Come spring 2022, Afro-fusion superstar Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artist to headline Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Grammy-winning artist will take the stage on April 28, 2022, marking the first time a Nigerian artist has ever headlined at the iconic New York venue. Find an announcement video and concert poster below.
Last year, Burna Boy released Twice as Tall. Since then, he’s stayed busy by dropping new songs like “Kilometre,” “Question,” “Want It All” with Polo G, and his Headie One collaboration “Siberia.” And, earlier this year, he featured on Black Sherif’s “Second Sermon (Remix),” which you can hear below.
Fans can begin registering for early pre-sale access to tickets here starting Wednesday, Dec. 15, at noon ET through Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 p.m. ET. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, Dec. 14, at noon local time until Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon ET on Friday, Dec. 17, at Ticketmaster.com.
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