Charles Bradley recently cancelled some tour dates including The Beatyard in Dublin due to health concerns.
It turns out the 67 year-old souls singer has a cancerous tumour in his stomach. Upcoming tour dates will be cancelled, as he needs to take time off for treatment and recovery.
“In the past few months, I have had to cancel a number of shows due to illness, taking me away from my beautiful fans.
My doctors recently discovered a cancerous tumor in my stomach. I’m getting the best medical care and we are all extremely optimistic. I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.
My upcoming tour dates will be postponed so I can concentrate on healing.
Thank you all for understanding. Music is how I share my love with the world, and the love that my fans have given back brings me so much joy. I look forward to seeing your gorgeous faces soon, and to continue to share my love through music.”
Plus: The Eatyard – in assoc w/ Just Eat 147 Deli | Bread & Bones | The Big Blue Bus | Dublin Doughnut Company | 3FE Brewtonic Carinvale | Wigwam Rum Bar | Beer-BQ | Jameson Whiskey Bar Homebrewer’s Cup | Blackcastle Soda Bar | Tippletown Studioyard – Design, Science & Art The Bernard Shaw Flea | Sole Food (Sneaker & Apparel Fair) | ADW Art | Brickbear Clothing | Tasty Threads |
Tickets are €49+fee per day or €79+ fee for the weekend.
**Note this year’s event will be family friendly, particularly on the Sunday with a full dedicated kids area.
Kids 0-2 go Free Kids 2-12 €5 Day, €10 Weekend Kids 13-17 No Admittance.
Holy Ghost! – Crime Cutz Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Nothing Like This Kelela – Rewind Bantum & Loah – Take it Daithí – Love On Top feat. Sinead White Charles Bradley – Change for the World Anderson .Paak The Season/Carry Me Junior Boys – Big Black Coat Moderat – Reminder KING – The Greatest Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes Flume – Smoke & Retribution (feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)
Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Two Can Win Jaylib – The Red De La Soul – Stakes Is High Dilla Ghost Doom – Murder Goons feat. Ghostface Killa J Dilla – Lazer Gunne Funke Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Lightworks The Pharcyde – Drop (Extended Mix) Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check A Tribe Called Quest – Get a Hold Jay Dee aka J Dilla – U-Love Jay Dee aka J Dilla – Workinonit Slum Village – Raise It Up Q-Tip – Let’s Ride The Roots – Dynamite! Jaylib Raw Shit Ft Talib Kweli Jay Dee Love Jones J Dilla Diamonds – The Shining Pt. 1 Jay Dee So Far So Good (featuring Common & D’Angelo) Jay Dee aka J Dilla Last Donut of the Night
Fresh from his Body & Soul appearance, Charles Bradley and & His Extraordinaires have been announced by Choice Cuts for a gig in The Sugar Club on Thursday October 3rd. Tickets €22.50 plus fees or €25 on the door. Tickets on sale Friday. Facebook event. Charles Bradley is the man.
The Body & Soul Festival has announced its first lineup for June 21st-23rd, 2013 Ballinlough Castle in Co.Westmeath today and it’s really starting to feel like Electric Picnic is not going ahead now. The lineup is:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Solange (more on her later), Kurt Vile and the Violators, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Breton, Willy Mason, Pantha Du Prince, Iron Curtis, Jon Hopkins, Almighty Sion, George FitzGerald, ADULTROCK, Monto, RSAG, Ryan Vail, Fish Go Deep with more TBA.
Tickets for three-day camping for Body & Soul are €139 (up from last year but a full extra day’s programming is included FYI) with bus for €168. Sunday day tickets are €55 with bus for €84. Family campsite tickets are €139 includes 1 adult and two children under 12. Campervan tickets are €50. All the above plus fees of course.
It’s a heartwarming story. After years of toiling away, struggling through personal tragedy of his brother’s murder, working as a cook as a fallback and playing in bars, 62 year-old Charles Bradley has finally brought his soulful voice to an audience thanks to Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records (home to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings).
Watch that video above, like all great soul singers, Bradley tells you his life story in a cathartic but affirming way, sweating it all out at every performance. Listen to ‘Heartaches & Pain’ below and let him tell you how how he agonisingly, found out his brother died. Those screams are elemental, necessary. It’s his soul and his heart letting it all out. Soul music is his life. Which is why that weathered classic voice is making people take notice, belatedly yet justifiably.