D’Angelo has announced the long, long-awaited followup to his 2000 opus Voodoo. It’s called Black Messiah, and it’s credited to D’Angelo and the Vanguard. A short teaser for the album that features a snippet of music was posted online by his manager, Kevin Liles, as Consequence of Sound points out. Watch it below.
The album will debut this Sunday at a New York City listening session sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy and Afropunk. The session will be hosted by author Nelson George.
Photos of what looks like a completed, packaged album are also floating around Twitter, as Consequence of Sound points out.
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD – BLACK MESSIAH 12/16 http://ift.tt/1qFBX9T
— Kanye Weast (@margielask) December 12, 2014
Pitchfork has spotted posters for Black Messiah in Brooklyn:
In the time since Voodoo‘s release, D’Angelo spent many turbulent years out of the spotlight, until he returned to the stage in 2012. He performed with ?uestlove at Bonnaroo’s 2012 Superjam and at various festivals and award shows, and toured with Mary J. Blige. Last summer, he was hospitalized and forced to cancel tour dates.
Earlier this year, Liles said that a new album was "definitely" coming in 2014, and studio footage surfaced. D’Angelo has announced a European tour called "The Second Coming Tour" for early next year. Find the dates below.
02-11 Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten
02-12 Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hugenottenhalle
02-14 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
02-16 Paris, France – Palais Des Congres
02-17 Birmingham, England – Academy
02-18 Manchester, England – Apollo
02-20 London, England – Apollo
02-24 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
02-27 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
02-28 Stockholm, Sweden – Annex
03-02 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
03-06 Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
03-07 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National