Grammy-Award winning singer D’Angelo will make his return to the U.S. stage during the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival after being absent for over a decade. The soul crooner started his comeback earlier this year with a stint of shows in the UK and now he is ready to win back his U.S. fans during the 18th annual event taking place July 6-8 in New Orleans.
As Singersroom previously reported, D’Angelo is almost complete with his forthcoming third studio album. “It’s 12 years of emotion, passion and love for music that has been pent up,” Manager Kevin Liles told Billboard.
Other performers set to take stage at the upcoming ESSENCE Music Festical include Trey Songz, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Ledisi, Tank, Mary Mary, Marsha Ambrosious, The Pointer Sisters, Q. Parker & Super Jay, Teedra Moses, Melanie Fiona, Carl Thomas, Rebirth Brass Band and more.
The 2012 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL night-by-night line-up is as follows:
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, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Melanie Fiona, Carl Thomas, Alex Boyd, Eve, The Stooges Brass Band, Estelle, Luke James, Raheem DeVaughn, Bridget Kelly
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