showcase! I was told I couldn’t get anything because of my background, hopefully this can show people when you dream it. It doesn’t matter where you come from, your dream can come true. This is going to be history, it’s history and I can’t wait for all of you to be a part of it.”
Burna Boy’s sixth album, ‘Love, Damini’, was released earlier this year and NME described it in a three-star review as “an eclectic and emotional exploration of Afro-pop”.
He continued: ‘Love, Damini’ had the potential to be Burna’s biggest record to date, full of heart and rhythmic passion. But it leaves him frustrated: the tunes are too often repetitive and, apart from the previously mentioned highlights, they don’t show much progress. Burna Boy – a partner-loving, thrill-seeker – seems like he could do more to achieve something basic. We’re waiting for that magic to happen again.”
Speaking to NME on its 2020 Big Read cover, Burna Boy spoke of England – where he studied media at the University of Sussex and then Oxford Brookes – as “literally my second home”.
“Unlike many Western countries, in the United Kingdom there are Africans,” he said. “If you go to the United States and you see a black man and ask him where he’s from, he’ll tell you he’s from Michigan or whatever. Tell you Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana.
“The UK has very strong roots in Africa. It’s almost as if the tree you see in the UK now was planted in Africa. That’s why it’s so strong. It’s so solid and unbreakable. “
Burna Boy performed at this year’s Glastonbury Festival but withdrew from Wireless, where he was due to play in London and Birmingham.