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23 Feb

Charles Bradley will bring his thrilling and highly praised live show to the Bonnaro Music & Arts Festival, the Sasquatch Music Festival, Mountain Jam, and more this year. The 63-year old “Screaming Eagle of Soul” is currently on tour in the US and will soon head to Australia and Europe. (See full dates below).

The documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America follows Bradley’s extraordinary journey during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of his January 2011 debut album No Time for Dreaming. Championed by critics and fans alike, No Time For Dreaming became one of the best selling independent records of the year, landed on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2011 and helped Bradley secure coveted spots on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Call with Carson Daily. The 74-minute documentary directed by Poull Brien will have its world premiere at SXSW this year. Visit to see the trailer and see details on screenings below.


Mar 09 – Alamo Ritz 2 (World Premiere) – 9:00PM -10:14PM

Mar 10 – Violet Crown 2 – 1:45PM – 2:59PM

Mar 16 – Alamo Ritz 2 – 2:15PM – 3:29PM

Mar 17 – Alamo Lamar C – 7:00PM – 8:14PM


Feb 23 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom #

Feb 24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre #

Feb 25 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom #

Mar 09 Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Festival

Mar 10 Melbourne, AU – The HiFi

Mar 11 Victoria, AU – Golden Plains Festival

Mar 12 Brisbane, AU – Powerhouse

Mar 14 Perth, AU – The Bakery

Mar 16 Sydney, AU – Factory Theatre

Mar 17 Victoria, AU – Mossvale Festival

Mar 18 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel

Apr 05 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +

Apr 06 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater +

Apr 07 Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother +

Apr 09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Apr 10 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel +

Apr 11 Charleston, SC – The Pour House +

Apr 12 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre +

Apr 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution +

Apr 15 St. Petersburg, FL – Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Apr 17 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s

Apr 18 Nashville, TN – Exit/IN

Apr 19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Apr 20 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

Apr 25 Casablanca, Morocco – Royal Golf d’Anfa

Apr 26 Paris, France – La Cigale

Apr 27 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Orangerie

Apr 28 Groningen, Holland – Rhythm and Blues Night

Apr 29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

May 01 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan

May 25-May 28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

May 31-June 3 – Woodstock, NY – Mountain Jam

Jun 07 – Jun 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Aug 10 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival

# with Little Barrie

+ with The Budos Band

28 Oct

Charles Bradley is the 62-year soul man who has solidly imprinted his name and music on the soul landscape since the release of his debut album No Time For Dreaming earlier this year. The video for the powerful album track “Heartaches & Pain,” directed by Poull Brien, debuted today on This week also brought the re-release of No Time For Dreaming with two new tracks available on it – his covers of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” released earlier this year as a 45, and Nirvana’s “Stay Away” which was originally found on Newermind, the SPIN Magazine 20th anniversary tribute album to Nevermind.

Memorable performances at SXSW, the Hollywood Bowl, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, MusicFestNW (MFNW) and Austin City Limits among extensive headline dates, has seen Bradley rapidly winning over new fans this year. He is currently on a European tour and will return to the US for one more show before the end of the year, headlining the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 3 as part of the Daptone Records Ten Year Anniversary Celebration.

No Time For Dreaming is the culmination of a lifetime of paying dues for Bradley, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience – each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path.

No Time For Dreaming Re-Issue Track Listing
01. The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
02. The Telephone Song
03. Golden Rule
04. I Believe In Your Love
05. Trouble In The Land
06. Lovin’ You, Baby
07. No Time For Dreaming
08. How Long
09. In You (I Found A Love)
10. Why Is It So Hard
11. Since Our Last Goodbye
12. Heartaches And Pain
13. Heart of Gold
14. Stay Away

Charles Bradley Tour Dates
Oct 28 Arles, France – Le Cargo De Nuit
Oct 29 Zürich, Switzerland – jazznojazz Festival
Nov 02 Bordeaux, FR – Theatre Rockschool Barbey
Nov 03 Tours, France – Le Temps Machine
Nov 04 Ris-Orangis, FR – Le Plan
Nov 05 Ludwigshafen, Germany – Kulturzentrum dasHaus
Nov 06 Berlin, Germany – Lido
Nov 08 Erlangen, Germany E-Werk
Nov 09 K̦ln, Germany РLuxor
Nov 10 Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne Basel Reithalle
Nov 11 Mantes-La-Jolie, FR – Blues Sur Seine Festival
Nov 13 Manchester, UK – Band On The Wall
Nov 16 Katowice, Poland – Festival Ars Cameralis
Nov 17 Amsterdam, Holland – Bitterzoet
Nov 18 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Buma Rotterdam Beats
Nov 19 Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
Nov 20 Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli De Helling
Nov 22 Madrid, Spain – Primavera Club Madrid
Nov 23 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Club Barcelona
Nov 24 Murcia, Spain – Teatro Circo Murcia
Dec 03 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

25 Aug

You may have caught Charles Bradley on television this week (episodes of The Tonight Show and Last Call With Carson Daly re-aired earlier this week). Now catch him in-person this weekend in Los Angeles.

