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:

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:

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).


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

Nov 16 Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi

Nov 17 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Nov 18 Phoenix, AZ – The Monarch

Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon

Nov 21 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park

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