The chosen artists suitably pleased to be confirmed on the first leg of the BBC tour, as Izzy Bizu tells Spindle that she is “super excited to see different states and soak up new energies with my band, can’t wait to show America our music!” and Manchester’s four-piece post-punk band, Spring King commented, “We’re incredibly grateful that the BBC has asked us to do this tour in America. We’ve always been overwhelmed by the support they’ve given us in the past, but this is on another level! We can’t wait to get out there. It’ll be the perfect end to a perfect year for us!”
Oscar from Sundara Karma also said on the tour announcement: “We’re very excited to be a part of this. It was BBC Introducing that gave us our first real break when we got to play Reading & Leeds Festival for the first time, and it’s fitting that they are behind getting us to the US for the first time which has been a lifelong dream. The opportunities that BBC Introducing has given us appear to be endless.”
The initiative is a partnership with BBC, Live Nation and the GREAT Britain campaign to support British talent and highlight the BBC’s longstanding relationship with music; GREAT Britain being the government’s largest campaign promoting the best of Britain in over 144 countries, encouraging the world to visit, study and do business with the UK to aid its growth.
The BBC Music Presents tour will set in motion this November and continue for the upcoming 12 months, delivering four tours across the East and West coast of America. The first tour kicks off on the East Coast of America, hitting the following cities:
- New York City, Monday 14th November
- Boston, Tuesday 15th November
- Philadelphia, Friday 18th November
- Cleveland, Sunday 20th November
- Detroit, Tuesday 22nd November
- Chicago, Wednesday 23rd November
For more information on BBC Music Presents and to book tickets for the upcoming tour dates, visit: www.bbc.co.uk.