Soul singer Charles Bradley’s star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013’s Victim of Love. Dubbed “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” the singer has been selling out show after show across the US and Europe in support of his third album, Changes, recently released on April 1, 2016 on Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records.
Charles Bradley has also made a name for himself as a riveting live performer. He’s taken his show to venues and festivals across the globe including Coachella, Glastonbury Festival and Primavera Sound. Bradley’s also performed on famed stages including the Apollo Theater—the same place he saw his idol James Brown perform when he was 14 years old, and the Beacon Theatre where he recently sold out his record release show in April. He has just announced a number of new 2016 Canadian shows. See dates below!
By now, Charles Bradley’s remarkable; against-all-odds rise has been well documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. The documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien, follows Bradley’s extraordinary journey during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of debut album No Time for Dreaming. The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another and Victim of Love saw Bradley emerging from his past heartaches stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share. Victim of Love went on to receive overwhelming praise and was included on “Best of 2013” lists by SPIN, MOJO, Paste, BuzzFeed, Rough Trade & more. The album’s title track was also named one of Rolling Stone’s “Best Songs of 2013.”
Full List of Charles Bradley Canadian tour dates:
Sep 17 — Vancouver, BC — Orpheum
Sep 18 — Victoria, BC — Rifflandia Festival
Sep 21 — Edmonton, ALB — Winspear Center
Sep 22 — Calgary, ALB — MacEwan Hall
Sep 23 — Saskatoon, SK — Louis
Sep 24 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theater
Sep 29 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
Take a peek at Mr. Bradley performing Ain’t It A Sin on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: