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Al Green – New album with ?uestlove (out 5/27) will play Jazzfest (4/27) and tour this summer

Posted by jhochstat on April 11, 2008

via Live Daily

Al Green has lined up a summer schedule ahead of his highly anticipated new studio album, a collaboration with ?uestlove of The Roots.

The veteran soul singer, who returned to R&B several years ago after only performing gospel music for decades, will next tackle an April 27 slot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival before heading out for a few headlining dates in May.

Green’s schedule begins to heat up with the arrival of summer. After kicking things off June 19 in Toronto, the performer will stay busy on the road through late September. All dates are shown below.

“Lay It Down,” Green’s first studio album since 2005’s “Everything’s OK,” features co-production by Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and keyboardist James Poyser. The set, which is due in stores May 27, also features guest shots from John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae and Anthony Hamilton, among others.

“I’ve never heard anything quite like it, ’cause I’ve never had anybody produce me other than Willie Mitchell,” Green told Billboard.com last summer. “And when you give these young kids a shot at it, it’s interesting to see the art they make. It’s beautiful.”

?uestlove, the drummer forThe Roots, has produced several of the band’s albums, including the forthcoming “Rising Down,” which is due later this month. He’s also produced for Common and D’Angelo.

4/16: Also check out our posting with video of Al & ?uestlove in the studio.

Al Green 2008 Tour Dates

April 2008
27 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 2008
23 – Sonoma, CA – Field of Dreams Park
24 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino
25 – Aptos, CA – Aptos Village Park

June 2008
19 – Toronto, Ontario – Sony Centre
27 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
28 – Montreal, Quebec – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
29 – Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods Casino/MGM Grand

July 2008
4 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino Riverdome
5 – Tunica, MS – Grand Casino & Hotel
12 – Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
15 – Vienna, VA – The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
18 – Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino

September 2008
1 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Center for the Arts
5 – Tacoma, WA – Emerald Queen Casino
6 – Coquitlam, British Columbia – Red Robinson Theatre
7 – Richmond, British Columbia – River Rock Casino
13 – Primm, NV – Star of the Desert Arena
17 – Fresno, CA – Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre

Al Green – Tired of Being Alone (Live)

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