See Dates & Locations For New Edition’s 2023 “Legacy Tour”

American R&B/Pop group – New Edition – will be embarking on a 30-city nationwide tour in 2023. They will be joined by Keith Sweat, Tank, and the original members of Guy (Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, Damion Hall). See below the announced dates and locations.

Thursday, March 9: Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Friday, March 10: Charlotte, NC- Spectrum Center
Saturday, March 11: Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC
Sunday, March 12: Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Thursday, March 16: Washington, D.C. – Capital One Center
Friday, March 17: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Saturday, March 18: Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Sunday, March 19: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Thursday, March 23: Chicago, IL – United Center
Friday, March 24: Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Saturday, March 25: Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, March 26: Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Thursday, March 30: Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Friday, March 31: New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Saturday, April 1: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sunday, April 2: Fort Worth/Dallas, TX – Dickies Arena
Thursday, April 6: San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Friday, April 7: Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Saturday, April 8: Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
Sunday, April 9: Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Thursday, April 13: Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Friday, April 14: Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Saturday, April 15: St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Sunday, April 16: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thursday, April 20: New York, NY – UBS Arena
Saturday, April 22: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
Sunday, April 23: Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Friday, April 28: Miami, FL – FTX Arena
Saturday, April 29: Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Arena
Sunday, April 30: Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Mary J. Blige To Host New Talk Show On BET “The Wine Down” (@maryjblige)

MJB‘s Blue Butterfly production company has inked a deal with BET that will see the queen of hip-hop and R&B hosting a talk show. The program will be called The Wine Down, and it will feature Mary in conversation with various entertainers, professional athletes, public figures etc. over wine.

There will be some cross promotion, as MJB will use the opportunity to highlight her wine brand: Sun Goddess. Sun Goddess is a collaborative label by and between Mary J. Blige and Italian winemaker Marco Fantinel.

The Weeknd Named 2022 Recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award

Canadian Music Week has announced that Abel “The Weeknd’ Tesfaye has received the 2022 CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to charitable initiatives.

The CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award is presented to a Canadian artist, duo or group, in recognition of their social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes. As recipient of this Award, The Slaight Family Foundation will make a donation of $50,000 towards a charity of Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye choosing.

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Goapele Has Back-To-Back Shows In Napa This Weekend (@Goapele)

American soul and R&B singer-songwriter Goapele, who is also recognized for her human rights work, will be doing four shows at Blue Note – 1030 Main Street – in Napa, California this weekend.

She is scheduled to do two sets on Saturday, one at 6:30pm and the other at 9pm. And again on Sunday; one at 3pm and the other at 6:30pm. Tickets and additional information are available on Blue Note’s website.

The Commodores Have Consecutive Shows At Blue Note Hawaii This Week

One of the greatest Motown and R&B/funk groups of all time, The Commodores, will be doing back-to-back shows at Blue Note – 2335 Kalakaua Avenue – in Honolulu, Hawaii this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Starting time is 6pm, while showtime is 8pm each night.

The Commodores was formed in 1968 and went on to sell over 60 million records for Motown after being discovered by Berry Gordy. With hits like “Machine Gun” and “Sail On,” they became proven artists and have remained a force in the music industry. Get tickets here.

The “Who Is Jill Scott?” 20th Anniversary Tour Returns Next Year (@missjillscott)

In early 2020 before covid-19 forced us indoors, American soul singer and songwriter Jill Scott was engaged in a nationwide tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album, Who Is Jill Scott?. Unfortunately, it was cut short, as containing the pandemic became the priority.

Now that the virus is behind us, Scott has announced that she will resume the tour in February, 2023. Below are the announced dates and location.

02-28 Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium
03-02 Macon, GA – City Auditorium at Macon Centreplex
03-04 Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium
03-07 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
03-16 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
03-18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
03-23 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
03-27 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
03-29 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
03-31 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04-01 Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield Park
04-23 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
04-26 Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
04-28 Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
05-03 Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
05-05 Greensboro, NC – Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
05-06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05-11 Washington D.C.- The Theater at MGM National Harbor
05-14 Washington D.C. – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
06-22 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Bowl

Ginuwine, Hi-Five & Others Will Join Bobby Brown For The 90s R&B All Black Party In Baltimore

On Friday, December 30th some of the biggest names in 90s rhythm and blues will converge at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena – 1000 Hilltop Circle – in Baltimore, Maryland, for a classic All Black Party dubbed Ladies Night.

There will be performances by Bobby Brown, Dru Hill, Ginuwine, 112, Silk and Hi-Five. Key sponsors for this event are Magic 95.9FM and NYE Weekend. Get tickets here.