Devonte Hynes better known by his stage name, Blood Orange, headed out on tour earlier this month for the Negro Swan Worldwide Tour following the release of the Negro Swan album. Hynes is known for his genre-blending style that incorporates sounds of afrocentric r&b, jazz, funk, and club music. Hundreds packed their way into Emo’s in Austin, TX on February 22nd for the sold out Austin stop of his tour. Gospel-infused R&B singer Ian Isiah opened for Blood Orange before joining him on stage as a background vocalist. Blood Orange took to the stage under dark lights backed by a full band. The UK artist performed his hits including “Hope,” “Charcoal Baby,” “Take Your Time,” and “Saint.”
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