See Charles Bradley Sing Inside of a Bush for 'Strictly Reserved for You'

Senior soul man drops 'Victim of Love' LP on April 2

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Never you mind that Charles Bradley is 64 years old — the late-blooming soul man and onetime James Brown impersonator "re-creates the sound of his youth, with a gorgeously weathered voice," as Josh Modell noted in his review of the Brooklyn singer's 2011 debut No Time for Dreaming. And indeed, the so-called Screaming Eagle of Soul isn't sitting back on his newfound laurels. His second album, Victim of Love, is due out April 2 on Daptone subsidiary Dunham, and the video for first single "Strictly Reserved for You" finds Bradley grooving gloriously in both his hometown and Melbourne, Australia. He's "got the love," and if you're not convinced, he'll tell you so while emerging from foliage. (Alternately, wearing a wild orange jumpsuit in an empty room.) Also, the wicked guitar solo from Dunham co-founder Thomas Brenneck helps drive home the point. Hit Rolling Stone for the full stream of Victim of Love, and catch Bradley on the road via the dates below.

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires tour dates:

April 12 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
April 13 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
April 14 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
April 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
April 18 - Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
April 19 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
April 20 - Waverly, AL @ Waverly Boogie
April 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
April 25 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
April 26 - Lafayette, LA @ Festival International de Louisiane
April 27 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 1 - Austin, TX @ Antone’s
May 2 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 4 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
May 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
May 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
May 10 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
May 11 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
May 13 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 16 - New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
May 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 18 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 12 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
June 14 - London, England @ Islington Assembly Hall
June 15 - Bergen, Norway @ BergenFest
June 16 - Oslo, Norway @ Norwegian Wood
June 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
June 19 - Hamburg, Germany @ Grünspan
June 20 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
June 22 - Ballinlough Castle, Ireland @ Body&Soul
June 23 - Duisberg, Germany @ Traumzeit Festival
June 25 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Posten
June 26 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
June 28-30 - Glastonbury, England @ Glastonbury Festival
July 2 - Vienna, Austria @ Jazz Fest Wien
July 3 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Zeltival @ Tollhaus Karlsruhe
July 7 - Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
July 8 - Argelès-sur-Mer, France @ Les Déferlantes Festival
July 11 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK
July 13 - Juan-les-Pins, France @ Jazz à Juan
July 14 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival

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