D'Angelo Took The Apollo To Church On The 1st Night Of The Black Messiah Tour [Recap]
D'Angelo straps on his axe for an unexpected guitar solo [Photos by Victoria Ford for Sneakshot]
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Listen To D'Angelo & The Vanguard's Live Set From The Spotify Sessions

D'Angelo Took The Apollo To Church On The 1st Night Of The Black Messiah Tour [Recap]

Way back when the Black Messiah returned to the earth to dwell amongst his d'sciples, the man they call D'Angelo conducted his very first live performance of the record for the good folks at Spotify. And now, some 6 months after first shaking the ground, that Spotify stint is now available for your listening pleasure, featuring live and direct renditions of his BM favorites like "Betray My Heart" (which includes an extended jam with "Spanish Joint") "Really Love" and "The Door," not to mention a cover of Prince's brooding b-side "She's Always In My Hair." Imagine, you no longer have to sift through busted Youtube links to catch D & The Vanguard blazing through their meaty soul & funk in the flesh, as it is now here and perfectly mixed for you audiophiles. For those of you looking to bear witness to the greatness of D's musical sermons, you can catch him on the stateside leg of The Second Coming tour, the dates for which are listed below along with the player. So get to it, fam. Take that funky ride with D'Angelo & The Vanguard's all-the-way-live Spotify Sessions. Oh, and if you've somehow failed to do so, grab a copy of Black Messiah on iTunes today.

Tour Dates:

June 7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

June 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

June 10 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

June 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

June 13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

June 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

June 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory

June 17 – Houston, TX @ The Warehouse

June 20 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

June 21 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium

June 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick

June 25 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore

June 27 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

June 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom