D’Angelo and The Vanguard will take their mesmerizing and powerful “The Second Coming Tour” back on the road this summer on a series of US tour dates. Kicking off June 7th in Oakland, CA, the 14 city jaunt will make stops in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more. Tickets will go on sale nationwide on May 1st at 10 AM local time. The Forest Hills Stadium concert on June 21st is on sale now.
D’Angelo and The Vanguard’s recent sold-out European tour and NYC dates received an overwhelming response from fans and media alike. Rolling Stone called the performance at NYC’s Apollo Theatre “stunning… a master class in soul,” while the New York Daily News cited that D’Angelo “emerged at the Apollo with his skills undiminished and, compared to his contemporaries, still untouchable.” The New York Times summed up the night – “when the lights came on, there were no takers, only dazed fans chilled by what they’d just seen.”
Serving as the bandleader, singer, guitarist and keyboardist, D’Angelo is accompanied by an award-winning group of musicians, collectively known as The Vanguard. Masterfully replicating the live instrumentation heard on Black Messiah, The Vanguard consists of world-renowned bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, Eric Clapton), legendary and stellar guitarists Jesse Johnson and Isaiah Sharkey, veteran drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave, keyboardist extraordinaire Cleo “Pookie” Sample and vocal virtuosos Kendra Foster (long time member of George Clinton’s P-Funk), Charlie “Red” Middleton and Jermain Holmes.
This past December, D’Angelo and The Vanguard made music purists readjust their playlists with the surprise release of Black Messiah (RCA). Nearly 15 years in the making, Black Messiah debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, No. 5 on the Top 200 Albums chart and topped several of the Best Albums of 2014 lists including Billboard, Noisey, Washington Post, and more.
June 07 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
June 08 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
June 10 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
June 11 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
June 13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 14 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
June 16 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
June 17 Houston, TX The Warehouse
June 20 Norfolk, VA NorVa
June 21 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium
June 23 Philadelphia, PA The Keswick
June 25 Washington, DC The Fillmore
June 27 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
June 28 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Author: Buddy Iahn
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