M.I.A. makes plans for Massachusetts

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M.I.A. has revealed plans for a stateside tour in support of her latest album, Matangi. The English-Sri Lankan hip hop favorite will cross the pond next month for a tour that stops in Massachusetts for a night at the House of Blues on Monday, May 5. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. though Live Nation for $35 and $45. Special guest ASAP Ferg will also perform.

Matangi, M.I.A.’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Maya, debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 after its release in November. Songwriting and production for the album were primarily handled by M.I.A. and long-time collaborator Switch, with additional contributions from Hit-Boy, Doc McKinney, Danja, Surkin and The Partysquad. It features singles “Come Walk With Me” and “Bring the Noize”.

Along with the show in Boston, M.I.A. will also perform in Maine with a performance scheduled for the State Theatre in Portland on May 6.

ASAP Ferg continues to tour in support of his major label debut, 2013’s Trap Lord. The Harlem-bred rapper enlisted a host of special guest collaborators on the album, including ASAP Rocky, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, French Montana, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q, Waka Flocka Flame, B-Real and Onyx. It features lead singles “Shabba” and “Hood Pope”.

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