YOLA’S STAND FOR MYSELF HEADLINE TOUR 2022 CONTINUES

DATES INCLUDE CHICAGO'S THALIA HALL, NEW YORK'S WEBSTER HALL, WASHINGTON, DC'S LINCOLN THEATRE, AND MORE. PETER ONE TO OPEN. AHEAD OF TED X TALK BROADCAST, YOLA REFLECTS ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HER ROLE AS SISTER ROSETTA AND HER JOURNEY TO GUITAR "BEING BLACK HAS NEVER BEEN THE BARRIER TO MY ADVANCEMENT, WHITE SUPREMACY HAS BEEN."

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Yola’s Stand For Myself 2022 headline tour will continue with shows at venues across the US, including Chicago’s landmark Thalia Hall, New York’s Webster Hall and Washington, DC’s Lincoln Theatre. Yola will perform select festival dates including Bourbon and Beyond, and FreshGrass in North Adams, MA and recently headlined Live On The Green in Nashville. Peter One, a singular artist and Nashville transplant, hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, will open on select dates, indicated below.

The Black British genre fluid superstar made her acting debut this summer when she portrayed Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama “Elvis”, who is played by Austin Butler, alongside Tom Hanks, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Alton Mason. Her role received widespread praise with support from New York MagazineRolling Stone and Harper’s Bazaar. Yola has taken much inspiration from Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s trailblazing career. The woman who was the inventor of rock and roll and was a defining influence on all rock guitar players that followed her. Yola was discouraged to learn guitar in her early part of her career, due to a number of cognitively biased, white supremacist and patriarchal musical environments in the British music industry, both locally to her and nationally. In fact, an ill-informed (but powerful) white male A&R executive once told her “no one wants to hear a Black woman play rock and roll.” Yola went on to become an accomplished rhythm guitar player and recently featured on the cover of Premier Guitar magazine. Reflecting ahead of the broadcast of her Ted X talk, which she recently taped in Nashville and set for broadcast soon, Yola covered this very subject stating, “Being black has never been the barrier to my advancement, white supremacy has been.” Yola continued, “In fact being black is a massive advantage to doing my job well, thank the gods I’m black.”

Yola’s meteoric rise continues – from headline performances at Glastonbury festival to her debut at Coachella to opening at Madison Square Garden, Yola continues to define her own path and dash expectation in her wake. Her anthemic sophomore album, Stand For Myself, which was twice GRAMMY nominated, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. Stand For Myself drew widespread critical acclaim from publications including The New York Times who stated it is an, “‘Album made on her own terms.” and All Songs Considered, who anointed the album “the best soul record of the last 20 years.” Yola recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and appeared on CBS Mornings interviewed by Anthony Mason.

For more information and tickets please visit: www.iamyola.com

Live dates include:

SEP 9 FRI – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN^
SEP 10 SAT – Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA^
SEP 11 SUN – The Pageant, St Louis, MO^
SEP 13 TUE – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL^
SEP 16 FRI – The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Boone, NC
SEP 17 SAT – Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA^
SEP 18 SUN – Bourbon & Beyond 2022, Louisville, KY
SEP 20 TUE – Webster Hall, New York, NY^
SEP 21 WED – Big Night Live, Boston, MA^
SEP 23 FRI – Brooklyn Bowl Philly, Philadelphia, PA^
SEP 24 SAT – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC^
SEP 25 SUN – FreshGrass | North Adams 2022, North Adams, MA

^ Peter One opens