M.I.A. to play two shows at Boston’s Royale

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M.I.A. will hit Boston next month for a pair of shows at Royale. The British pop/hip-hop star will perform back-to-back shows on Monday and Tuesday, October 4 and 5. Tickets for the shows are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $35. Rye Rye will open both night.

The Boston shows are part of a tour in North America in support of her latest release, Maya. The album, her third studio effort, was released in July and became her highest-charting album in the US, reaching #9 on the Billboard 200. Several tracks from the politically driven album, which follows 2007’s Kala, are now streaming on M.I.A.’ MySpace. The video to the song “Born Free” sparked lots of controversy for its violent footage, which has since been banned from YouTube.

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