Whether it’s “Sapés comme jamais” or “Bella,” you’ve heard Maître Gims’ hits somewhere. In France, the superstar of Congolese origin attracts arenas of fans, and he’ll try to do the same in Los Angeles and New York, where he will perform at the Roxy Theatre, on Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm, and at Irving Plaza on Sunday, July 29 at 8pm, as a part of his Fuego Tour.
The singer-songwriter will present his new album “Ceinture Noire” (which has already gone triple platinum), available with three different sets of bonus tracks (“1st dan,” “2nd Dan,” “3rd Dan”). He aimed high with this third solo album, a total of forty songs, and created with a long list of collaborators such as Lil Wayne, Vianney, Sofiane, Orelsan, his brothers Dadju and Bedjik, as well as MHD.
Since his solo debut in 2013, each album of the former Sexion d’Assaut member has found success: “Subliminal” has sold over a million copies and “Mon coeur avait raison” over 600,000. A versatile artist, he plays with musical styles. He also surprised his audience by recently reviving “Bella Ciao,” the mythical revolt song of the Italian citizens in the resistance during World War II.