Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on October 2, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Miguel at Bowery Ballroom - 10/1/12 (via Simone Tetteh)
Miguel

Miguel brought his tour to NYC last night (10/1) for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom, on the eve of his album's (Kaleidoscope Dream) release. The show was packed and the crowd was into it and singing along, and seeing him last night even turned some people into huge fans. If you were there, what did you think? A video of Miguel and the rest of Bowery Ballroom singing "Vixen" during the encore is below.

The album is out now (you can stream it) and it's a pretty boundary-crossing album for major label R&B. It might not have the Stevie Wonder-esque keyboard scrawls that Frank Ocean's been employing, but like Channel Orange, it's an album for the listener, not the clubs. It plays like an album too, rather than following radio R&B's formula of putting all the focus on one or two hits, there's really no filler here (though he could do without crooning, "Tell me that the pussy is mine," which just comes off a bit tasteless).

Miguel will be sticking around NYC for a couple days before continuing his tour in LA. Tonight (10/2), he'll be hosting a Kaleidoscope Dream release party at Brooklyn Bowl with DJ sets by Samantha Ronson and Mick Boogie. Tonight's party is free. Doors are at 6 PM and the show starts at 9. Then on Wednesday (10/3), Miguel will do an in-store at Basement Mix Records (332 Crescent St.) in Brooklyn at 4 PM.

A list of all remaining dates and that video from last night's show are below.

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Miguel - "Vixen" at Bowery Ballroom - 10/1/12

Miguel -- 2012 Tour Dates
Oct. 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Basement Mix Records
Oct. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Music
Oct. 5 - Mississippi, MS - Mississippi State - Jacob Allen Student Center
Oct. 6 - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium
Oct. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 11 - Baltimore, MD - Morgan State University
Oct. 12 - Nashville, TN - Limelight
Oct. 13 - Gainesville, FL - University of Florida Center for Performing Arts
Oct. 15 - Petersburg, VA - Virginia State University - Daniels Gymnasium

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Comments (9)

I went to the Bowery Ballroom to look at smartphone screens and ended up catching a Miguel performance.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:52 AM

AWFUL

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:06 AM

Horrible.. there has to be better choices than this in the R n B world.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 11:23 AM

lmao @ brooklyn vegan commenters thinking they know anything about good r&b at all. get off the internet

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 11:42 AM

The show was Amazing I enjoyed every bit of it
He showed so much appreciation to his fans
His emotions never seen a artist tear @ his show
I wish him the best of luck he is blessed

Posted by Alia | October 2, 2012 2:21 PM

exactly...when are indie folks gonna get that it isn't cool to talk about shit u dont know about...miguel is breaking down genre's for these ignorant haters...go somewhere and listen to toro y moi( no shade to chaz)

Posted by amazing music cxses | October 2, 2012 7:51 PM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 24, 2012 11:08 AM

Complete BS. They're scared. Homeboy who ran that Africa scam got word that their were a few hard pipe-hitting hipsters waiting for him.

Posted by Blackberry z10 Price | February 3, 2013 9:29 PM

they are amazing live.

Posted by mike | July 14, 2013 3:25 PM

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