Friday, June 27, 2008

Al Green Announces UK Tour October/November 2008 to Celebrate New Album 'Lay It Down"

Lay it Down

It’s only half over, but 2008 has been a whirlwind year for legendary soul and R&B icon, Al Green. With his new album, Lay It Down, released May 27 on Blue Note Records, Green delivers the highest debuting record of his career, charting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at #4 on the R&B/ Hip-Hop chart this week. It’s Green’s highest chart position since his classic I’m Still In Love With You peaked at #4 in 1972.

The title of Al Green’s Lay It Down truly tells it like it is. Conceived as a collaboration between the soul legend and a handful of gifted young admirers from the worlds of contemporary R&B and hip hop, the album is drawn from a series of inspired sessions that yielded the most high-spirited, funky and often lushly romantic songs of Green’s latter-day career. The album is a refreshingly old school jam, with everyone laying down the music together, face to face, heart to heart, soul to soul.

The project features the sophisticated R&B voices of singer-songwriters John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Corinne Bailey Rae, and it was co-produced with Green by two of hip-hop’s most innovative players, drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots and keyboardist James Poyser, the go-to guy for high-profile artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Common. Add in Brooklyn’s celebrated Dap-King Horns (Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse), guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (Mighty Clouds of Joy, Joss Stone) and bassist Adam Blackstone (Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff), among others, and you’ve got a modern soul-music dream team, fronted by the most expressive voice in the business.

Al Green’s 2008 UK tour go on sale Friday 27th June. Tickets for all four UK concerts can be ordered from the following credit card hotline number 0871 424 4444 or from


Tuesday 28th October: Venue: Birmingham NIA Academy
Thursday 30th October: Venue: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Monday 3rd November Venue: Manchester Evening News Arena
Wednesday 5th November Venue: London Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 6th November:Venue: London Hammersmith Apollo

Thanx Noble PR

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