Davido has announced a brief stretch of new tour dates through North America in support of his long-awaited album “Timeless,” released in March.
Produced by Livenation, the arena shows will take the Nigerian-native to Washington, DC, on July 1 and conclude in Toronto, Canada, on the city’s Budweiser Stage. The announcement of the show arrives just days after he sold out a 50,000-capacity venue in Nigeria for his highly anticipated comeback concert. Timeless Tour will arrive as a buildup to his “AWAY” festival, which was postponed last year following the death of his son.
A fan presale begins April 26 at 10 a.m. local time, with general tickets on sale on April 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Get them here, and see the full run of dates below.
Timeless album was released in March through Davido Music Worldwide, Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment as Davido’s fourth studio album. Thematically, the album explores other musical styles such as afrobeats, dancehall, ragga, konto, highlife, and afropop. It comprises 17 tracks and features collaborations with Skepta, Angelique Kidjo, Asake, Focalistic, and The Cavemen, among others.
For its commercial performance, the project debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 17,000 units in its first week. It also debuted at number 10 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming the second Nigerian album to debut in the top 10 (after Burna Boy’s Love, Damini). Tallying 14.5 million streams during the week of March 31 through April 6, the album surpassed Love, Damini to become the biggest debut for any album on Spotify Nigeria.
Timeless broke the record for the biggest debut week on Apple Music Nigeria and set a new record for the most streamed African album in a single day on Apple Music. The album received over 12 million streams in its first 24 hours on Audiomack and had the biggest week ever recorded for any African album on the platform. Timeless broke the record for the biggest debut week ever recorded on Boomplay Nigeria; it amassed over 22 million streams four days after its release and surpassed the platform’s previous record of 18.8 million streams held by Love, Damini.
Davido describes the project as “a body of work that goes beyond fashion and trends; it’s an authentic body of work that remains true to my core as an artist, using my music to bring joy to my fans across the world. The songs you hear today will be just as relevant tomorrow; that’s why they’re timeless.”
Davido 2023 North American tour dates
July 1 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 7 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 8 – Chicago, Ill – Credit Union 1 Arena
July 13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
July 15 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage