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Charles Bradley successfully completes cancer treatment, announces triumphant return to the stage

Following a battle with stomach cancer, the soul legend will tour North America this summer and fall

photo by Philip Cosores
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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    Last fall, 67-year-old soul legend Charles Bradley was struck with a bit of harrowing news: a diagnosis of stomach cancer. The Daptones Records musician promptly began medical treatment and was forced to scrap all of his upcoming tour dates.

    Fast forward just a little over six months and not only has Bradley successfully completed his treatments, but he’s also very eager to get back on tour to see his fans. “I am so grateful to my beautiful fans and touched by all the love and support they showed me through my crisis and time of sickness,” Bradley wrote in a press statement. “They truly lifted me up and kept me going. I am honored and glad to be back and am going to give you all of my love.”

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    Following a one-off appearance at South Carolina’s High Water Festival last month, Bradley and backing band His Extraordinaires will make their triumphant return to the road on an upcoming North American tour. Set for the summer and fall, his itinerary features stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, and Detroit, and is jam-packed with festival appearances, including Sasquatch! in Washington, SoCal’s Arroyo SecoWayHome in Ontario, and Portland’s Pickathon.

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    Find his full schedule below. Bradley’s last album came in 2016 with Changes, which saw him cover the Black Sabbath track of the same name.

    Charles Bradley 2017 Tour Dates:
    05/26 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
    05/28 – Sonoma, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
    06/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Governors Ball Pre-Party)
    06/02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    06/03 – State College, PA @ Happy Valley Festival
    06/10 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
    06/16 – Monterey, CA @ Monterey Pop 50th Anniversary
    06/22 – Detroit, MI @ Chene Park Amphitheater
    06/24 – Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Music Festival
    06/30 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
    07/01 – Waitsfield, VT @ Friendly Gathering Festival
    07/04 – Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival
    07/07 – Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Music Festival
    07/13 – Chicago, IL @ House of Vans
    07/15 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
    07/16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    07/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ XpoNential Festival
    07/30 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
    08/03-04 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Festival
    08/05 – Whister, BC @ Wanderlust Festival
    08/06 – Kaslo, BC @ Kaslo Jazz Festival
    08/12 – Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest Festival
    08/19 – Wellston, MI @ Hoxeyville Music Festival
    08/26 – Pine Plains, NY @ Huichica East Festival
    08/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
    09/04 – Long Island, NY @ The Surf Lodge
    09/16 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio
    09/29 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling
    10/01 – Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
    10/07 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

    Revisit his “Changes” cover:

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