Leon Bridges On Tour

Leon Bridges, the classic soul singer from Texas who is bridging the gap between 50s and 60s style soul à la Sam Cooke and Gospel, is currently on a European tour supporting his “Coming Home” album which came out in June. Leon performed a showcase concert in Berlin in May and I had the pleasure to talk to him the day after the concert.

with Leon Bridges

With Leon Bridges after his showcase concert in Berlin last May.

Back then, he said that he had started to write songs about four years ago. “Something like modern R&B. A friend asked me if Sam Cooke was my inspiration. I hadn’t heard a song from him before, but of course I knew him. I was then checking out some old videos of Sam and the Temptations and such and realized that this is exactly the kind of music I wanted to make. I think today a lot of things are just exaggerated. I love simplicity.”

You can also find my intro article in the current Jazzthing magazine and on their website.

Here are Leon’s tour dates for Europe. The 26-year old singer embarks on a US tour in early October and will play New York’s Apollo Theater on October 20th and Webster Hall on the 21st.

09/09 Frankfurt, Gibson

09/11 Copenhagen, Vega

09/12 Stockholm, Debaser Medis

09/14 Berlin, Kesselhaus KulturBrauerei

09/15 Munich, Technikum Kultfabrik

09/16 Zurich, Kaufleuten

09/17 Milan, Magnolia

09/19 Madrid, La Riviera

09/20 Barcelona, Bikini

09/22 Bristol, Anson Rooms

09/23 Manchester, Albert Hall

09/24 Glasgow, O2 ABC

09/25 Dublin, Olympia Theatre

09/28 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

09/29 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 

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