Rising pop star Nilüfer Yanya confirms 37 dates for her new ‘Painless” tour

Nilüfer Yanya has been making waves with her music ever since first EP, Small Crimes/Keep on Calling, dropped in 2016.

The electric guitar-playing singer-songwriter reflects her broad musical influences in her songs. Expect traces of everything from indie bands like Portishead, Pixies, The Cure and Bloc Party, to soulful artists, like Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley and Bill Withers.

Just 21-years-old, last week Nilüfer dropped one of the hottest albums of the year: Painless. Some critics are already hailing it as “an early album of the year contender”  (Gigwise), while the Guardian made it their “album of the week”, and The Telegraph claims that Painless will “rubber-stamp Nilüfer Yanya as a generational star.”

The 21-year-old Londoner, whose father is Turkish and her mother of Bajan-Irish heritage, creates music that “incorporates the city’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats.”

Catch her live at one of 37 concerts on her new Painless tour, which kicked off in Glasgow on Thursday. Nilüfer plays in venues across Britain, including the Electric Brixton on 16 March, as well as in Ireland, Europe and North America. She will also be performing at various local and international festivals this summer.

Tour details

Title: Painless

Dates: Tour starts on Thursday 10 March 2022, and runs through to Sunday 22 May 2022, with confirmed festival dates from June through to September

Time: Doors open from 7.00 pm (depending on the venue) and some events are earlier

Admission: Tickets are available via https://www.bandsintown.com/a/9056500-nilufer-yanya


                    Thursday, 10 Mar          Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, United Kingdom

7.00 pm            Friday, 11 Mar               Limelight, Belfast, UK

8.00 pm            Saturday, 12 Mar          Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland

7.00 pm            Monday, 14 Mar            Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK

7.00 pm            Tuesday, 15 Mar           Trinity Centre, Bristol, UK

7.00 pm            Wednesday, 16 Mar      Electric Brixton, London, UK

7.00 pm            Sunday, 20 Mar            Trabendo, Paris, France

9.00 pm            Tuesday, 22 Mar           Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland

8.00 pm            Wednesday, 23 Mar      Ampere / Muffatwerk, Munich, Germany

8.00 pm            Thursday, 24 Mar          Grelle Forelle, Vienna, Austria

8.00 pm            Saturday, 26 Mar          Säälchen, Berlin, Germany

8.00 pm            Sunday, 27 Mar            NOCHTSPEICHER, Hamburg, Germany

7.00 pm            Monday, 28 Mar            Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands

7.00 pm            Wednesday, 30 Mar      Orangerie du Jardin Botanique, Saint-josse-ten-noode, Belgium

7.00 pm            Saturday, 16 Apr           Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2022, California, USA

8.00 pm            Wednesday, 20 Apr       August Hall, San Francisco, California, USA

8.00 pm            Thursday, 21 Apr          The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA

8.00 pm            Tuesday, 26 Apr            Antone’s Nightclub, Austin, Texas, USA

8.00 pm            Thursday, 28 Apr          The Basement East, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

7.00 pm            Friday, 29 Apr               Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

8.00 pm            Saturday, 30 Apr           Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA

8.00 pm            Saturday, 1 May            The Grey Eagle, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

7.30 pm            Tuesday, 3 May            Black Cat, Washington, DC, USA

9.00 pm            Wednesday, 4 May       Underground Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

9.00 pm            Friday, 6 May                The Sinclair. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

7.30 pm            Saturday, 7 May            Webster Hall, New York, New York, USA

7.00 pm            Monday, 9 May             L’Astral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

7.00 pm            Tuesday, 10 May          The Axis Club Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7.00 pm            Thursday, 12 May         El Club Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, USA

8.00 pm            Friday, 13 May              Thalia Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA

9.00 pm            Saturday, 14 May          Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

8.00 pm            Sunday, 15 May            Slowdown, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

9.00 pm            Tuesday, 17 May          Fox Theatre, Boulder, Colorado, USA

7.00 pm            Wednesday, 18 May      The Commonwealth Room, Salt Like City, Utah, USA

7.00 pm            Friday, 20 May              Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

5.00 pm            Saturday, 21 May          The Crocodile, Downtown Seattle, Washington, USA

8.30 pm            Sunday, 22 May            Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA

7.00 pm            Friday, 10 June             syd for solen 2022, Frederiksberg, Denmark

7.00 pm            Thursday, 21 July          Henham Park, Southwold, UK

5.00 pm            Friday, 5 August            Tower Of London, UK

7.00 pm            Thursday, 11 August     Way Out West 2022, Gothenburg, Sweden

7.00 pm            Thursday, 1 Sept.          End Of The Road Festival 2022, Salisbury, UK


Main image, top, of Nilüfer Yanya’s new Painless album advert in Time Square, New York, 6 March 2022. Photo via Facebook / Nilüfer Yanya