Charles Bradley at Firefly 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As mentioned, soul singer Charles Bradley will release his new album, Victim of Love, on April 2 via Daptone Records, and is set to support it with a tour that hits NYC on May 16 at the Apollo Theater. When we first mentioned that show back in January, there was no ticket info, and now there finally is: Tickets go on Ticketmaster/Fan Club presale today (2/21) at 10 AM (password: "CBRAD") and general sale begins Saturday (2/23) at noon. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the Apollo Theater show, and details on how you can enter to win are below.
Charles' tour has been expanded a bit since we last spoke, and it now also includes a trip to Austin for SXSW, where he will play the first ever DapTone Records Super Soul Revue SXSW showcase on March 14 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, The Sugarman 3, and The Como Mamas.
The flyer for the SXSW show, an updated list of dates, contest details, and a stream of "Strictly Reserved For You" from Charles' new album, below...
Charles Bradley - "Strictly Reserved For You"
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires -- 2013 Tour Dates
Mar 14 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Mar 21 Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival
Apr 12 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
Apr 13 Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater
Apr 14 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Apr 17 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Apr 18 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
Apr 19 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
Apr 20 Waverly, AL - Waverly Boogie
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Apr 24 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Apr 25 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Apr 27 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Apr 28 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
May 01 Austin, TX - Antone's
May 02 Dallas, TX - Trees
May 04 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
May 05 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
May 07 Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
May 08 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
May 09 Chicago, IL - The Metro
May 10 Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
May 11 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
May 13 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
May 16 New York, NY - Apollo Theater
May 17 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 18 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Jun 15 Bergen, NO - Bergenfest
Jun 16 Oslo, NO - Norwegian Wood Music Festival
For a chance at winning tickets to Charles Bradley at the Apollo Theater: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "CHARLES BRADLEY APOLLO" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "CHARLES BRADLEY APOLLO". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!