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Two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Leon Bridges released his sophomore album, Good Thing, on Friday via Columbia Records. The R&B musician’s eagerly anticipated album is now available in both physical and digital download formats via the artist’s website.


Good Thing is the follow-up to Bridges’ Gold-certified debut album Coming Home, whose single “Lisa Sawyer” made it to the top of our 50 best songs list for 2015.

Bridges previewed his most recent album with three singles: “Bad Bad News,” “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Beyond.” The first two tracks were released alongside their accompanying music videos, directed by Natalie Rae.

Bridges collaborated with Coming Home producers Niles City Sound to helm his latest project. A press statement reveals that Good Thing was born out of a line in the song “Bad Bad News” that says, “They say that I was born to lose, but I made a good good thing, out of bad bad news”. As an up-and-coming artist, Bridges began working as a dishwasher as he struggled through the open-mic scene in his native Fort Worth, Texas. From these humble beginnings, Bridges grew to become a household name in R&B, gaining two Grammy nominations and performing at the White House for President Obama.

Now a more experienced artist, Bridges returns to give fans an album that pushes the envelope of what R&B is while staying true to the musician’s signature style. Bridges’ story is interwoven into the album through deeply personal tracks like “Forgive You” and “Georgia to Texas.”

Bridges is now set to embark on an extensive world tour in support of his new album. The tour kicks off with the Good Thing record release show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 5. Bridges will then continue his run across the world through Nov. 17, sharing the stage in select shows with acts such as Harry Styles, Zac Brown Band and Masego, to name a few.

You can stream Good Thing in its entirety through Spotify below, or your service of choice right here. You can find the artist’s full tour dates further down. Then, read Paste’s review of the album, written by Madison Desler, right here.


Leon Bridges 2018 World Tour Dates:


May

05 – Hollywood, Calif. @ The Troubadour

08 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade

22 – Palermo, Argentina @ Niceto Club

23 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ DirecTV Arena w/ Harry Styles

25 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena w/ Harry Styles

27 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Jeunesse Arena w/ Harry Styles

29 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas w/ Harry Styles

31 – Iztapalapa, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa


June


01-02 – Mexico, Mexico @ Palacio de los Deportes w/ Harry Styles

09 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory w/ Jon Batiste

29-30 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival Netherlands
30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Couleur Café


July


01 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

03 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival

04 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt Wednesday

06 – Belfort-Du-Quercy, France @ Eurockéennes

08 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ New Holland

09 – Moscow, Russia @ Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Festival Jardins De Pedralbes

12 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival

14 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival

15 – London, U.K. @ Citadel Festival


August


04 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Ballpark w/ Zac Brown Band

09 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Khruangbin, Masego

27 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater w/ Masego Monday

28 – Atlanta, Ga. @ STATE BANK AMPHITHEATRE AT CHASTAIN PARK w/ Masego

29 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheatre w/ Masego

31 – Canyon Lake, Texas @ Whitewater Amphitheatre w/ Masego


September

01-02 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Live w/ Masego

04 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre w/ Masego

05 – San Diego, Calif. @ Open Air Theatre w/ Masego

07 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Masego
08 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Pearl Concert Theater w/ Masego

11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre w/ Khruangbin

12 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Khruangbin

14 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu w/ Khruangbin

15 – Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield w/ Khruangbin

16 – Vancouver, Canada @ PNE Amphitheater w/ Khruangbin

18 – Missoula, Mont. @ Big Sky Brewing Company w/ Khruangbin

20 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre w/ Khruangbin

21 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre w/ Khruangbin

23 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Harris Pavilion w/ Khruangbin

24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom w/ Khruangbin
25 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre w/ Khruangbin

27 – Toronto, Canada @ TD Echo Beach w/ Khruangbin

28 – Montreal, Canada @ Place des Arts – Wilfrid Pelletier Hall w/ Khruangbin

30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore w/ Khruangbin


October


01 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore

03 – Washington, D.C. @ Anthem w/ Khruangbin

04 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena w/ Khruangbin

05 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall w/ Khruangbin

06 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall w/ Khruangbin

23 – München, Germany @ Neue Theaterfabrik w/ Amber Mark

24 – Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall w/ Amber Mark

25 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks w/ Amber Mark

27 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller w/ Amber Mark

28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus w/ Amber Mark

29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega w/ Amber Mark


November


01 – Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands @ afas live w/ Amber Mark
02 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB w/ Amber Mark

03 – Paris, France @ TRIANON w/ Amber Mark

05 – Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark

07 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia w/ Amber Mark

09 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark

11 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute w/ Amber Mark

12 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City w/ Amber Mark

14 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy w/ Amber Mark

15 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy w/ Amber Mark

17 – Brixton, U.K. @O2 Brixton Academy w/ Amber Mark