D'Angelo

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Top-quality slow jams and funk-rock by the R&B singer, recently returned with his first new album in 14 years

Michael Eugene Archer – alias D’Angelo – became the closest thing the ’90s had to Marvin Gaye thanks to sumptuous and smooth baby-making anthems like ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Lady’. Then he disappeared, slowly and quietly succumbing to the classic banana skins of stardom (notably drugs and allegedly trying to solicit an undercover cop).

But last year the singer made a comeback, partly inspired by the death of J Dilla and powered by a new devotion to guitar (that’s right, D’Angelo can shred now). The result was a stunning, surprise-released new album named ‘Black Messiah’ and a series of scintillating live shows. D’Angelo may no longer have the perfectly carved torso that he burnt into our retinas with his video for ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’, but this London run (with a Hammersmith Apollo date newly added) should be a mighty show of force from the newly risen lord of R&B.

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Neon M
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Er..he played Brixton a couple years ago, that is where your picture is from.

Can't get the staff these days etc....

Ben W
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I saw D'Angelo at the Roundhouse. Boy oh boy I would've given him the full five stars, but he loses a mark for tardiness. He was late. Real late. But it was kinda fun because I did a tweet that said 'D'Angelo d'layed' and it pretty much went viral, guys. 21 retweets or something? Something like that. Basically as many as Rob Delaney gets. It was pretty spectacular. Anyway, the gig was good fun.