Posted in music | tour dates on November 13, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Shuggie back in the day...
Shuggie Otis

Cult R&B artist Shuggie Otis is prepping a new version of his essential 1974 album Inspiration Information that will include four previously-unreleased bonus tracks. More excitingly, the album will be coupled with another record, Wings of Love, which features 14 tracks recorded between 1975 and 2000 including songs from Inspiration Information's follow-up which never saw the light of day. Look for that in April, 2013 on Epic/Legacy Recordings.

Shuggie is playing a few shows this year but will launch a proper tour around the release of the CD, including a stop at BB King Blues Club on April 18. Tickets to that NYC show go on sale Thursday (11/15) at noon. All North American tour dates are listed below, along with streams of a few classic Shuggie songs.

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Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed

Shuggie Otis -- 2012/2013 North American Tour Dates
Wed 12/05/12 Echoplex Los Angeles CA
Sat 02/23/13 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City DF
Sun 04/14/13 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto ON
Wed 04/17/13 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
Thu 04/18/13 BB Kings Blues Club and Grill New York NY
Sat 04/20/13 The Howard Theatre Washington DC
Tue 04/23/13 The Triple Door Seattle WA
Wed 04/24/13 The Triple Door Seattle WA
Fri 04/26/13 Mezzanine San Francisco CA

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Comments (10)

this is fucking _great_ news. i never thought i'd get the chance to see this guy. fuck yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 12:23 PM

great news...great great news.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 12:31 PM

Hell yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 1:46 PM

made 3 albums by 20 years old and then nothing since- this deserves a big welcome back.
impressed sly and predated prince, this is special.

Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2012 1:52 PM

holla...good news..

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 2:01 PM

add a philly date for 4/19 at wcl???? please!

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 2:02 PM

Wish they would stop re-releasing Inspiration Information. How many versions do we need?

These new songs should be released separately as a new album, no matter what state they are in.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2012 2:07 PM

You might want to Google the reviews of the disastrous show he played at the Fillmore in SF in 2001. Even folks I know who love everything said it was the worst show they've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2012 1:01 PM

saw his Seattle Triple Door show this week and it was AWESOME! he was in good form and his band was amazing

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2013 11:53 PM

I love the dog.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 6, 2013 1:02 PM

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