There has always been a place for retro soul. Mimicking that vintage style has been done well and twisted up some updated variations on a classic sound over the years, but there’s nothing like the real deal, and Charles Bradley is the real deal. You can’t fake that voice and everything wrapped up in it.

On Charles’ 2011 No Time For Dreaming, the weathered soul artist captivated anyone who listened. It was an album that shared the pain of a hard life and decades of existing as a struggling artist. His big break came late in life, but he’s making the most of it. With his first single of the sophomore album, Charles sounds more hopeful than ever, but that soul is no less potent.

Victim of Love is coming April 2nd on Dunham/Daptone Records.

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Tour Dates
Mar 21 Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival
Apr 12 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head
Apr 13 Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
Apr 14 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Apr 17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Apr 18 Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Apr 19 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Apr 20 Waverly, AL – Waverly Boogie
Apr 21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Apr 24 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Apr 25 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Apr 27 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Apr 28 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
May 01 Austin, TX – Antone’s
May 02 Dallas, TX – Trees
May 04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
May 05 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
May 07 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
May 08 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
May 09 Chicago, IL – The Metro
May 10 Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
May 11 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
May 13 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 16 New York, NY – Apollo Theater
May 17 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 18 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Jun 15 Bergen, NO – Bergenfest
Jun 16 Oslo, NO – Norwegian Wood Music Festival