Posted in music | tour dates on August 25, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

Al Green

"There is no limit of words to explain how great this concert was. Al was hotter ;)shall I say than fried grits. His performance was beyond the best. He still has the moves, voice, looks, and energy... -wilfranmarcha

The Al Green concert in Woodway, TX. on August 21st was almost all I had hoped for after being a big fan for so many years. There was so much screaming and love for the man that I could hardly hear his singing. Still, I was so close to Al Green who seemed to be in great form. Loved those twin male dancers too! Want to see and hear Al Green at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth so I can actually hear the singing! -Erika
[two commenters @ Waco Trib, re: Al's Aug. 21 show in Waco, TX]

Above are two views of the kick off show of Rev. Al Green's current tour, the first of which favorably compares Al's live show to, uh, that time he got burned with boiling grits by a woman who later committed suicide....

The tour's second leg in October includes a two-night run at BB King's on October 16th and 17th. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates, with videos, are below...

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

FOR THE GOOD TIMES / AL GREEN

Al Green "How can you mend a broken heart"

Al Green - 2009 Tour Dates
Fri 08/21/09 Hog Creek Icehouse Waco, TX
Sat 08/22/09 Tulsa, OK Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
Thu 08/27/09 Tulalip, WA Tulalip Amphitheatre
Fri 08/28/09 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
Wed 09/02/09 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Thu 09/03/09 Santa Ynez, CA Chumash Casino
Sat 09/05/09 Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA
Sun 09/06/09 Primm, NV Star Of The Desert Arena
Fri 09/11/09 Houston, TX Arena Theater
Sat 09/12/09 Thackerville, OK Winstar World Casino
Thu 10/15/09 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Fri 10/16/09 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club
Sat 10/17/09 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club

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Comments (18)

"Take MEH to the River"!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 10:15 AM

10:15AM: You are an idiot that never gets laid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 10:19 AM

175$!!!! are you kidding?!! I love the Reverend but im not paying that much to see him at BB Kings.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 10:21 AM

That's what he's been charging for years for his shows at B.B. King's unfortunately.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 10:31 AM

the al green machine is back!

Posted by alex borsody | August 25, 2009 10:55 AM

$175??? Did the good Reverend miss the memo about the US being in a financial crisis?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 11:09 AM

$175?!!

"Let's stay together, investment bankers!"
-The Rev

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 11:28 AM

Right, because Al Green is totally rolling in the dough, and hasn't influenced generations of musicians. You all would pay $175 to see Clap Your Hands and Say YEah or whatever hipster bullshit band, but Al Green is suddenly an investment fucking banker for charging a premium for an intimate show.

As for the person who wrote the piece, really, BV, just stay away from legacy artists. Because all you do when you try to write about them is display your shocking knowledge of music that existed before 2000. In Al Green's entire career, the best you could come up with was the hot grits episode. It's a good thing you don't get paid for writing about music, because you should be fired for that.

Posted by cranky old punk lady | August 25, 2009 12:18 PM

al green would have been nothing without Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 12:25 PM

Best performer at Bonnarroo this year ...for me that is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 12:56 PM

anyone who pays $175 to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah should just put a shotgun in their mouth and pull the trigger with their toe.


$175 is a lot...for any act.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 1:42 PM

cranky old punk lady is a fucking idiot. 175 is bogus, bb king is a shitty venue, and clap your hands say yeah, if they played anymore, sell tickets at around 15 dollars. stupid uninformed old lady, probably gave al green a blow j.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 2:00 PM

"really, BV, just stay away from legacy artists. Because all you do when you try to write about them is display your shocking knowledge of music that existed before 2000."

Thank You!!!


"anyone who pays $175 to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah should just put a shotgun in their mouth and pull the trigger with their toe."

THE TRUTH

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 4:05 PM

Hey cranky old punk lady, get a clue... and an education... and some new teeth!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2009 4:14 PM

this music and its esthetics me feel that life is not worth living, that something went wrong

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 12:59 PM

most ill ever pay for tickets is 50 dollars

but this is a legacy artist, i could understand if 175 tickets were for front row seats or something, but its not so fuck that, 100 for a venue like BB kings would be understanding

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 9:53 PM

I would think the Good Rev. Would find it in his Heart not to charge his fans such an unreasonable price for not even a pair of tickets, but just one! What does the collection Plate look like Al, come on people smarten up, As a Rev.what is his tax bracket, And what about the retirers on fixed incomes that helped him to be the sucessful artist he had become.It's very disappointin. And I agree, at a Venue like BB Kings, Come on Rev. is all you Care About is the GREEN! And By the Way, Al Green is not in any kind of Dire Straits for Doe, His songs still fetch alot of money in royalties, and his Rev. Status pays a pretty pen too! Don't let your Fandom make you Naive!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2009 1:19 PM

ive been to his concert and the only thing that happened was all these white ladies walking up to him to get a kiss and a rose. he sang only half the songs then talked about jesus. his shows suck as bad as bb kings. dont throw your money away. get the essential al green box set instead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 4:46 PM

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