Music News - To mark his new studio album Tell Em I Gone, Yusuf/Cat Stevens has announced a concert at London's Eventim Apollo. The singer songwriter will perform in Hammersmith UK on November 4 as part of his Peace Train...Late Again tour. Tickets will be on sale at 9am on September 19 for the London date.
Tell Em I Gone is due for release on October 28. According to Rolling Stone, it was inspired by Stevens' listening to R&B in his youth, "Hidden in the background behind my renowned troubadour persona lurked an R&B alter-self waiting to be let free," Stevens explained recently. "What's powerful and profound, to me, is the overall message which emerged, lyrically.
"It suddenly stared me in the face: the innate struggle for Freedom! Isn't that what most human beings dream of? Music and the blues particularly was a means of escape for many chained to the destiny of the rich and powerful."
The album will consist of five originals and five covers, including Edgar Winter's 'Dying to Live' which previously appeared on the soundtrack of the hip-hop documentary Tupac: Resurrection.