Charles Bradley's Journey to Late-in-Life Success Chronicled in New Documentary

The heartbreaking soulman adds more North American dates to cross-continental tour

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Charles Bradley is the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary, Charles Bradley: Soul of America. Directed by Poull Brien, the feature film examines the soul survivor's remarkable life story, following the then-62-year-old in the months leading up to the release of his 2011 debut, No Time for Dreaming. The movie will have its digital release (via iTunes) on July 16 and arrive in DVD format on August 6 (pre-orders are now available through the Daptone store). Soul of America is also being screened in select theaters around the country on specific dates in July, August, and September. Watch the film's trailer above.

The resilient singer will also be on the road through the end of 2013. Bradley has added a string of North American tour dates for the month of December, promising shows in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, and Vermont. He's currently making the rounds in Europe, supporting his recently released sophomore album, Victim of Love. (SPIN shared opening track "Strictly Reserved for You" back in January.)

Find screening information for the film and Bradley's full tour itinerary below. And sample the Gainesville native's stirring live show by heading over to NPR's World Cafe

Charles Bradley: Soul of America screenings:

July 12 - New York, NY @ The Rocks Off Film Festival
July 16 - Duluth, MN @ Zinema
July 20 - Washington, D.C. @ AFI Theatre
July 26 - New York, NY @ Lincoln Center
August 22 - Bellingham, WA @ Pickford Film Center
August 28 - Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
September 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Roxie
September 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Charles Bradley 2013 tour dates: 

July 11 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK
July 13 - Juan-les-Pins, France @ Jazz à Juan
July 14 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
July 15 - Munich, Germany @ Tollwood Sommerfestival
July 18 - Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival @ Club Circuit Marquee
July 20 - Henham Park, England @ Latitude Festival
July 21 - Carhaix-Plouger, France @ Vieille Charrues Festival
August 3 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 4 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 10 - Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
August 11 - Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival
August 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
August 18 - Lyons, CO @ Folks Festival
August 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
August 23 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
August 22 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
August 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
August 27 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club Casino
August 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
August 29 - Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
August 31 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
September 1 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
September 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 5 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
September 6 - Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
September 7 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest NW)
September 14 - Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North Festival
September 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park (Daptone Soul Revue, FREE SHOW)
December 4 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
December 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
December 6 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
December 7 - Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
December 8 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
December 11 - Kitchener, ON @ The Centre In The Square
December 12 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
December 13 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
December 14 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

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