Charles Bradley to play the Paradise in May

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Charles Bradley will begin a spring tour later this month in support of his brand new album, Victim of Love. The 64-year old singer, nicknamed the “Screaming Eagle Of Soul”, will visit Boston with His Extraordinaires for a performance at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, May 18. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Paul & The Tall Trees, are available through Ticketmaster for $20.

Victim of Love, Bradley’s follow-up to his 2011 debut No Time For Dreaming, hits stores today. The video for lead single “Strictly Reserved For You” is streaming below.

“The first record taps into maybe two or three feelings,” explained Thomas Brenneck of Menahan Street Band, Bradley’s producer, bandleader and co-writer, in a press release. “But the range of emotion on this record is huge. The last record was written by a man living in the Brooklyn projects for 20 years. This record is more than just a poor man’s cry from the ghetto. This time, he’s grateful.”

“I was singing about all these hardships that I’ve been through,” added Bradley. “I wanted people to know my struggles first, but now I want them to know how much they have helped me grow.”

After debuting at SXSW last year, the “Charles Bradley: Soul of America” documentary will premiere on April 10th on EPIX. The film by Poull Brien chronicles the journey and months from his 62nd birthday to the triumphant release of his debut album.

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