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  • ST. VINCENT, JUNGLE, AND CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES ADDED TO HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON
  • April 20, 2015
  • HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON UPDATES

    JUST ADDED:

    KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL

    ST. VINCENT CO-HEADLINES HOLLYWOOD BOWL WITH ERYKAH BADU
    (AUGUST 30)

    JUNGLE OPENS FOR UNDERWORLD
    (JUNE 21)

    JAZZ AT THE BOWL

    CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES JOIN TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE AND MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD
    (AUGUST 26)

    WHAT: 
    Just added to the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season are St. Vincent, set to co-headline with Erykah Badu on August 30; Jungle, confirmed to make their Bowl debut opening for electronica icons Underworld on June 21; and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, opening for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Michael Franti and Spearhead on August 26.

    St. Vincent has had an incredible year. Her self-titled album has been widely recognized as a genuine musical event since its release in early 2014, topping year-end lists all over the globe. It is her most lyrically sophisticated and musically diverse collection to date, meshing distorted, aggressive electric guitars and bold vocal and synthesizer arrangements on top of a relentless rhythm section. Brashly pursuing her peerless creative vision, St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) has similarly galvanized concertgoers around the world, continually demonstrating why she’s considered the most exciting talent of her generation. It all culminated this past February as she was honored with the Grammy Award for Alternative Album of the Year, her first. 

    Jungle hail from London and released their debut self-titled album in July 2014 on XL Recordings. Early last year the group’s buzz began to rise – the BBC Sound of 2014 nomination, the 4 million plus plays of the ‘Platoon’ video, the US tour that sold out on the back of their SXSW appearance before Jungle even had an official record out in America – it’s a DIY story. Working from their home studio in Shepherd’s Bush, the core Jungle duo known only as J and T set out their store long before they came on any label’s radar with a brace of handmade mini-classics. A couple of singles – ‘The Heat’s supple 4am soul snap, the ice-cold search-and-destroy beats of ‘Platoon’ – connected 2014 and 1974, London with Rio and New York, the feet with the unconscious mind.

    Charles Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabe Roth. The year following the release of his widely praised debut album, No Time For Dreaming, was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands (to name just a few); and spots on Year-End Best Lists from Rolling Stone, SPIN, GQ, Paste and more. Victim of Love, his follow up album, is a continuation of that story, moving past the heartache and pain and closer to the promise of hope.

    Program details:

    KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL
    SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 at 7 PM
    Underworld
    Jungle

    JAZZ AT THE BOWL
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 at 8 PM
    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    Michael Franti and Spearhead
    Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

    KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 at 7 PM
    Erykah Badu
    St. Vincent
    Moses Sumney

    For a complete calendar, please visit hollywoodbowl.com

    WHERE: 
    HOLLYWOOD BOWL
    2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

    TICKETS:  
    Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season, including “5 or More,” are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. Single tickets will be available for purchase starting May 3.  

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