Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge have been on an extensive North American fall tour with their acclaimed 10-piece ensemble, The Midnight Hour. The Midnight Hour is Black Excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. Performing with their jazz rhythm section and an orchestral section reminiscent of maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones, The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop. Today, the pair behind the unforgettable score for the Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage share their first new single from their upcoming second album, set for release in early 2020. “Harmony” features frequent collaborator Loren Oden and, notes Ali and Adrian, is “a song for those that have felt a special spark of love, in the moment.” Listen to “Harmony” here: https://sym.ffm.to/tmh_harmony.
The Midnight Hour’s fall tour resumes next week and concludes on November 21 in Los Angeles, for a homecoming show at The Lodge Room. The tour features a very special collaborative opening set featuring the group’s incredibly talented vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz, and guitarist Jack Waterson. Tickets for all shows can be found here: http://www.artdontsleep.com/2019/07/20/tmhustour19.
In addition to the follow up album to The Midnight Hour’s self-titled 2018 debut, Younge’s Linear Labs is set to release debut albums from Oden and Muñoz. Look for additional information on the upcoming albums soon and see the current tour routing below.
For a taste of what to expect live, watch The Midnight Hour’s stunning 2018 NPR MusicTiny Desk Concert HERE. Earlier this year, The Midnight Hour also performed live for Amazon Music’s Produced By series, curated and produced by Younge. Performances included the songs “Noir” featuring The Roots’ Black Thought (HERE). Estelle’s performance of “Home” (HERE) and Georgia Anne Muldrow & Terrace Martin’s “February” (HERE).
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR TOUR DATES
Featuring Loren Oden, Angela Muñoz & Jack Waterson
Oct 19 Memphis, TN – Crosstown Arts Theatre
Oct 20 Louisville, KY – Jimmy Can’t Dance (SOLD OUT! SECOND SET ADDED!)
Oct 22 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Oct 23 Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s Tavern
Oct 24 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Oct 25 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Oct 26 Austin, TX – Flamingo Cantina
Oct 27 Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving Bar
Oct 28 Kansas City, MO – recordBar
Oct 30 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Nov 3 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 04 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Nov 05 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Nov 06 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Nov 07 Sacramento, CA. Harlow’s
Nov 08 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
Nov 09 San Jose, CA – School of Arts & Culture at MHP
Nov 10 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
Nov 12 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
Nov 14 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club