Al Green played BB King’s, playing Wellmont, other dates
Al Green @ The Wellmont Theater in 2008 (more by Eric M Townsend)
We weren’t sure going in what kind of music we would be hearing [at BB King’s on Oct. 16th], but didn’t really care as just to be in the presence of Al Green was enough of a draw for us. In recent years Green has played more gospel, but his latest recording brought him back to the R&B love songs that we know best. So when he came out singing his new single “Lay It Down” with singer-songwriter John Legend singing backup vocals along with Green’s daughters, we knew we were in for a great show….
The relatively short 75 minute set ended with “Love and Happiness” and the lack of an encore was a bit disappointing, but the energy and excitement of the concert made up for that. Green of course had a large supply of the requisite red roses which were thrown to the ladies (you know I got one!) and the crowd was just swooning. We paid a lot to see him in such a small venue, $175 per ticket plus food and beverages, but it was completely worth it to be that close to a living legend of soul. [Blog Critics]
Al Green played a two-night run at BB King’s in mid-October…and he’ll be back in the NYC-area in 2010, when he again plays a show at Montclair NJ’s Wellmont Theatre on Sunday, February 14th. Tickets are on sale. They run less than the $175 described above (though not by much if you want good seats). All tour dates are below…
Al Green – 2010 Tour Dates
01/09 Sydney Festival 2010 – The Domain Sydney, NSW, Australia
01/11 State Theatre Sydney, NSW, Australia
01/12 State Theatre Sydney, NSW, Australia
01/14 Palais Theatre Melbourne, VIC, Australia
01/17 Perth Zoo South Perth, WA, Australia
01/19 Brisbane Convention Centre Brisbane, QLD, Australia
01/21 Civic Theatre Auckland, New Zealand
01/23 Neal Blaisdell Center Honolulu, Hawaii
02/12 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.
02/13 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.
02/14 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
05/21 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, MS
05/22 Checkwood Botanical Garden Nashville, TN