Exciting news – D’Angelo may possibly be set to return, as a string of live dates are announced across the continent, refreshing the hope of new D’Angleo material surfacing.
Soul star D’Angelo released two of the greatest R&B albums of all time in 1995’s ‘Brown Sugar’ and 2000’s ‘Voodoo’, but, a few sporadic collaborations, has been silent since then, conducting no interviews and playing no live dates. D’Angelo has announced three dates in 2012: London’s Brixton Academy on 3 February, Paris’s Le Zénith on 29 January, and Amsterdam’s Paradiso on 31 January.
With regards to his next album, Mark Ronson and Prince have both been mooted as collaborators, but both seem to have dropped out. Russell Elevado, however, and the Roots’ Questlove, told Billboard D’Angelo is “in the home stretch”. Here’s hoping.