Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 5, 2011

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Charles Bradley in LA -- 5/4/2011
Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band are in the midst of a whirlwind West Coast tour that includes a date in Oakland on 5/6 which is the same night they'll appear (again) on Carson Daly (they'll be doing "Golden Rule"). Last night (5/4), they played The Echo in Los Angeles and pictures from that show adorn this post.

This week also marks the digital release of Charles Bradley's new soulful cover of the Neil Young classic "Heart of Gold". Released in April as a 45 via Daptone Records (where you can preview it and buy it in both formats now), you can now also get the song on iTunes. Bradley also recently released his album No Time For Dreaming.

After a tour in the EU in June and July, Charles Bradley will return to NYC and play a free, headlining show with The Menahan Street Band in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on July 26. Soon after that he head heads to Canada to play Osheaga and Sappy Fest, and in August he returns to California for Outside Lands. Check out all tour dates and more pictures from The Echo below.

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CHARLES BRADLEY - 2011 TOUR DATES
05.06 Oakland, CA - The New Parish
05.07 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar
06.25 Paris, France - Solidays Festival
06.26 Donegal, Ireland - Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival
06.28 Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
07.01 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07.02 Montreux, Switerland - Montreux JaC Festival
07.03 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
07.05 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
07.06 London, England - Barbican Centre (W/Sharon Jones + The Dap-Kings)
07.07 London, England - O2 Academy Islington (Co-Headline W/Budos Band)
07.09 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
07.11 Nice, France - Nice JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
07.12 Vienna, Austria - JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Fest Wien
07.14 Dour, Belgium - Festival De Dour
07.15 Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
07.16 Pori, Finland - Pori JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
07.17 Cascais, Portugal - Parque Marechal Carmona
07.26 Brooklyn, NY - Fort Greene Park
07.29 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts
07.30 Sackville, NB - Sappy Fest
08.14 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music Festival

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Comments (5)

This is Charle's year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2011 11:41 AM

I've yet to hear a Neil Young cover doing justice to the original.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2011 12:02 PM

Well I heard the Neil Young cover last night and it was funky and fucking fantastic. Also, note the blood on his knee. The man went all out last night and he was thunderous and tender and prancing and danceable and just great.

Posted by Alex | May 5, 2011 1:10 PM

So fun last night! Saw Charles in brooklyn as well and immediately after that show, we bought tickets for this show. He's such an amazing performer.

Posted by Alice | May 5, 2011 2:12 PM

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