Al Green, the soul legend, returns to R&B with a dream team collaborators disc including features from John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Corinne Bailey Rae. The album concept is bridging together Al Green and selected contemporary artist from the R&B and hip hop genre.The forthcoming album ‘Lay It Down’ is co-produced by drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson from the Roots and keyboardist James Poyser.‘Lay It Down’ is expected to be released on May 27 via Blue Note Records.
As previously reported on Singersroom, soul legend Al Green returns to R&B next week with the release of his latest studio album "Lay It Down." "Lay it Down," Green's latest project since 2005's "Everything's OK" features guest vocals from John Legend, Corrine Baily Rae and Anthony Hamilton plus production from The Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson. "I've never heard anything quite like it, 'cause I've never had anybody produce me other than Willie Mitchell," Green told Billboard.com referring to his collaboration with "?uestlove". "And when you give these young kids a shot at it, it's interesting to see the art they make. It's beautiful." Green is gearing for a busy summer, the legend will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award later this month at the 2008 BET Awards, embark on a nationwide tour and perform on numerous shows including tonight's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Green will also appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" June 5th . Al Green's "Lay It Down" hits stores May 27th. Tour Dates (according to Pollstar) Fri 05/23/08 - Sonoma, CA - Field Of Dreams ParkSat 05/24/08 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino Sun 05/25/08 - Aptos, CA - Aptos Village Park Thu 06/19/08 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts Fri 06/20/08 - Rochester, NY - Eastman Theatre Fri 06/27/08 - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall Sat 06/28/08 - Montreal, QC - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Sun 06/29/08 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino Fri 07/04/08 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino Sat 07/05/08 - Robinsonville, MS - Grand Casino Tunica Fri 07/11/08 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre Sat 07/12/08 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pav. @ Northerly Isl. Sun 07/13/08 - Saint Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre Tue 07/15/08 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center At Wolf Trap Wed 07/16/08 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre Fri 07/18/08 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Sun 07/20/08 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues Sun 07/27/08 - New York, NY - Isaac Stern Aud. @ Carnegie Hall Sun 08/31/08 - Denver, CO - Botanical Garden