November 13, 2023
Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste has announced his first headlining tour, following the release of his latest critically acclaimed album, World Music Radio, in August. The album received four Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“Worship”) and Song of the Year (“Butterfly”) this year. Batiste also won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2022 for his sixth studio album, We Are, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and composer Atticus Ross on the Pixar animated film, Soul, in 2020.
“I’m into numbers, so: 20 theaters and 24 performances to bless the pivotal year 2024. For my first solo run I wanted to play in smaller venues and curate experiences that let me really feel the people while I play. Think of these 24 shows less as a tour and more as a series of 24 not to be missed experiences, each being one-of-a-kind,” Batiste told The Associated Press. “We are designing these performances to be catalysts to bring people together, raise awareness for things I care about and inspire change in this country, and the world.”
Batiste, who is also widely known as the former bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from 2015 to 2022, is the subject of a new documentary, American Symphony, which will hit theaters on November 24 and Netflix on November 29.
The Uneasy Tour will kick off in February (in Portland, Oregon) and arrive in Charlotte on March 22 at The Fillmore. Artist presale will begin Tuesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. with the Live Nation presale happening Wednesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. Remaining tickets will be available to the public on Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.