You have heard about her, you've read about her. She has more action than groups with multi-platinum success and she doesn't even have her own record out. Yo diggity, former FADER cover star and mixtape queen M.I.A. is playing her first ticketed shows in the US. The shows will be February 3 at the Knitting Factory in LA followed by her NYC show on February 5 at the Knitting Factory. Get 'em fast and you'll be donating $2 from every ticket sold to the Tsunami Relief Fund. [FYI, M.I.A. is a native of Sri Lanka and currently calls London her home.] She also has a show on February 2 in Toronto for her hockey-deprived fans up North. Joining her onstage, but keep this on the DL, will be her "partner" in crime Diplo spinning solo sets before and after the show, as well as during her show. Put together by the booker de jour Paolo Suarez, it even has blog-tastic Nick Catchdubs on the 1's and 2's in NYC and Dim Mak's Steve Aoki in LA.
For those who miss "Galang" this time around, she'll be back for Coachella so book your flights.