Yusuf/Cat Stevens Marks 50th Anniversary With 'A Cat's Attic' Tour
Yusuf Islam has announced his 'A Cat's Attic' tour, to begin on 12 September in Toronto, Canada. The shows will feature “stripped-down, introspective” performances by the revered singer-songwriter and coincide with the 50th anniversary of his first hit single 'I Love My Dog.' Released by Decca's Deram label at the end of September 1966, it entered the UK chart a month later and became a top 30 hit.
The tour will include the first public performances in New York City by the former Cat Stevens since 1976. In March that year, he played two dates at Madison Square Garden, on the 'Majikat Earth' tour, which included an extensive run through North America.
One of the New York shows, on 24 September, will be as part of the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, which stars such major names as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selema Gomez, UK chart-toppers Major Lazer and Metallica. Other stars on the bill include Chris Martin of Coldplay, Usher, Ellie Goulding and Eddie Vedder.
Dates and ticket links below:
9/12 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – TICKETS
9/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center – TICKETS
9/17 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center – TICKETS
9/19 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – TICKETS
9/20 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – TICKETS
9/22 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center – TICKETS
9/24 – New York, NY – Global Citizen Festival – INFO
9/27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – TICKETS
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Oriental Theatre – TICKETS
10/3 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall – TICKETS
10/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Pantages Theatre – TICKETS
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Pantages Theatre – TICKETS