The “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” Charles Bradley, has cancelled his upcoming concert tour. The incredible Daptone Records recording artist was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. After beating it, he returned to touring last spring.
According to a statement on Bradley’s Facebook page, “He began to feel run down during recent tour dates and learned that his cancer spread to his liver, though hasn’t returned to his stomach. He will be taking time off to focus on treatment and recovery.”
Making a name for himself as a riveting live performer, he’s taken his show to venues and festivals across the globe including Coachella, the Glastonbury Festival, and the 50th Anniversary Monterey Pop Festival. Bradley’s also performed on famed stages including the Apollo Theater—the same place he saw his idol James Brown perform when he was 14 years old, and the Beacon Theatre where he’s separately supported The Tedeschi Trucks Band, and the Afghan Whigs.
“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true,” says Bradley. “When I come back, I’ll come back strong, with God’s love. With God’s will, I’ll be back soon.”
Check out Bradley’s magnificent, soulful cover of Black Sabbath’s 1972 ballad, “Changes.”
ALL CANCELLED TOUR DATES Sep 08 Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den Sep 09 Brooklyn, NY – OctFest Sep 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina – NICETO Club Sep 15 Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pompeia Choperia Sep 16 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio 2017 Sep 22 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Kickoff @ Memorial Hall Sep 23 Chicago, IL – Goose Island 312 Block Party Sep 28 St. Paul, MN – MPR @ Fitzgerald’s Sep 29 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Calling Oct 01 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival Oct 07 Santa Barbara, CA – SB Polo & Wine Festival Oct 20 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Pop Explosion Oct 25 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Center For The Arts Oct 26 Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre Oct 28 Suwanne Park, FL – Hulaween Festival Oct 29 New Orleans, Louisiana – Voodoo Festival Nov 10 McDade, TX – Sounds On Sound Festival Nov 11 Cocoa Beach, FL – Rootfire Festival Nov 21 Paris, France – La Cigale Nov 23 Porto, Portugal – Coliseu du Porto Nov 24 Vigo, Spain – Superbock Underfest Vigo Nov 25 Lisbon, Portugal – Mexefest Festival at Coliseu de Lisboa Nov 28 Berlin, Germany – Astra Nov 29 München, Germany – Muffathalle Nov 30 Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall Dec 02 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36 Dec 03 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma Dec 05 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso Dec 06 Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje Dec 08 Rotterdam, Holland – Annabel Dec 09 Tilburg, Holland – 013 Popcentrum Dec 10 Groningen, Holland – Oosterpoort Dec 12 Zurich, Switzerland – Kauflauten Dec 15 London, England – O2 Forum Dec 16 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma Dec 29 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Dec 31 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center (w/ My Morning Jacket)