These will be his first shows in LA since his highly praised performance at the Hollywood Bowl last month where he received a standing ovation at the end of his brief set. Charles will be playing the Getty for “Saturdays off the 405” (FREE) on Saturday and the the Echoplex (just announced!) on Sunday.

Charles was also recently selected by Spin and Rolling Stone as Must-See artist at the Outside Land Festival in San Francisco. See clips below.

Come out and see the 62-year old soul man sing tracks from his debut album No Time For Dreaming (Dunham/Daptone) and be sure to also catch him Monday night on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit.

Get to know Charles better from the links below:

The Tonight Show (Performance)

Rolling Stone (“The 25 Acts You Need to See” @ OSL)

Spin (“10 Must-Hear Artists” @OSL)

New York Times (Live Review): “The line between showmanship and sentiment is often thick and impermeable, but midway through his Tuesday evening performance in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, Charles Bradley obliterated it.”

Pitchfork TV – Ice Cream Man (acoustic performance at OSL)

Last Call With Carson Daly
- Interview
- “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” SXSW Performance
- “Golden Rule” SXSW performance
- “Why Is It So Hard” SXSW performance

(photo credit: Marcello Ambriz

20 Aug

Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band kicked off action at the Land’s End stage on Sunday at Outside Lands Festival. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was there to get some great shots of Charles. Check them out below:

22 Jul

The Tonight Show’s bandleader Rickey Minor performed the Marvin Gaye classic “What’s Going On” with Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. All of the performers will be participating in Global Soul at the Bowl this Sunday night July 24th at the Hollywood Bowl. Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae are among the other guests expected to be at the event. Get more information here and watch the video of “What’s Going On” below:

20 Jun

The POPPED! Music Festival is back with a vengeance this fall in Philadelphia, PA. To take place Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, this is the first year the festival will be held outside on the lush grounds of FDR Park. The confirmed local and international artists to perform include: The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant, and Girl Talk, as well as Panda Bear, Elbow, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Company of Thieves, Foster The People, Rakim, Cults, Kreayshawn, Black Thought & J.Period Mixtape, Charles Bradley, Titus Andronicus, The Vaccines, The Budos Band, Patty Crash, Mates of State, Zee Avi, Black Landlord, and more!

In just its fourth year, POPPED! Music Festival 2011 is bringing something new and exciting that Philadelphia has never had before – a 2-day outdoor destination festival showcasing intriguing and diverse artists on three stages of live music, DJ’s, and stand-up comedy. Produced by Electric Factory in conjunction with Alexis Rosenzweig of POPPED! Festival, Inc., POPPED! Music Festival is a testament to showcasing Philadelphia as a prime destination for live music.

“POPPED! has come back this year bigger than ever! We have an exciting line-up, and in our new home in FDR Park, POPPED! is truly bringing the festival experience to Philadelphia,” says Alexis Rosenzweig, Executive Producer of POPPED! Music Festival, ”A festival like this has never been done in this city before.”

In addition, the festival wouldn’t be complete without recognizing Philadelphia’s definitive stake as one of the country’s most impressive culinary destinations and home to celebrity chefs and notable restaurants. POPPED! Music Festival will feature a unique Food Bazaar curated by celebrated Philadelphia chefs, CityPaper’s Mealticket & Philly Homegrown, along with local and sustainable food options from the area’s restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and markets. POPPED! Music Festival also aims to bring awareness to Philadelphia’s green efforts through recycling programs, local fair, partnerships with local businesses, and strongly encouraging the use of public transportation.

“Bryan Dilworth, Alexis Rosenzweig and our team have put together an exciting festival that is just the right size in just the right place. Popped! Music Festival is bringing some amazing talent to Philadelphia, and anyone who attends is going to have an incredible experience,” says Larry Magid.

Ticket info:
A limited number of Early Bird 2-day passes ($90) and limited Early Bird 2-day VIP passes ($175) are on sale Monday, June 20th at 10am through Thursday, June 23rd at 10pm. Use the code: POPPED (2-day pass) and code: VIPOPPED (2-day VIP Pass) on or VIP passes include a special viewing area near the stage, separate entrance & bar/food/restroom areas. Regular price 2-day passes ($110) and 2-day VIP passes ($200) go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am at,, ElectricFactory.Info, charge by phone at 800-745-8000, or the Electric Factory Box Office located at 421 N. 7th Street (No service fees for cash purchases!).

Friday: Gates @ 2 pm
Saturday: Gates @ 11 am



About POPPED! Food Bazaar
The POPPED! Food Bazaar is an essential element of the Festival experience and we are committed to providing our concert-goers our city’s best restaurants and markets as well as fresh, local, and vegetarian/vegan friendly options. Our vendor selection process favor eateries that will bring the Philly flavor to the Festival with offerings that go far beyond the standard street fare.

About FDR Park:
FDR Park is a green oasis in South Philadelphia. With its beautiful natural resources including fields and lakes, and easy accessibility, FDR Park is the ideal location for the POPPED! Music Festival. From walking trails to golfing, to a world famous skate park that has been featured on many video games, and now a music festival. FDR Park has it all! FDR Park is located directly across the street from the Sports Complex (Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center).