PJ Morton Announces New Album ‘Cape Town To Cairo’ With The ‘Cape Town To Cairo Tour’ To Follow

Photo Credit: Patrick Melon

PJ Morton has traveled the world many times to share his music with the masses. Last year, his talents took him to the continent of Africa, and while he was there, he was inspired to create. PJ did just that as he traveled through Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Egypt over the course of 30 days, and he will soon share the fruit of his musical harvest in the motherland on his new album Cape Town To Cairo.

We knew that PJ had something exciting in the works when he dropped the project’s lead single “Please Be Good” in February. After that soulful R&B-meets-Afrobeats introduction, we now get official word of Cape Town To Cairo, which will be released on Friday, June 14th on his label Morton Records.

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The album will have a total of nine songs and feature guest appearances by Fireboy DMLMádé KutiAsaNdabo Zulu and Soweto Spiritual Singers. Morton also collaborated with Nigerian producer P.Priime, Nigerian highlife duo The Cavemen., his own live band and local musicians on the ambitious collection.

“When you’ve been in music as long as I have, you’re constantly looking for inspiration. And you’re looking for the things that made you want to do it in the first place,” PJ stated via press release. “I’ve made albums every type of way you can think, so I wanted to try something I hadn’t done before.”

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Creating this album was deeper than just a personal challenge for Morton, however. “As a Black American who had never been to South or West Africa, I knew there was something there waiting for me,” PJ continued. “So I put a little pressure on myself to make a full record in a month, but I also said, ‘If I’m gonna go to Africa, I want to see Africa.’ We made music, but we also formed connections. We made new friends, and this is just the start.”

Pressure makes diamonds, and we’re confident that PJ Morton has yet another stellar body of work on the way with Cape Town To Cairo. A new album from the five-time GRAMMY Award winner also means a new tour to support it, and the Live Show Killa is ready to deliver.

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In true PJ Morton fashion, the album announcement was accompanied with news of a sprawling concert tour that will take him back around the world and across North America. The Cape Town To Cairo Tour includes previously announced festival dates at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Roots Picnic and Newport Jazz Fest and a trio of shows in Europe.

The summer tour will officially begin in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 30th and take the artist, his band Afro Orleans and opening acts The Cavemen. and Kenyon Dixon, who will alternate dates, to over 25 cities. Fans can expect to catch the show in Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Oakland and Vancouver, to name a few. The tour is scheduled to wrap where it all began for PJ Morton in his hometown of New Orleans on November 29th.

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Tickets to the Cape Town To Cairo Tour go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, April 26th. There will be a special artist presale on Thursday, April 25th also starting at 10 a.m. local time. Visit PJ Morton’s website to sign-up for early access.

View the Cape Town To Cairo album cover and tracklist and the complete list of Cape Town To Cairo Tour dates below.

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Photo Credit: Morton Records

PJ Morton Cape Town To Cairo tracklist:

Smoke & Mirrors
Count On Me feat. Fireboy DML
Please Be Good
Who You Are feat. Mádé Kuti
Thank You
I Found You
All The Dreamers feat. Asa & Ndabo Zulu
Home Again
Simunye (We Are One) feat. Soweto Spiritual Singers

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Photo Credit: Patrick Melon

PJ Morton 2024 Tour dates:

5/4 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/12 - Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
6/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Roots Picnic
6/15 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
7/10 - London, UK - indigo at The O2
7/11 - Paris, FR - Alhambra
7/12 - Rotterdam, NL - North Sea Jazz Festival
7/30 - Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall*
7/31 - Detroit, MI - Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre^
8/2 - Newport, RI - Newport Jazz Festival
8/3 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre*
8/4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
8/7 - Richmond, VA - Dominion Energy Center*
8/9 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy*
8/10 - Orlando, FL - Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts*
8/11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Parker*
8/14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Raising Cane's River Center Arena*
8/15 - Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall*
8/17 - Dallas, TX - Winspear Opera House^
8/18 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre^
8/20 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre*
8/21 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant*
8/23 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre*
8/24 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre*
8/26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
8/27 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Theatre*
8/29 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater*
8/30 - Raleigh, NC - Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Amphitheater
10/18 - Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts^
10/20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern^
10/23 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater^
10/24 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre^
10/26 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre^
10/27 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre^
11/29 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre

*w/ The Cavemen.
^w/ Kenyon Dixon

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