Published on June 17th, 2012 | by No Artificial1
D’Angelo, Back in the U.S.A.
The first D’Angelo performance in America in over 12 years at the 11th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day festival held on a stunning 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every year in June. Bonnaroo gathers some of the best artists in rock and roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music style.
This year the festival’s most newsworthy event was the return of D’Angelo, R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, who has not performed a concert in the United States since the end of his 2001 tour for his album “Voodoo,” a masterpiece released the year before. He was singing funk and rock songs with a band led by Ahmir Questlove Thompson of the Roots.
“I’ve been waiting 12 years to say this – ladies and gentlemen, D’Angelo!”
– Thompson said as the audience roared.
D’Angelo and his all-star band worked up a 90-minute jam session that included Jimi Hendrix’s “Have You Ever Been to Electric Ladyland,” Parliament Funkadelic’s “Funky Dollar Bill,” Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be” and The Beatles’ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,” but no D’Angelo’s music.
D’Angelo & Questlove Superjam – Bonnaroo 2012 (Live)