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Burna Boy's London Stadium Show: Date and ticket information

Burna Boy rose to international fame with his distinctive sound that blends Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, and other musical genres (Afro Nation 2023)
Burna Boy rose to international fame with his distinctive sound that blends Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, and other musical genres (Afro Nation 2023)

Burna Boy has announced his impending comeback to the London stage as part of the I Told Them… Tour.

He will be playing again at West Ham United's home the London Stadium, which has previously hosted performances by Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and The Foo Fighters.

Burna Boy became the first African artist to headline a UK stadium with his sell-out show at the London Stadium in June 2023. Stormzy, Dave, and J Hus were among the Nigerian Afrobeats star's special guests.

The 32-year-old told NME: "London holds a special place in my heart, the energy and love from my fans here is unmatched.

"I’m thrilled to be returning to the London Stadium after the incredible show we had earlier this year. It’s always an honour to perform for my UK fans, and this time, we’re going bigger and better. Get ready, we’re about to make history once again!"

In addition to creating history in London, Burna Boy also sold out arenas in Paris, Arnhem, and New York City earlier this year. He is scheduled to return to these and other cities in 2024 as part of the I Told Them... Tour.

So when is his London Stadium concert in 2024 and how can you get tickets?

Here's everything you need to know about this and the artist himself:

When is Burna Boy's London Stadium concert?

Burna Boy will be performing on Saturday, June 29, 2024, along with his band The Outsiders.

Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium, said: “Following the phenomenal success of Burna Boy’s record-breaking 2023 show, we are delighted to welcome the artist back to London Stadium for 2024. It was a privilege to be the first stadium to host an African solo artist here in the UK and we look forward to another incredible show next year, to add to our amazing summer schedule for 2024.”

How to get tickets for the Burna Boy concert

Tickets went on sale at 10am on November 24 via Ticketmaster and Burna Boy's website.

Prices start from £50 and go up to £130.

Who is Burna Boy?

His real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu and he was born on July 2, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Key points about Burna Boy include:

  1. Musical style: Burna Boy's music is characterised by its fusion of various genres, creating a unique and energetic sound. He draws inspiration from traditional African music, Afrobeat (popularised by Fela Kuti), dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop.

  2. Breakthrough: Burna Boy gained widespread recognition with his 2012 mixtape, Burn Notice, and his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (Leaving an Impact for Eternity), released in 2013. The album featured hit tracks such as Like to Party.

  3. African Giant: His fourth studio album, African Giant, released in 2019, marked a significant milestone in his career. It received critical acclaim and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album in 2020.

  4. Twice as Tall: In 2020, Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, which won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album in 2021. The album featured collaborations with international artists including Stormzy, Youssou N'Dour, and Naughty by Nature.

  5. Global recognition: Burna Boy's success extends beyond Africa, and he has become a global ambassador for Afro-fusion music. He has collaborated with artists from various parts of the world and has performed on international stages.

  6. Activism: Burna Boy is known for addressing social and political issues in his music. He has used his platform to advocate justice and equality, particularly in relation to issues affecting Nigeria and the African continent.