D’Angelo Tears Down Apollo Theater With Incredible Performance

blame it on JES7 February 8, 2015

A week removed from his spectacular debut performance on Saturday Night Live – D’Angelo took to the stages of the iconic Apollo Theater, backed by his band The Vanguard.

This wasn’t your ordinary run-of-the-mill performance though, as the event marked two significant moments in the Black Messiah’s life: [1] Feb. 7th marks J Dilla’s – a dear friend of D’Angelo (Soulquarians) – born day. [2] It was here at the Apollo where a young D’Angelo performed at the legendary Apollo Theater Amateur Night contest, walking “away with three consecutive wins and enough money to buy a keyboard.”

Watch a few performance clips of last night’s show up top and below, and be sure to cop Black Messiah available on iTunes now.

Photos courtesy of [Gothamist]