The Reverend Al Green is set to make his live comeback later this year with eight shows surrounding his April 28th performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The upcoming run will mark Al Green’s first run of live shows in seven years, though he’s continued to lead Sunday church services in Memphis, TN over the years.The run of comeback shows begins on April 24th with a performance at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX, followed by a gig in Irving, TX two nights later on April 26th. Following his appearance at Jazz Fest on April 28th, Green will head back to Texas for a show in Sugar Land on April 30th, followed by a final gig at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on May 3rd.Newly announced dates will bring the 72-year-old soul icon to Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on May 5th; The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL on May 7th; and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on May 9th. It’s unclear if more dates will be added to the 2019 schedule.Green will be joined throughout his brief spring tour on select dates by former NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners, Tank and the Bangas, and The War and Treaty. Fans can reference the listing below for a detailed schedule of Green’s upcoming shows and head here for more information on ticket availability.Al Green Tour DatesApril 24 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall*April 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Factory^April 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalApril 30 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre*May 3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre^May 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music HallMay 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago TheatreMay 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre* w/ Tank and the Bangas^ w/War and TreatyView Upcoming Dates
Three men, who were armed with a suspected ‘toy gun’ attempted to rob a mechanic in the wee hours of Sunday morning but got the scare of their lives after the victim whipped out his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction.Based on reports received, at about 02:00h, the 50-year-old mechanic of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara, dropped his wife off at Vlissingen Road and remained parked on the road in his Suzuki Escudo with the windows up as she entered the yard. Whilst there, he noticed the suspects at the western side of his motor vehicle on pedal cycles.One of them had a black gun pointing in his direction and without hesitation; he reached for his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction. As a result, his driver’s side window shattered.However, the man who was carrying the suspected toy gun, dropped the bicycle he was riding and the toy gun, as he joined one of his accomplices in making good their escape. The suspects’ toy gun and bicycle were confiscated by the Police as evidence.Investigations are continuing.