[News] Damon Albarn, Amadou & Mariam, Charli XCX, and More to Tour by Train as Africa Express

As Damon Albarn nears the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where he and the rest of Blur will perform at the closing ceremony, he's already planned what he will do afterwards. One month after the closing ceremony performance, Albarn will be joined by numerous artists to form the Africa Express collective, who will tour around the UK by train (it seems everyone is doing this nowadays). According to Pitchfork, Africa Express comprises of Albarn, Amadou & Miriam, Charli XCX, Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club, Kano, Baloji, and more. The collective has six scheduled stops throughout their UK rail tour, but they will have "pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centers, and homes" and will even be writing new material together along the way.

Check out all of the scheduled stops of the Africa Express tour after the jump.

The Africa Express Tour:
09/03 – Middlesbrough, UK @ Town Hall
09/04 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
09/05 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
09/06 – Cardiff, UK @ Solus
09/07 – Bristol, UK @ The Big Top
09/08 – London, UK @ Granary Square