Jamie was first introduced to the Q-Kidz Dance Team by the composer and bassist Bootsy Collins in Cincinnati.
"The Q-Kidz are the bomb," says Jamie. "They destroy all cynicism with their sheer joy and passion and leave a trail of heart-warming smiles behind them wherever they go. It's pretty rare these days to feel a genuine life rush but these girls with all their raw passion, discipline and exhuberent joy just blew us all away."
Jamie Lidell will be performing throughout the summer and starts a run of festival dates across Europe today in Vienna, the tour includes a live show in London on 11th July with support from Moko at Oval Space (buy tickets here).
He will then be returning to the US for three shows:
Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY on 1st August (Tickets / Info)
Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY on 2nd August (Tickets / Info)
The Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY on 3rd August (Tickets / Info)
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“Mr. Lidell has absorbed the pliant funk and R&B that brings to mind the platinum R&B productions of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the team responsible in large part for Janet Jackson’s late—‘80s success.”Wall Street Journal
“The progenitor of his own completely original genre that no one else has been able to recreate…a banging return to form.” KCRW
"Whoppingly exuberant and sonically complex"Guardian
"Sounds like a man embracing his calling"Independent
Jamie Lidell Tour
2 July Theater Akzent - Vienna, AT (Tickets / Info)
4 July Rock Werchter - Werchter, BE (Tickets / Info)
6 July Pitch Festival - Amsterdam, NL (Tickets / Info)
7 July Inspire Festival - Liempde, NL (Tickets / Info)
8 July Calvi on the Rocks - Calvi, FR (Ticket / Info)
11 July Oval Space - London, GB (Tickets / Info)
12 July Live au Pont - Nimes, FR (Tickets / Info)
13 July Alive Festival - Lisbon, PT (Tickets / Info)
25 July Blue balls Festival - Lucerne, CH (Tickets / Info)