Oakland modern soul man ADRIAN MARCEL made heads turn Sunday night during his performance at the BET Awards. If you haven’t seen it, watch it here! The R&B singer and songwriter delivered a smooth rendition of the James Brown classic, “It’s A Man’s World”. Capturing the legend’s iconic tone and coupling it with his own savvy, MARCEL brought the audience to its feet. A recording of “It’s A Man’s World” is also available on the compilation BET Presents Music Matters, Vol. 1 out now.
MARCEL just rounded out a knockout weekend. He’s the only artist who has performed at all three BET Awards events—the BET Music Matters Concert Series, the BET Experience, and the BET Awards ceremony.
Moreover, the summer’s only getting hotter for him. He will support 21st century diva Keyshia Cole on her upcoming 26-city Point of No Return tour. MARCEL joins Cole on Tuesday, July 22nd at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI through August 25th at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.
Protégé of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Raphael Saadiq, MARCEL garnered high praises out of the gates following the release of his first official mixtape, “7 Days of Weak,” in April 2013. Equipped with a silky smooth voice, the rising artist has drawn comparisons to industry heavy weights such as Al B. Sure, El Debarge, Frank Ocean, and Chris Brown.
MARCEL’s new single, “2AM” featuring Sage The Gemini, is currently climbing at radio outlets nationwide, recently making its debut in the Top 10 on iTunes R&B chart. It’s the quintessential Bay Area banger, bringing together his own silky voice with Sage The Gemini’s robust flow. The super sexy video is nearing 2 million views on YouTube/VEVO after only a month online. Get it on iTunes and all digital outlets now.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Tuesday, July 22 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Thursday, July 24 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sunday, July 27 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Tuesday, July 29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Friday, August 1 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Saturday, August 2 Boston, MA House of Blues
Sunday, August 3 Washington, DC Fillmore
Thursday, August 7 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Friday, August 8 Durham, NC DPAC Depot
Sunday, August 10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Monday, August 11 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Wednesday, August 13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Friday, August 15 Houston, TX House of Blues
Sunday, August 17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Thursday, August 21 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Friday, August 22 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
Saturday, August 23 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Monday, August 25 San Diego, CA House of Blues