Five-time Grammy Award-winning blues legend Robert Cray and neo-soul star Raphael Saadiq have been added to the line-up for this year’s BluesFest, which returns to The O2 in London from 25 – 28 October. Saadiq and Cray will perform headline sets at Indigo at The O2 on Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October respectively and join Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Steve Miller Band and John Fogerty on the bill for the 4-day event.
Robert Cray has been recognised by the Blues Hall of Fame and received the 2017 Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. Renowned for critically-acclaimed albums such as Strong Persuader and Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, the Georgia-born Cray has also collborated with stars such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. For this show at Indigo at The O2 on 27 October, Memphis-born rhythm and blues singer and songwriter Don Bryant will join Cray as special guest featuring soul band The Bo-Keys.
With a Grammy-nominated album amongst his catalogue of critically-acclaimed music, Raphael Saadiq has collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone and Jay-Z. Starting out in the rhythm and blues trio Tony! Toni! Tone!, the US singer songwriter has since produced songs for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, John Legend and Solange Knowles.
The itinerary for BluesFest 2018 is as follows:
Thursday 25 October @ The O2 Arena: John Fogerty plus very special guest The Steve Miller Band.
Friday 26 October @ The O2 Arena: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Van Morrison.
Indigo at The O2: Raphael Saadiq
Saturday 27 October @ Indigo at The O2: The Robert Cray Band Plus Special Guests Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys.
Tickets for Raphael Saadiq and The Robert Cray Band go on sale this Friday, 18 May at 9am. Tickets are available the Live Nation website.
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