“Artist inspires a sublime kind of worship. He is utterly irresistible, and why should anyone resist a man who makes music this good” The Independent *****

“The Virginia – born preacher’s son gave an old school soul revue complete with costume changes, funk jams and hit after inventive hit” Evening Standard *****

“From Loverman to showman, the resurrected soul star delivers a taut, upbeat set of polemic funk” The Guardian ****

The legendary artist D’Angelo is proud to announce new dates in the UK this June. Due to overwhelming demand a further London date has been added at O2 Academy Brixton and for the first time ever, D’Angelo will appear in Bristol on June 17th, followed by Manchester on June 18th.

Taking on the role of bandleader, singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, D’Angelo surrounds himself with award-winning groups of musicians. This edition of The Vanguard includes bassist Pino Palladino, guitarists Jesse Johnson and Isaiah Sharkey, keyboardist Cleo “Pookie” Sample and drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave. Despite the increasing popularity of sequencers, auto-tune, backing tracks, and lip synching, D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard perform every note live.

Michael D’Angelo Archer was born in Richmond, VA to the son of a Pentecostal minister. He began teaching himself piano as a very young child, and at age 18, he won the amateur talent competition at Harlem’s Apollo Theater three weeks in a row. In 1991, he signed a publishing deal with EMI.

D’Angelo’s first major success came in 1994 as a writer/producer, helming the single ‘U Will Know’ on the Jason Lyric soundtrack that helped lead to the success of his debut solo album, 1995’s ‘Brown Sugar’, which went on to sell over 2 million copies. With the title track ‘Lady’ the album continued to soar on the charts. Defining D’Angelo as one of the founding fathers and leading lights of the neo-soul movement of the mid-to-late ’90s, along with artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Maxwell.

In early 2000, D’Angelo released his sophomore album, ‘Voodoo’ which debuted at number one, an indication of just how large and devoted his fan base was. The lead single ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ was a smash on the R&B charts and won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal; likewise,’Voodoo’ won for Best R&B album.