LAS VEGAS, NV May 6, 2012 – After a taking a year’s hiatus from the stage, soulful singing legend Al Green is back on the road once again!
Whether you remember his classic “Let’s Stay Together” or some of his more recent Gospel hits, Al Green is music legend that transcends time. After taking a year off from the road, he is hitting the stage once again. I recently chatted with Al about the upcoming tour and got some answers that might surprise you.
Angelique Christina: What can we expect from this year’s tour?
Al Green: This tour is shaping up to be phenomenal! Everybody is excited about it…We will do “Pretty Woman”, “Let’s Stay Together”, and a lot of other great stuff.
A.C.: After a year off, how do you feel about being on the road again?
A.G.: You’re nervous. Coming up on the tour dates, you start biting your nails going to pick up the tuxedos. Until you yell ‘Hello Chicago’…then it all goes away.
A.C.: You still get nervous after all of these years?
A.G.: Yes. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing to a small crowd or a big crowd—I still get the chill bumps.
A.C.: Do the ‘chill bumps’ help your performance?
A.G.: Yes! Because it makes you not sure of what is going to happen, but you hope for the best and hope something wonderful will happen. You not knowing what “Let’s Stay Together” will do until you just go do it!
A.C.: After all of these years, what keeps you singing and wanting to be on the road?
A.G.: “It’s the whole thing. It’s got the best of me. I’ve never had the best of it, so I keep going.”
A.C.: Should we expect a new album here in the near future?
A.G.: Yes. I have seven songs done and three more to go!
A.C.: In the past you did a lot of cover songs and recently you have teamed up with greats like Corinne Bailey Rae and John Legend. How does this feel?
A.G.: I’m going to use an old fashioned term now. It feels groovy. It just feels groovy! The soul all comes out into the music.
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