Al Green's upcoming spring dates are slowly turning into a full-scale tour. Just announced are new stops at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, the “Windy City's” Chicago Theatre, and L.A.'s Greek Theatre. The new dates come on the heels of recently announced gigs in Austin, Irving, and Sugar Land, Texas — along with stops in New Orleans and Atlanta. The upcoming concerts mark Green's first new tour dates in seven years.
Al Green spoke about his musical legacy: “Well, I think that's a lot of making babies, I mean in London they was asking us 'do you know how many kids been born since you been making this music?,' I'm going 'huh?' The music is what it is, and it's about love and it's about compassion and it's about affection, it's about family, it's about, it's about time for me to go, bye!”
UPDATED: Al Green tour dates (subject to change):
April 24 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall April 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory April 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 30 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre May 5 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall May 7 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre