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Anderson .Paak Shares First Single King James From Upcoming Album 'Ventura'

Friday, 15 March 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Anderson .Paak is streaming the lead single from his upcoming album, 'Ventura'.

The jazzy first sample of the neo-soul vocalist's seventh LP finds him discussing race issues with a shout out to Los Angeles Laker LeBron James: "And we salute King James, for using his change to create some equal opportunities."

The album is set to arrive on April 12 and follow up 2018's 'Oxnard'. .Paak has also shared its cover art and tracklist, which reveals collaborations with André 3000, Smokey Robinson, Brandy and Nate Dogg.

.Paak supports the album's release with live dates this spring and summer, kicking off the UK leg of a European tour tonight at London's Alexandra Palace.

Following that, his North American Best Teef In The Game Tour runs throughout May and June, with support from Thundercat on all dates and Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco and Jessie Reyez on select stops.

'Ventura' tracklist:

1. Come Home (feat. André 3000)
2. Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
3. Reachin’ 2 Much (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
4. Winners Circle
5. Good Heels (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
6. Yada Yada
7. King James
8. Chosen One (feat. Sonyae Elise)
9. Jet Black (feat. Brandy)
10. Twilight
11. What Can We Do? (feat. Nate Dogg)

Anderson Paak Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri March 15 2019 - LONDON Alexandra Palace (United Kingdom)
Sat March 16 2019 - MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse (United Kingdom)
Mon March 18 2019 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Tue March 19 2019 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Ireland)
Wed March 20 2019 - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Ireland)
Fri March 22 2019 - BERLIN Columbiahalle (Germany)
Sat March 23 2019 - FRANKFURT Jahrhunderthalle (Germany)
Mon March 25 2019 - MILAN Frabrique (Italy)
Tue March 26 2019 - MUNICH Tonhalle (Germany)
Wed March 27 2019 - VIENNA Gasometer (Austria)
Fri May 17 2019 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ascend Amphitheater (USA)
Mon May 20 2019 - CLEVELAND Ohio - Jacobs Pavilion (USA)
Tue May 21 2019 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Met - Philadelphia (USA)
Thu May 23 2019 - UNCASVILLE Connecticut - Mohegan Sun Arena - CT (USA)
Sun May 26 2019 - WESTBROOK Maine - Rock Row Amphitheater - Westbrook (USA)
Tue May 28 2019 - BALTIMORE Maryland - MECU Pavilion (USA)
Thu May 30 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Madison Square Garden (USA)
Sat June 01 2019 - TORONTO Ontario - RBC Echo Beach (Canada)
Sun June 02 2019 - ROCHESTER HILLS Michigan - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (USA)
Tue June 04 2019 - CHICAGO Illinois - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (USA)
Thu June 06 2019 - RALEIGH North Carolina - Red Hat Amphitheater (USA)
Fri June 07 2019 - ATLANTA Georgia - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park (USA)
Sat June 08 2019 - NEW ORLEANS Louisiana - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square (USA)
Tue June 11 2019 - HOUSTON Texas - Revention Music Center (USA)
Wed June 12 2019 - IRVING Texas - Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (USA)
Fri June 14 2019 - MORRISON Colorado - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun June 16 2019 - LAS VEGAS Nevada - Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort (USA)
Wed June 19 2019 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - PNE Forum (Canada)
Thu June 20 2019 - SEATTLE Washington - Wamu Theater At CenturyLink Field Event Center (USA)
Sat June 22 2019 - TROUTDALE Oregon - McMenamins Historic Edgefield Amphitheater (USA)
Thu June 27 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (USA)

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