The rumors were swirling and it has now been officially announced that D’Angelo will perform at this year’s Essence Music Festival, this will mark his first show in the US in ten years!
Since the beginning of 2012, the soulful legend has returned to the stage with his brief and sporadic European tour, but this would mark his return home. The festival, which also features Mary J. Blige, Tank, Trey Songz any many more, takes place July 6th-8th in New Orleans. D’Angelo is expected to perform on opening day according to Essence.
Check out the full ESSENCE Music Festival night-by-night lineup now:
Friday, July 6: Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, The Pointer Sisters, Marsha Ambrosious, Q. Parker & Super Jay, Khris Royal, Kindred The Family Soul, Vivian Green, Stephanie Mills, Gary Clark Jr. Rebirth Brass Band, SWV, Goapele
Saturday, July 7: Mary J. Blige, Kevin Hart, Ledisi, Tank, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, The Stylistics, Robert Glasper, Dru Hill, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, Stephanie Mills, Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Sunday, July 8: Aretha Franklin, Mary Mary, Carl Thomas, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Melanie Fiona, Alex Boyd, Eve, The Stooges Brass Band, Estelle, Luke James, Raheem DeVaughn, Bridget Kelly
Single day tickets are on sale now for the festival and are priced from $50 to $300 per person per night. Or, get your weekend ticket and don’t miss a minute of the action! Get your tickets today!