Everything about Leon Bridges and his debut ‘Coming Home’ suggests he accidentally stumbled upon some sort of time warp that brought him from the early ‘60s into the present day. From his sparse and tasteful arrangements – his rich soul vocals demanding attention as they fill even the most far-reaching corners of the room – to his clean and concise aesthetic, plucked straight from the Motown catalog, Bridges is 100% pure fifties soul. Closing your eyes and listening to tracks such as ‘Lisa Sawyer’, ‘River’, and ‘Smooth Sailin’, you likely won’t be able to resist performing a quick web search on Bridges to see if he looks as much like his heroes Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson as he sounds. We’ll save you the time. He does.
While Bridges’ music and the character he has twisted into his own may reference a previous period in music’s history, the success he is currently enjoying is very much real in the 21st century. After a sold out show at LA’s Troubadour and rave reviews from essentially every periodical that has taken the time to listen to his record, demand for tickets to Bridges’ live shows has skyrocketed. After a 1 day stint on Friday 8/7 at SF’s Outside Lands festival, Bridges will embark on a lengthy European tour, leaving throngs of fans in the U.S. eagerly awaiting his return in early October to a string of sold out dates, including back to back performances at LA’s The Fonda on November 9/10.
In a period that is likely to be remembered for the raucousness of EDM and the instant gratification of pop choruses that so dominate the music of the Billboard top 40, we treat an album such as ‘Coming Home’ as we would a pallet of chilled bottled water in the heat strokes of a desert. Perhaps Bridges’ overwhelming success can be attributed to the recent bleeding of Retro-Soul music into the mainstream, spearheaded by groups such as The Alabama Shakes, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and complemented by buzz surrounding a new Amy Winehouse documentary, perhaps not. Whatever the cause, we hope it continues, and that Bridges keeps making new music in those classic styles of the ’50s and ’60s.
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|Leon Bridges – 2015 Tour||Venue||Date||Time|
|Leon Bridges – Nashville, TN||Marathon Music Works||Oct 13||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse||Oct 14||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Washington, DC||9:30 Club||Oct 16||6:00 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Philadelphia, PA||Union Transfer||Oct 17||8:00 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Boston, MA||Royale Nightclub||Oct 18||7:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – New York, NY||Apollo Theater-NY||Oct 20||8:00 PM|
|Leon Bridges – New York, NY||Webster Hall||Oct 21||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Montreal, QC||Corona Theatre||Oct 22||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Toronto, ON||Danforth Music Hall||Oct 23||7:00 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Detroit, MI||Majestic Theatre Detroit||Oct 24||7:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Columbus, OH||Newport Music Hall||Oct 26||7:00 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Chicago, IL||Vic Theatre||Oct 27||7:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Minneapolis, MN||First Avenue||Oct 28||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Englewood, CO||Gothic Theatre||Oct 30||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Seattle, WA||Neptune Theatre||Nov 02||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Vancouver, BC||Commodore Ballroom||Nov 03||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – San Diego, CA||Observatory-North Park||Nov 06||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Hollywood, CA||The Fonda Theatre||Nov 09||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Hollywood, CA||The Fonda Theatre||Nov 10||8:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Houston, TX||House of Blues-Houston||Nov 13||7:30 PM|
|Leon Bridges – Dallas, TX||Majestic Theatre-Dallas||Nov 14||8:30 PM|
Get a copy of ‘Coming Home’ here