Mavi Announces Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “Drunk Prayer”: Watch


Mavi is coming back with a new album. The Charlotte, North Carolina, rapper will follow last year’s Laughing So Hard, It Hurts with Shadow Box on August 9. Featured on the new album is “Drunk Prayer.” Watch the video for the song below.

Mavi is supporting Shadow Box with a tour that begins in September in North Carolina. Joining the rapper at various stops on his Shadow Box Tour are Messiah!, Malaya, Pink Siifu, Ovrkast., Chenayder, Vayda, Sideshow, Niontay, Igwe Aka, and Ahmir. See the tour dates below.

In a press statement on Shadow Box, Mavi stated:

I was really sad about the last album. I didn’t really know how to get back into making stuff into the way I like. I felt really hopeless about it, started getting really drunk, dealt with love and heartbreak, having to be there for my family. I had to come back and really learn how to make art all over again. My path back was centered around visual art, fashion, interior design, and design as an artistic framework and as an organizational force in society. A lot of the backbone of the album came from my time with this design book, The Black Experience in Design. The idea I gained from that is design is power. The ability to determine the order of things, the way things are supposed to be… that’s power. The orderliness in the lives of the devoutly religious became an attractive subtext during the creation of this album.

Revisit Alphonse Pierre’s 2022 interview with Mavi, “Mavi Learns to Let It Breathe,” on the Pitch.

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Mavi: The Shadow Box Tour


09-07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-12 New York City, NY – Webster Hall
09-13 Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
09-14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09-18 Montreal, Quebec – Theatre Fairmont
09-19 Toronto, Ontario – The Axis Club Theatre
09-20 Detroit, MI – El Club
09-22 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
09-25 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
09-26 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
09-28 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
09-30 Denver, CO – Summit
10-02 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10-04 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Pearl
10-07 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
10-09 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10-10 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
10-11 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10-19 Phoenix, AZ – Viva PHX Festival
11-08 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
11-09 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11-10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
11-13 London, England – Scala
11-15 Dublin, Ireland – The Workman’s Club
11-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
11-18 Paris, France – La Bellevilloise
11-19 Lisbon, Portugal – B.Leza
11-22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11-23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
12-03 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
12-04 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
12-05 Austin, TX – Parish
12-06 Dallas, TX – Tulips
12-08 Nashville, TN – The Cannery