OKP News: D'Angelo Announces 1st U.S. Show in 10 + Years

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D'Angelo is coming home, y'all! Not that he ever left BUT, according to Billboard mag and the Associated Press news-wire, "The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival" in New Orleans this summer. D'Angelo is slated to perform on the opening night of the festival, which runs from July 6-8 and also features Aretha Franklin, Trey Songz, Eve, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, SWV, Goapele, Estelle and Mary J. Blige (among others) on the bill. That's all the info we have for the moment although the stateside gig is surely a sign that his comeback LP has a date on a release calendar locked in some secret music industry vault somewheres underground. We will keep you posted but in the meantime, check the full night-by-night line-up for the festival at Essence and purchase tickets here. If ever there was a time to "gold circle," okayplayers, this is probably it.

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