photos by Tim Griffin

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015
Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Bridges and his band, which includes our White Denim pals Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, gently kicked things off with "River," a quiet, meditative hymn of desire. Bridges broke that spell immediately afterward, putting down his guitar to shimmy through the jumping "Flowers," a throwback to an earlier era of soul music. "Brown Skin Girl" and "Let You Down" (an as-yet-unreleased song) continued the vibe, conjuring the specter of Cooke without enslaving it. One of his best-known tunes, "Better Man" moved forward to the Stax era, hitting a mid-60s groove. Bridges slowed back down for "In My Arms," a classic R&B slow dancer that would have had all couples in the room in a clinch if we'd had a dance floor. - [ACL]

Texas soul singer Leon Bridges is currently on tour and will play two sold-out shows in NYC next week. He's already announced a return trip, though, as part of his Spring 2016 tour which comes to Beacon Theatre on March 9. Tickets for the Beacon show are on fan presale (password: "cominghome") and AmEx presale right now, and go on sale to the general public Friday noon. All dates are listed below.

Bridges just wrapped up two weekends of the ACL Festival and in between he taped an episode of Austin City Limits' PBS series. Pictures from his ACLTV performance are continue below...


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Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges taping for ACLTV - 10/8/2015

Leon Bridges - 2015 Tour Date
Oct 12 Tipitinas w/ Kali Uchis - New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 Marathon Music Works w/ Kali Uchis - Nashville, TN
Oct 14 Variety Playhouse w/ Kali Uchis - Atlanta, GA
Oct 16 9:30 Club w/ Kali Uchis - Washington, DC
Oct 17 Union Transfer w/ Kali Uchis - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 18 Royale Boston w/ Kali Uchis - Boston, MA
Oct 20 Apollo Theater w/ Kali Uchis - New York, NY
Oct 21 Webster Hall w/ Kali Uchis - New York, NY
Oct 22 Corona Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Montreal, Canada
Oct 23 The Danforth Music Hall w/ Kali Uchis - Toronto, Canada
Oct 24 Majestic Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Detroit, MI
Oct 26 LC Pavilion w/ Kali Uchis - Columbus, OH
Oct 27 Vic Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Chicago, IL
Oct 28 First Avenue w/ Kali Uchis - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 30 Gothic Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Englewood, CO
Nov 02 The Neptune Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Seattle, WA
Nov 03 Commodore Ballroom w/ Kali Uchis - Vancouver, Canada
Nov 04 Crystal Ballroom w/ Kali Uchis - Portland, OR
Nov 06 The North Park Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - San Diego, CA
Nov 07 The Fillmore w/ Kali Uchis - San Francisco, CA
Nov 09 The Fonda Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 10 The Fonda Theatre w/ Kali Uchis - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 13 House of Blues Houston w/ Dovetail - Houston, TX
Nov 14 Majestic Theatre w/ Wesley Geiger - Dallas, TX
Dec 06 WTTS Christmas Can Concert Bloomington, IN
Dec 12 96x Winter Meltdown Concert Series Norfolk, VA
Dec 28 Falls Music and Arts Festival Lorne, Australia
Dec 29 Falls Music and Arts Festival Lorne, Australia
Dec 29 Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay, Australia
Dec 30 Falls Music and Arts Festival Lorne, Australia
Dec 30 Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay, Australia
Dec 31 Falls Music and Arts Festival Lorne, Australia
Dec 31 Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay, Australia
Dec 31 Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron Bay, Australia
Jan 01 Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron Bay, Australia
Jan 01 Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay, Australia
Jan 01 Falls Music and Arts Festival Lorne, Australia
Jan 02 Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron Bay, Australia
Jan 03 Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Jan 03 Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron Bay, Australia
Jan 07 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia
Mar 01 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Mar 02 the Ryman Nashville, TN
Mar 04 Hippodrum Baltimore, MD
Mar 05 The Wang (Bowery) Boston, MA
Mar 06 The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
Mar 09 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Mar 10 Massey Hall Toronto, Canada
Mar 11 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
Mar 12 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Mar 15 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Mar 17 The Fox Oakland, CA
Mar 18 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 19 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
May 23 Cain's Ballroom w/ Andra Day - Tulsa, OK
May 25 Paramount Theatre w/ Andra Day - Denver, CO
May 26 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
May 28 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall w/ Andra Day - Portland, OR
May 30 Egyptian Theatre w/ Andra Day - Boise, ID
Jun 01 Sumtur Amp w/ Andra Day - Papillion, NE
Jun 03 Stage AE w/ Andra Day - Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 08 The Pageant w/ Andra Day - St. Louis, MO
Jun 09 Brown Theatre w/ Andra Day - Louisville, KY