Anthony Hamilton used his 2016 What I'm Feelin album to take his fans on a musical journey full of emotional medleys and soul, soon to be performed live onstage for his forthcoming concert with Eric Benet and others.
The lyrics to his latest single "Love Is an Angry Thing," now accompanied by a music video, delves into the other part of love -- the painful and lonely side.
As the first formally released studio album since his 2011 Back to Love, Hamilton offers a special sound he's very proud of, representing the true presence of soul in each song, as he told Billboard.
With the first single "Amen" the North Carolina crooner sang of blissful love, and how finding the right person in love and life, will provoke a spiritual praise of gratitude. Now, in the latest single, "Love Is An Angry Thing," he exposes the emotions felt when you lose the one you love.
"Love s an angry thing, it will tear your heart to pieces," sings Hamilton. "And love's such a crazy thing, it'll break you down when you least expect it."
For the video Hamilton connects with producers Everyday LaVan and Roman Montgomery to create a simple visual that depicts the image of a broken heart.
The 12-track album, released on March 25, was produced by Mark Batson, who contributed to past albums, along with Bruce Irvine, Salaam Remi and James Poyser, who help to convey the essence of Hamilton's style of gospel and soul.
Singer Fantasia is another gospel, soul-blended artist who shared a stage platform for their recent spring tour. But for this coming fall 2017, Hamilton has decided to hit the road with the likes of Benet and Lalah Hathaway, as announced on his website and shared on Twitter.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES are listed on my website: https://t.co/CRALx09vIC
— Anthony Hamilton (@HamiltonAnthony) August 16, 2016
The tour will begin Oct. 6 in his home state of North Carolina at the Durham Performing Arts Center, with more shows almost daily the rest of the month. Hamilton tweeted an additional date not listed on the website to perform in Virginia on Oct. 30.
Just Announced: Richmond, VA - Oct 30 at Altria Theater https://t.co/Lk3F63eO4q — Anthony Hamilton (@HamiltonAnthony) August 15, 2016
Check the full list below.
Oct. 6 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct. 7 - Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct. 8 - Washington, D.C. - Constitution Hall
Oct. 9 - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center At the Lyric
Oct. 13 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
Oct. 14 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Oct. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts
Oct. 16 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
Oct. 20 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 21 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 22 - Chattanooga, TN - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 23 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
Oct. 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center For the Performing Arts
Oct. 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
Oct. 29 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
Oct. 30 - Richmond, VA - Altria Theater