Charles Bradley Returns With Extensive Summer Tour Plans After 2016 Cancer Diagnosis

first_imgLast summer, after touring through Europe and playing a handful of high-profile domestic festival dates, Charles Bradley, the “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” was forced to cancel upcoming tour dates due to “serious illness.” Later in the year, it was revealed that Bradley had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Subsequent dates were eventually scheduled, but those too were forced to cancel due to Bradley’s health issues.That’s what makes today’s announcement from the soul singer’s camp so exciting: This summer, Charles Bradley will return to the road with His Extraordinaires for several festival appearances including Sasquatch Festival and Bottle Rock Festival this weekend. The soul great is also set for NYC-area performances at Governors Ball and a Governors Ball pre-party at Brooklyn Bowl, as well as the inaugural Arroyo Seco Festival in Southern California, and more.The dynamic live performer has successfully completed treatment and has been given the go-ahead by his doctors to return do the stage following a stomach cancer diagnosis last fall. The 68-year old singer made his first live appearance post-treatment last month at the High Water Festival in Charleston, SC, and is ready and excited to get back out on the road.As Bradley notes in a statement about his return to the stage, “I am so grateful to my beautiful fans and touched by all the love and support they showed me through my crisis and time of sickness. They truly lifted me up and kept me going. I am honored and glad to be back and am going to give you all of my love.”While Bradley took time off from the road over the last few months, he was still very much present in pop culture. Three of his songs were used in the HBO hit series Big Little Lies, with additional high profile placements coming soon. He also appeared in last year’s Netflix series Luke Cage and in a spot during CBS Sports’ March Madness coverage. Bradley’s 2016 appearance on CBS This Morning: Saturday (interview, “Changes” // “Ain’t It A Sin”) was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy award for “Outstanding On-Camera Musical Performance in a Daytime Program” earlier this year, and he has been nominated for several A2IM Awards including Best Live Act and Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album (Changes).Charles Bradley released his critically lauded third album, Changes, on Daptone Records in April 2016. He performed shows across the globe and made a number of national television appearances including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also returned to Austin, TX for SXSW where he delivered a show stopping set for NPR Music, had a touching conversation with NPR Morning Edition’s David Greene, and gave a politically-charged interview to Pitchfork, who named his cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” as a “Best New Track.”You can check out a full list of upcoming tour dates from Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires below. For more info, or to purchase tickets, head to bradley’s website.CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES TOUR DATESMay 26 George, WA – Sasquatch FestivalMay 28 Sonoma, CA – Bottle Rock FestivalJun 01 Brooklyn, NY – Governors Ball Pre-Party @ Brooklyn BowlJun 02 New York, NY – Governors BallJun 03 State College, PA – Happy Valley Music FestivalJun 10 Asbury Park, NJ – Punk Rock Bowling @ Stone PonyJun 16 Monterey, CA – Monterey Pop 50th AnniversaryJun 22 Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amphitheater (with Joss Stone)Jun 24 Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Music FestivalJun 30 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz FestivalJul 01 Waitsfield, VT – Friendly Gathering FestivalJul 04 Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival @ The MetropolisJul 07 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Music FestivalJul 13 Chicago, IL – House Of VansJul 15 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Music & Arts FestivalJul 16 Louisville, KY – Forecastle FestivalJul 29 Philadelphia, PA – Xponential FestivalJul 30 Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music & Arts FestivalAug 03 – 04 Portland, OR – Pickathon FestivalAug 05 Whister, BC – Wanderlust FestivalAug 06 Kaslo, BC – Kaslo Jazz FestivalAug 12 Missoula, MT – Travelers’ Rest Festival @ Big Sky Brewing CoAug 19 Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville Music FestivalAug 26 Pine Plains, NY – Huichica East FestivalAug 31 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series (with The Roots)Sep 04 Montauk, LI, NY – The Surf LodgeSep 16 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio 2017Sep 29 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln CallingOct 01 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good FestivalOct 07 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival[Cover photo via Rex Thomson]last_img

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