Leon Bridges***SOLD OUT***
From Jul 19th 2016 to Jul 20th 2016
With Special Guest Ngaiire
Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 July - SOLD OUT
Brought to you by BROADSHEET, Triple R, Penny Drop and Laneway Presents
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Leon made his debut visit to Australia in January, kicking off 2016 as one of the year’s most talked-about artists after performing spellbinding sold out Sydney and Melbourne headline shows. He returns this July with his six-piece band in tow, ready to wow Australian audiences a second time around with his unique brand of vintage soul-blues-gospel.
Coming Home, Leon’s debut release, earned him a 2016 Grammy Awards nomination for Best R&B Album. He has performed album tracks ‘River’ and ‘Smooth Sailin’ on Saturday Night Live, penned an original track for Will Smith film ‘Concussion’ (‘So Long’ – listen here), collaborated with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the stirring single ‘Kevin’, performed live at last year’s American Music Awards, and played a Ray Charles cover for President Barack Obama at the Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House event. Watch here.
“Bridges' rapid rise is inexplicable until you're in his presence, and you see a performer so rare, so genuine, you realise the music industry has been missing him all along” – The Age