This week, promoters Madison House Presents have been posting pictures of the Jamiroquai silhouette peaking out from behind different structures in the Big Apple, which can only mean one thing: Jamiroquai is *fingers crossed* coming to New York City! Since Madison House Presents only books the talent for Forest Hills Stadium in the NYC market, it can be assumed that the boogie-down will take place at the former home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens. The captions include a countdown, suggesting that our suspicions will be confirmed on Monday, March 19.
The British funk and jazz heroes, famous for their hits “Virtual Insanity” and “Cosmic Girl” and respected for their deeper cuts, recently announced a show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on April 17th. Aside from their Coachella headlining performances (April 13 & April 20), these venue-specific performances will mark the first time the group has performed their own show in the United States since November of 2005, “in what will be one of their three North American dates in 2018.” We can now safely assume that New York City is one of the lucky three, and we’re damn excited.
About a year ago in the middle of January 2017, Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after years outside the spotlight. In March of last year, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, Jamiroquai embarked on a global tour in 2017, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 comeback tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S.. After Coachella announced that Jamiroquai would perform at the 2018 California music festival, rumors of more North American tour dates began to grow, as promoters on the West Coast, as well as band members themselves, heavily hinted at more headlining dates to come.
Here we are in the same boat, with heavy hints coming from Madison House Presents, and a promising trend to look forward to.