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Leon Bridges — The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA March 20, 2016

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The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA March 20, 2016
Chicago Theatre 3/11/16
at The Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2015

News

Jul 23, 2021

Leon Bridges has released a new album, Gold-Diggers Sound, today via Columbia. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album and in May we ran our exclusive interview Bridges about the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, SPELLLING, The Goon Sax, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus St. Vincent, Leon Bridges, Sleater-Kinney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 14, 2021

Welcome to the 18th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week the CDC relaxed mask guidelines for those who have been vaccinated, helping to further pave the way for live music to return this fall. Although, right now there’s no clear way for venues or stores to check if someone is vaccinated. More

Leon Bridges Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Motorbike” (+Read Our New Interview with Him)

Gold-Diggers Sound Due Out July 23 via Columbia; Anderson .Paak Directed the “Motorbike” Video

May 14, 2021

Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Gold-Diggers Sound, and shared a new song from it, “Motorbike,” via a video for it. Today we also posted our exclusive new interview with Bridges about the album and song. More

Nov 05, 2020

Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye performed their new R&B song “All About You” last night on The Late Show With Steven Colbert. More

The Avalanches Share Video for New Song “Interstellar Love” (Feat. Leon Bridges)

We Will Always Love You Due Out December 11 via Astralwerks

Oct 29, 2020

Australia’s The Avalanches (Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater) are releasing a new album, We Will Always Love You, on December 11 via Astralwerks. Now they have shared another song from it, “Interstellar Love,” which features Leon Bridges. It was shared via a video. More

Watch Save Our Stages Fest Sets by Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Foo Fighters, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Dave Mathews, and Others

Oct 19, 2020

This past weekend, NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) hosted the Save Our Stages Fest, which featured many notable musicians performing in important music venues across the land, businesses that have been shut down since the pandemic took hold in March. More

Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye Team Up for New Song “All About You”

“For this song, we set out to bring back the energy of some of the ’90s R&B greats we grew up listening to.” – Leon Bridges

Oct 16, 2020

Leon Bridges has teamed up with Lucky Daye for the new R&B song “All About You.” LAMAR+NIK directed the accompanying video. More

Watch Leon Bridges and Maggie Rogers Perform at the Democratic National Convention

Bridges Did “Sweeter” and Rogers Did “Back In My Body”

Aug 18, 2020

This year’s Democratic National Convention may have been virtual, but that didn’t stop Maggie Rogers and Leon Bridges from performing like it was IRL. Rogers sang an acoustic version of her track “Back In My Body” on the Maine coast and Bridges performed his new single “Sweeter” with Terrace Martin. The weeklong virtual DNC will continue with future performances from Billie Eilish, The Chicks, John Legend, and a few others. Check out their performances below. More

Jun 19, 2020

Last night Leon Bridges performed his recent single “Sweeter” on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He was joined by Terrace Martin and Robert Glasper. Before the performance Corden interviewed Bridges about the song. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, Shamir, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, Plants and Animals, Michael Stipe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a bit more of a chill week than last week. Black Lives Matter protests continued across the world, but generally remained peaceful. More

Leon Bridges Shares New Song “Sweeter” (Feat. Terrace Martin); A Direct Address Regarding Racism

“I am George Floyd, my brothers are George Floyd, and my sisters are George Floyd.”

Jun 08, 2020

Leon Bridges is hoping for a “life more sweeter.” In light of current events, Grammy Award winning R&B songwriter has teamed up with Terrace Martin to release single “Sweeter,” a song about a black man taking his last breath. More

Outside Lands 2019 Lineup: Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Weyes Blood, Kacey Musgraves, and More

Plus Better Oblivion Community Center, Leon Bridges, Phosphorescent, Toro y Moi, and More

Mar 26, 2019

Outside Lands have announced their 2019 lineup. The festival goes down August 9 - 11 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The headliners are Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots. More

May 11, 2018

Leon Bridges released a new album, Good Thing, last week via Columbia. Last night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Beyond.” Watch the relaxed, soulful performance below. More

Leon Bridges Shares New Song “Beyond”

Good Thing Due Out May 4 via Columbia

Apr 21, 2018

Leon Bridges is releasing a new album, Good Thing, on May 4 via Columbia. Now he has shared another new song from the album, “Beyond.” More

Leon Bridges Shares “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” Video

Good Thing Due Out May 4 via Columbia

Apr 02, 2018

Leon Bridges is releasing a new album, Good Thing, on May 4 via Columbia. He previously shared two songs from it: “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News,” as well as a video for “Bad Bad News.” Now he has shared a video for “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” More

Leon Bridges Shares “Bad Bad News” Video

Good Thing Due Out May 4 via Columbia

Mar 26, 2018

Leon Bridges recently announced a new album, Good Thing, due out May 4 via Columbia, and shared two songs from it: “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News.” Now he has shared a video for “Bad Bad News.” More

Mar 13, 2018

Leon Bridges has shared two new songs, “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News.” They both premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. More

Jul 09, 2015

Last weekend, Oslo, Norway, hosted Stavernfestivalen. More

May 01, 2015

On April 30, Leon Bridges played The Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago, Illinois. More



Interviews

May 14, 2021

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, Leon Bridges, has one of the best voices on the planet. But it’s not one that he throws out bombastically or haphazardly. Rather, Bridges is often reserved, measured, composed. More


Reviews

Jul 22, 2021

To borrow from a story told by songwriter Jason Isbell about his first meeting with legendary interpreter Bettye LaVette, Isbell shared LaVette’s disdain at being referred to as a “soul” singer. LaVette’s retort was that the music she sang was called “rhythm and blues,” but that everything she did was soulful. Into this velvety stew we call “soulfulness,” you can safely stir in one Mr. Leon Bridges. More

May 11, 2018

When Leon Bridges released his debut album, Coming Home, in 2015, the Texan singer proved that time travel was possible. It was a record that paid homage to the sweet, sad soul of Sam Cooke-to whose voice Bridges’ own bore great similarity-but recast them in context of contemporary America. More