TONY ALLEN is Featured Guest on 8-City Summer/Fall Tour

TonyAllen_2011_02_PPAnd so it’s official: drummer TONY ALLEN and Chicago Afrobeat Project will reunite for an 8-city tour this summer/fall in the Midwest and East Coast. Last summer’s chemistry felt so great during the studio recording that we decided to collaborate again and book an entire tour. We will hit you with some of the newly recorded material, and there will be a few surprises with even NEWER material. The yet-to-be-titled album is set for release in early 2015.

Tony helped make afrobeat an iconic landmark on the global music scene, and we excited to be a part of this history.

  • TICKETS – THU 8/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze w/Black Market Brass, Voice of Culture Dance & Drum, and live art by Adetomiwa Gbadebo
  • TICKETS – SAT 8/30 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door w/ DJ Sound Culture, and live art by Chadwick // Official North Coast Festival After-Party
  • TICKETS – FRI 9/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme w/Afro Zuma
  • TICKETS – SAT 9/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/Velvet Heat & Matthew Tembo
  • FREE SHOW – TUE 9/9 – York, PA @ York College of Pennsylvania
  • TICKETS – WED 9/10 – New York, NY @ S.O.B.’s
  • TICKETS – THU 9/11 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
  • TICKETS – FRI 9/12 – Boston, MA @ Johnny D’s


Double Door Presents: City of Beats with Chicago Afrobeat Project, Ayodele, Genome, & Obisoulstar

Friday night, May 23— 

Kick off Memorial Day weekend at Double Door’s City of Beats musical showcase and bring dance moves worthy of avid Chicago music lovers.

 At City of Beats, four Chicago bands sworn to teasing the city’s craving for dance and music will intersect for a night of end-to-end music. All four bands—Chicago Afrobeat Project, AyodeleGenome, and Obisoulstar, — are tied by their world music and funk influences, all crafting beats specially made to make bodies move.

 If you love Chicago as much as you think you do, come experience the city in a totally new way— through the  movement of your body to sounds that capture the city’s funk and world music essence.

 Double Door is the creative space station where these bands will cook up the beats to make you move in unexpected ways.

It’s 6 hours of non-stop music, so expect to find your inner dancer-thon by the end of the night.  

  • Chicago Afrobeat Project
  • Ayodele
  • Genome
  • Obisoulstar

Doors: 8PM
First Band: 8:30 PM, music til close!

Tickets: $10 advance, $15, day of show, $10 students with valid ID
Ages: 21+Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

About Chicago Afrobeat


Chicago Afrobeat Project

As practitioners of a “non-traditional” interpretation of afrobeat for more than a decade, Chicago Afrobeat Project frequently reinvents itself within a genre first pioneered by Fela Kuti. The group’s latest release Nyash Up!” shows the group redefining their signature version of afrobeat by incorporating elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, and stylistic explorations of rock, jazz and funk.

In 2014, the group ups the ante by collaborating with master afrobeat drummer  Tony Allen on a studio release slotted for late in the year. The two artists first collaborated in 2013 on a series of Midwest summer concerts and plan to work together in the U.S. in summer 2014 as well.

About Ayodele



Ayodele is a Chicago-based dance ensemble known for electrifying African and contemporary dance performances. Their work is inspired by feminist ideals and artistic expression.

About Genome


Genome is a unique blend of organic funk and psychedelic jams with jazz, world, and electronic music. These Chicago based musicians utilize an array of many instruments, both acoustic and electronic, to create an ecstatic dance party that transcends time, space, and earthly 


About Obisoulstar



His music embraces the sounds of Soul, Blues, Funk, Rock, Afrobeat, Lounge, and Reggae — with a dash of House and Alternative for extra style.

Chicago Show! This Thursday, April 17!

It’s been a hot minute since a Chicago hit, so we’re excited to throw in a few surprises. Last time at Reggie’s was with Tony Allen, so we’ll be channeling some of that energy in the new tunes we wrote with him. Reggae act Fortunate Youth from San Diego shares the bill. Get an advance ticket online and save some $$$! Oh, and this show is ages 17+!!!

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Pre-Sale Tickets Online ($12 advance, $15 day of show)