Cooking Vinyl is proud to announce a new partnership with the 2017 Grammy-winning artist Fantastic Negrito and his imprint Blackball Universe. The label will re-release Fantastic Negrito’s album The Last Days of Oakland with two new additional tracks, just in time for his U.S. tour supporting Sturgill Simpson.
TOUR DATES Supporting Sturgill Simpson
SEP 07 Smart Financial Centre / Sugarland, TX SEP 08 Verizon Theatre / Grand Prairie, TX SEP 09 AUSTIN360 Amphitheatre / De Valle, TX SEP 14 Radio City Music Hall / New York, NY SEP 15 Merriweather Post Pavilion / Columbia, MD SEP 16 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion / Boston, MA SEP 19 Fox Theatre / Detroit, MI SEP 21 Fox Theatre / St. Louis, MO ** SOLD OUT SEP 22 Huntington Bank Pavilion / Chicago, IL SEP 25 Red Rocks Amphitheatre / Morrison, CO ** SOLD OUT SEP 28 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall / Portland, OR SEP 29 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall / Portland, OR ** SOLD OUT SEP 30 Marymoor Amphitheater / Redmond, WA OCT 06 The Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA
The new tracks — “Push Back” and “The Shadows” — are both produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz (a.k.a. Fantastic Negrito). The extra tracks are now available for download and streaming, and will be released along with the rest of the album on CD and 180g vinyl in the U.S. on August 11, 2017. Hear the full album here: https://soundcloud.com/fantastic-negrito
Last Fall, Xavier made his national television debut as Fantastic Negrito on the season finale of Fox’s Empire, performing both his single “Lost in a Crowd”—the track that brought him to national attention, winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk Concert Contest—and the hit song “Good Enough” alongside “Empire’s” Jamal Lyon.