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Having revealed details of his forthcoming sophomore album, double Grammy Award nominated R&B artist Leon Bridges has added another London date to his forthcoming UK tour. Bridges will now also be appearing at the O2 Academy Brixton on the 18 November 2018.
Bridges will be releasing Good Thing on the 4 May 2018 through Columbia Records, before kicking off his newly announced tour dates on the 5 November in Bristol.
Good Thing follows his gold certified debut album Coming Home, working with Ricky Reed and Niles City Sound to develop a more modern sound while retaining his distinctive R&B style, drawing influence from the likes of singer Sam Cooke.
“I loved my experience with Coming Home,” Leon Bridges says. “Good Thing however allows me to showcase more of my influences and artistry. I’m excited for the world to hear it and perform this diverse group of songs live.”
Ahead of the new album’s release and tour, Leon has unveiled two new tracks, Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand and Bad Bad News.
The new album continues the rapid growth of Leon Bridges, who famously went from working as a dishwasher and struggling in the open mic scene to Grammy nominations and performing at the White House for President Obama. Within those two years he also appeared at the Met Gala and on Saturday Night Live.
The Fort Worth, Texas native celebrated considerable success with his soul music tracks such as Brown Skin Girl, Smooth Sailin, Lisa Sawyer and the Coming Home title track.
On his debut he teamed up with Austin Jenkins, Joshua Block and Chris Vivion.
Fans can grab early access to tickets for Leon Bridges new UK tour show by pre-ordering his new record Good Thing. Pre-order the album through his official store before 15:00 on Wednesday 2 May 2018 to access the presale. The presale opens at 9:00 on Thursday 3 May 2018 ahead of the general sale from 9:00 on Friday 4 May 2018.
To pre-order Good Thing and access the presale, head to the official Leon Bridges store.
Here are those tour dates in full:
5 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Bristol
7 November 2018 – Olympia, Dublin
9 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
11 November 2018 – O2 Institute, Birmimgham
12 November 2018 – Rock City, Nottingham
14 November 2018 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
15 November 2018 – O2 Academy, Leeds
17 November 2018 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
18 November 2018 – O2 Academy Brixton, London