Charles Bradley to Hit the Road this Spring

Charles Bradley has announced new U.S. tour dates, as he gets ready to kick off his first tour of 2012. Between his February Midwest/Northeast run and his April Southwest dates, “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” will head to Australia for his first tour there since the release of his debut album No Time For Dreaming.

Bradley has also announced details for the “Valentine’s Day… Gotta Make It Right!” contest, where fans are encouraged to enter to win a chance for the man himself to call their loved one and sing his ballad “Lovin’ You, Baby” to them on Valentine’s Day. Contest details can be found here:

2011 was an unforgettable year for the 63-year old soul man. He released his debut album No Time For Dreaming on Dunham/Daptone Records in January, headed to Europe in February, stole the show at SXSW in March, appeared on several episodes of Last Call with Carson Daly in April and May and toured Europe again in June and July. He then returned to the US to perform on The Tonight Show with Sharon Jones and Grace Potter and he received a standing ovation at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. August and September saw Bradley wowing festival audiences again, this time at the Osheaga, Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, MusicFestNW and Austin City Limits music festivals. He returned to Europe once again for an extensive tour in October and November and closed out his year by selling out two New York-area shows–one at the Bowery Ballroom and the other at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on New Year’s Eve.

No Time For Dreaming is the culmination of a lifetime of paying dues for Bradley. 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. With praise from the likes of New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, PBS, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and much more, plus a tour schedule that doesn’t stop, Bradley has been steadily winning over new fans of all ages.



Feb 03 Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall #

Feb 04 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #

Feb 09 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #

Feb 10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre #

Feb 11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace #

Feb 12 Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag #

Feb 15 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon #

Feb 16 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe #

Feb 17 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall #

Feb 18 Chicago, IL – The Metro #

Feb 19 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Theatre #

Feb 21 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall #

Feb 22 Columbus, OH – Skully’s #

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


# with Little Barrie

+ with The Budos Band