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PREVIEW: Black Violin’s Coming Back

Black Violin will return to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN on Friday, June 17.

In retrospect, “Impossible” was perhaps not the wisest name for Black Violin’s 2022 tour. The celebrated musical duo of violist Wil B and violinist Kev Marcus regularly smashes through genre boundaries, with a sound spanning from classical to hip-hop. Being deterred is not normally their thing. In early April, however, it became simply impossible for the Impossible Tour to get to St. Paul on time for the April 3 concert – a victim of a COVID-19-driven, weather-complicated nationwide travel snarl. Call it ironic, or call it tempting fate, but there was no way of fiddling around the cancellation.

One month to the day later, however, “Impossible” is not something that they’re letting stand. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the rescheduled performance date for Black Violin’s return to the Twin Cities. The Grammy-nominated duo will return to the Ordway on Friday, June 17, 2022.

This is not the first trip to the Ordway for Black Violin and its distinctive “classical boom” sound – the duo has twice filled the hall to critical and popular acclaim. Indeed, their sound has many fans, including several A-list music stars who’ve teamed up with the duo for collaborations: Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and the Wu-Tang Clan, to name just a few. They have also composed music for the FOX television series Pitch and have appeared on HBO’s Ballers, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, The Kate TV, and The Wendy Williams Show.

Tickets purchased for the original April 3 show will transfer to the new performance date. New ticket purchases start at $45 and are available online at or by phone at 651.224.4222.



Basil Considine