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16 September, 2019Print

Raphael Saadiq Announces Winter U.S. Tour In Support Of Jimmy Lee, “A Masterpiece” (Rolling Stone)

20+ Dates Include Terminal 5, 9:30 Club, The Wiltern + More

NEW VIDEO FOR "SO READY" OUT NOW: http://bit.ly/2kNJs2K

Today, Raphael Saadiq announces an extensive winter tour in support of his new album Jimmy Lee, which has been called “his best album yet” (FADER) and “a novelistic song cycle that seems at once intensely private, broadly political, and undeniably funky” (NEW YORKER). The Grammy Award-winner will bring the hugely ambitious and “intensely personal” (BILLBOARD) new project to 20+ cities, including stops at Terminal 5 in NYC, the 9:30 Club in DC, The Wiltern in LA, and many more.

Ticket sales start this Friday, get them here: https://www.raphaelsaadiqmusic.com/

Jimmy Lee has gotten incredible reviews thus far, and is currently the best reviewed album of 2019 according to review aggregator Metacritic. Watch Raphael break down the making of lead single “Something Keeps Calling” — which just charted in the Top 5 on the Urban AC Radio Charts — for VICE News’ Verse-Chorus-Bridge: https://youtu.be/Nk29kcVqqNA

Also, Raphael Saadiq released new music video "So Ready" – check it out here: http://bit.ly/2kNJs2K

Recently, Raphael sat down with the New York Times to discuss some of the personal stories that went into Jimmy Lee. Says the New York Times about the new album, “As a solo artist, Saadiq has long been a master without a masterpiece for consensus to point to. Jimmy Lee could change that through sonic ambition alone.” Read the full piece here: https://nyti.ms/2OYfYgP

Praise for Raphael Saadiq and Jimmy Lee:

"As a solo artist, Saadiq has long been a master without a masterpiece for consensus to point to. Jimmy Lee could change that through sonic ambition alone.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A novelistic song cycle that seems at once intensely private, broadly political, and undeniably funky.” — THE NEW YORKER

“His wildest, most ambitious and unforgettable album so far” – NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

“His best album yet…impeccable production textures and an impressively varied sonic palette.” – FADER

“Dark, dazzling…it’s a masterpiece of an LP.” — ROLLING STONE

"A stirring album...his ability to connect the personal with the universal turns Jimmy Lee into a career milestone and places it notches above the rest of the field." – AP

“An exorcism of family tragedy and trauma, personified in blood, bone and blues. Saadiq lights up the darkness by revealing his own. He's never sounded brighter.” — NPR Music

"An R&B Titan." – VANITY FAIR

"Intensely personal." – BILLBOARD

“An uplifting and universal take for anyone who’s experienced life with a troubled loved one.” – VARIETY

“A Masterpiece." – NPR SOUND OPINIONS

“Compelling…mixing soul with gospel to make the pain and hope even more resonant.” — VIBE

“It’s a thrill to see Saadiq flirt with danger, creatively speaking.” — PASTE

“The lyrically candid Jimmy Lee is unlike anything that came before it.” – TIDAL

“Stakes out forbidding, previously unexplored territory.” — CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“The song-crafting talents of Saadiq are everywhere apparent…harrowing and uplifting.” — PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

 

Tour Dates: 

01.23.2020 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues 

01.24.2020 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

01.25.2020 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

01.27.2020 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

01.28.2020 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina's

01.30.2020 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse

01.31.2020 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

02.01.2020 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

02.03.2020 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

02.04.2020 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

02.05.2020 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

02.07.2020 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

02.08.2020 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

02.12.2020 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

02.13.2020 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

02.14.2020 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall

02.15.2020 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

02.17.2020 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester's Paristown Hall

02.18.2020 – Royal Oak MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

02.19.2020 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

02.21.2020 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

02.22.2020 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

02.25.2020 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

02.27.2020 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

02.28.2020 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

02.29.2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern