Jacob Banks Brings His 'Village' To Chicago

Crossing the pond for the North American leg of his world tour, Nigerian-born, English-raised soul singer, Jacob Banks is stopping by Concord Music Hall on March 2nd for his ‘Village’ Tour.

In 2012, Banks released his debut EP, ‘The Monologue’ and became the first unsigned act to appear on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Since then, the singer-songwriter has released his second and third EP, ‘The Paradox’ and ‘The Boy Who Cried Freedom,’ and signed with Interscope Records. In November of 2018, Banks released his debut full-length album titled, ‘Village.’

From the way he communicates, how he loves, what he has had to learn and unlearn, to how he has been able to grow and how all of these things have affected him as a person, ‘Village’ is Banks’s most introspective project yet. What is derived from the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,’ Jacob Banks’s ‘Village’ is a 14-track album that will touch the depths of your soul and take your breath away.  

In January, Banks appeared on the late night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Press play and see the recap of his grippingly powerful performance of “Slow Up.” A song about how everyone should simply see love and be grateful.

On February 12th, Banks put out the music video of his song, “Love Ain’t Enough (Remix),” featuring grime-rapper, Ghetts. The single is about celebrating the outsiders who still always find a way to matter. In a partnership with YouTube’s ‘Artist On The Rise' program, this is the first of three self-directed videos for Banks. Take a look at the powerful visual of “Love Ain’t Enough (Remix).”

Nearing the end of his two-month journey across the US, Jacob Banks’s Chicago show is right around the corner and we are eagerly awaiting his arrival. Although he is said to not speak much when performing, Banks has a way of establishing a connection with his audience through his music, body language and overall stage presence.

Opening up the night is pop-soul singer, ABIR. Off of her debut EP “Mint,” here is “Young & Rude;” a song about living in New York and the fast-paced lifestyle of the city.

Get your tickets now for Jacob Banks and special guest ABIR at Concord Music Hall on Saturday, March 2nd! It’s going to be a powerful night of music you don’t want to miss out on.

Tickets available HERE.