As seen on BrooklynVegan, R&B artist Shuggie Otis is putting together a new version of his 1974 LP, Inspiration Information, that will include four previously-unreleased bonus tracks. That new version will be paired with a collection called Wings of Love, which is a grouping of 14-songs recorded between 1975 and 2000. Wings of Love features some tracks from the follow-up to Inspiration Information that was never released. The album package is set to arrive in April of 2013 via Shuggie's own Shugiterius label.
Shuggie has a couple of 2012 // 2013 winter tour dates and will head out on a larger run in April, in support of the new release. That tour includes a stop at Chicago's Lincoln Hall on April 17. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (11/16) at noon CST.
All known Shuggie Otis tour dates and a few videos are below...
Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23"
Shuggie Otis - "Aht Uh Mi Hed"
Shuggie Otis - "Inspiration Information"
Shuggie Otis -- 2012 // 2013 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