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Charles Bradley - "You Put The Flame On It" + Behind The Scenes Video

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Charles Bradley follows the release of his sophomore LP Victim Of Love with his latest track, "You Put The Flame On It." The dense funk track comes with an infectious dance groove and a bassline that would steal the show if it weren't for the force behind Bradley's sandy soul vocal. The horns throw back to the bright stabs of James Brown's "Mother Popcorn" while Charles Bradley channels the godfather's influence into a powerhouse performance on the doo-wop inspired track. Teamed with the Menahan Street Band, he delivers a hard-rocking piece of soul reminiscent of early material from groups like The Temptations and The Four Tops. Accompanying the release of the track is a behind-the-scenes video from Daptone Records that features Bradley discussing his evolution from homelessness and other setbacks to finding a home and his own voice at the Brooklyn label. Charles Bradley continues to heal himself as he treats the world to a heaping helping of raw soul. He will take the show on the road this summer to promote the album across Europe and North America. The tour will take him across the festival circuit, with stops at Lollapalooza, FYF Fest and Bumbershoot. This jaunt follows the spring tour Charles Bradley just wrapped and is slated to be capped by a free show in Brooklyn on September 20th. Take a listen to Charles Bradley's new single "You Put The Flame On It" below. Scroll down to check out the behind-the-scenes video from Daptone Records and Charles Bradley's upcoming tour dates. Purchase Charles Bradley's Victim Of Love LP via iTunes.

Charles Bradley Tourdates:

Tour Dates

Jun 07 Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers at Brown’s Island

Jun 12 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie

Jun 14 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall

Jun 15 Bergen, Norway - BergenFest

Jun 16 Oslo, Norway - Norwegian Wood

Jun 17 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

Jun 19 Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan

Jun 20 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol

Jun 22 Ballinlough Castle, Ireland - Body&Soul

Jun 23 Duisberg, Germany - Traumzeit Festival

Jun 25 Aarhus, Denmark - Posten

Jun 26 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys

Jun 28-30 Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury Festival

Jul 02 Vienna, Austria - Jazz Fest Wien

Jul 03 Karlsruhe, Germany - Zeltival - Tollhaus Karlsruhe

Jul 07 Arras, France - Main Square Festival

Jul 08 Argelès-sur-Mer, France - Les Déferlantes Festival

Jul 11 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK

Jul 13 Juan-les-Pins, France - Jazz à Juan

Jul 14 Rotterdam, The Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival

Aug 03 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

Aug 04 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

Aug 10 Burnaby, BC - Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

Aug 11 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival

Aug 17 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

Aug 18 Lyons, CO - Folks Festival

Aug 20 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

Aug 23 San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern

Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

Aug 28 Salt Lake City, UT - State Room

Aug 29 Boise, ID - Visual Arts Collective

Aug 31 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot

Sep 01 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo

Sep 04 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Sep 05 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Sep 06 Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre

Sep 07 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest NW)

Sep 14 Burlington, VT - Grand Point North Festival

Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Park (Daptone Soul Revue, FREE SHOW)