The bluesman gets busy come August with a U.S. tour supporting his first studio album in five years.
Although Keb’ Mo’ has a few scattered dates in July, the tour launches at the Villa Center in Beaver Creek, Colo., Aug. 4. Other stops include Denver’s Botanical Gardens Aug. 7; Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl Aug. 10; Stateline, Nev., at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Aug. 13; New York City at B.B. King’s Sept. 20; Somerville, Mass., at the Somerville Theatre Sept. 23; and Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium Oct. 7. Last stop on the journey (so far) is Helena, Ark., at the King Biscuit Blues Festival Oct. 8.
In preparation for the Aug. 2 release of The Reflection on Yolabelle/Ryko, Keb’ Mo’ has recorded exclusive videos for each track and is posting them on his Facebook page at a rate of two per week. But these aren’t your typical MTV-style vids with the artist lip syncing to his own recordings. For the Facebook videos, Keb’ Mo’ took the time to talk about the music and lyrics, sometimes illustrating certain points with stories from his own life. The Reflection is available for pre-order via Amazon, but you can have the first single – “The Whole Enchilada” – right now from iTunes.
Some shows are already on sale. Visit KebMo.com for more information.