D’Angelo to Perform at the Apollo Theater in February
Talk about coming full circle. After winning ‘Amateur Night at the Apollo’ in 1991 when he was 16 years old, D’Angelo will be headlining his own concert at the famed New York theater on Feb. 7. This will mark his first U.S. show since the 2014 release of his surprise album, ‘Black Messiah.’
According to the Gothamist, the beloved soul singer won three nights in a row at ‘Amateur Night at the Apollo,’ under his original group name Michael Archer and Precise. From there, he took the winnings to buy studio equipment, which would be the same gear used to make songs for his 1995 debut album, ‘Brown Sugar.’
D’angelo hasn’t said this publicly, but it’s possible that he feels indebted to the theater, which is located in Harlem, N.Y., since it was the place that started his musical journey.
Nevertheless, it’s a good reason to start his first U.S. show in support of ‘Black Messiah,’ which critics heralded as one of the best R&B albums of 2014.
Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday (Jan. 21) and pre-sales will begin on Jan. 19 via the Apollo Theater’s official website.