On Thursday night, neo-soul and gospel torch-bearer Leon Bridges made his way to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to show off a track from his new album, Good Thing, released this past May via Columbia Records. While he was there, Bridges also recorded the latest installment of The Tonight Show‘s “Cover Room” series, inflecting Neil Young classic “Helpless” with his trademark silky croon backstage at the show’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza studio. “Cover Room” was recently nominated for a 2018 Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Short Form Variety Series” category and, in April, received a Webby Award for the webisode featuring Kesha’s performance of The Eagles‘ “The House of the Rising Sun.”

Watch Leon Bridges cover Neil Young’s “Helpless” for The Tonight Show‘s “Cover Room” below:

Cover Room: Leon Bridges – “Helpless” (Neil Young cover)

[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]

This is not the first time we’ve heard Leon Bridges help transform a classic Neil Young cut. In September of last year, Bridges teamed with Jon Batiste and Gary Clark Jr. for an exclusive Spotify session that saw the three contemporary greats reimagine protest hymn “Ohio”. You can listen to Bridges, Batiste, and Clark’s rendition of “Ohio” here. For more videos from The Tonight Show‘s “Cover Room” series, head to the show’s YouTube page here.

Leon Bridges recently announced an extensive tour with supporting acts including Jon Batiste and Stay HumanMasego, and Khruangbin. Up next for Bridges is a performance at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, tonight on August 9th. See below for a full list of dates. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to Bridges’ website.

Leon Bridges Tour Dates:

August 9 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^%
August 27 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater %
August 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park %
August 29 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater %
August 31 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater %
September 1 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater %
September 2 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater %
September 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre %
September 5 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre %
September 7 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre %
September 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater %
September 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
September 12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^
September 14 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu ^
September 15 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield ^
September 16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNe Ampitheater ^
September 18 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company ^
September 20 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre ^
September 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion ^
September 24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
September 25 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre ^
September 27 – Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach ^
September 28 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts – Wilfrid Pelletier Hall ^
September 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^
October 3 – Washington, DC @ Anthem ^
October 4 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena ^
October 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
October 6 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^

*with Jon Batiste & Stay Human

% with Masego

^ with Khruangbin

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