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Leon Bridges returns to Northwest Arkansas following a sold-out performance at the Heartland Summit in Bentonville last October. Bridges’ first album, Coming Home took the music industry by storm, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2015. Only months prior, he had been playing sparsely attended open mics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after work, where he washed dishes at a local restaurant. In a span of three years, Coming Home would take Leon to the White House to perform for former President Obama, to the stage of Saturday Night Live and would earn him two Grammy® nominations, including one for Best R&B Album.
In the years since the release of Coming Home, Leon has proved himself a true artist with staying power. On his sophomore album, Good Thing, the Fort Worth native takes his characteristically soulful, R&B sound reminiscent of days past and roots it firmly in the modern world. The heart of the album lies in its innovation – there’s an overt shift into less of a nostalgic tone, while maintaining the integrity of Bridges’ infectious music. The album opener “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” earned Bridges a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Good Thing has cemented him as a complex, multifaceted artist capable of making groundbreaking work.
Leon Bridges makes his debut performance with special guest Jess Glynne at the Walmart AMP on Wednesday, May 1. Tickets start at $35 – but there are also lawn 4-packs available for $24.75 per ticket. Great seats are still available. Buy tickets at 479.443.5600 or at amptickets.com.
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