Friday, August 3, 2012

D'Angelo set to play Charlotte with Mary J. Blige

When R&B singer/musician D'Angelo appeared as a surprise guest at Bonnaroo this summer during the Questlove-curated Superjam, it was arguably the biggest news of the festival. The Grammy winner hadn't performed on stage in the U.S. in twelve years, although he played some gigs overseas earlier this year.

The comeback is in full swing now and Charlotte is in on the fun. LiveNation announced today that D'Angelo will co-headline Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Saturday, September 15 with Mary J. Blige.

Both acts played the Essence Music Festivals in New Orleans in early July. Reviews of his performance, which was reportedly more improvisational, funk-rocking, and James Brown-like than longtime fans expected, were mixed.

The Liberation Tour will feature Blige, D'Angelo, and Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. A limited number of $20 lawn tickets will be available until Sunday, August 12 at noon or until they run out. Tickets will be available at, Ticketmaster, the Hardee's Thickburger Box Office at the venue, and by calling 1-800-745-3000.