Shuggie Otis To Release Unreleased Album + Tour Dates

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Psychedelic soul master Shuggie Otis is entering a new phase of his superbly impressive musical career. The man who's responsible for the Brothers Johnson's 1977 pop hit "Strawberry Letter 23" and who has slung his guitar for acts like Etta James, Charles Brown, Frank Zappa, Mos Def, and his own father Johnny Otis, is back with an unreleased 2-CD album titled Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love. Sound familiar? Widely regarded as a masterpiece, Inspiration Information was the third and final Shuggie Otis release. Generation after generation has found it to be musically inspiring and even hits like Outkast's "Ms. Jackson," Beyonce's "Gift From Virgo," and Digable Planets' "For Corners," among others, have sampled from the album. Now, Shuggie has personally supervised the restoration of the original album plus four previously unreleased tracks recorded around the same time, all of which will comprise disc 1. Disc 2, Wings Of Love,  is a new album of previously unreleased live and studio tracks recorded between 1975 and 2000. To commemorate his return, Shuggie began his Shuggie Otis Rite Tour in November 2012. He's since traveled through Europe, and will continue the international tour this Winter and Spring. Check below for tour dates and stay tuned for more (inspiration) information on what will surely be another Shuggie Otis masterpiece.


February 23  - Mexico City, Mexico - El Plaza Condesa

March  23 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theater

March 24 - Melbourne, Australia - Hamer Hall

March 26 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli Theatre

March 28-29 - Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest

March 31 - Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live Tokyo (early show)

March 31 - Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live Tokyo (late show)

April 1 - Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live Tokyo (early show)

April 1 - Tokyo, Japan -  Billboard Live Tokyo (late show)

April 14 - Toronto, Ont. - Phoenix Concert Theatre

April 17 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

April 18 - New York, NY - BB King's Blues Club and Grill

April 21 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre

April 23-24 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door

April 26 -  San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine

April 27 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre