By Jack Barnes
Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and vocal powerhouseLedisi have teamed up to co-headline “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour.” The 27-city tour will kick off on October 25 in Oakland, CA at Paramount Theatre and culminate on December 2 in Richmond, VA at The Altria Theatre. The two will interweave an amazing show that will touch your heart, body, and soul. The tour will be stopping in major cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sacramento,Chicago, Houston, Nashville and more. Opening up the tour will be PJ Morton [**Major in selected cities]. Both Ledisi and Kirk Franklin will be performing various fan favorites as well as songs from Kirk’s current album Losing My Religion and a few songs from Ledisi’s upcoming album Let Love Rule. This tour will mark the first time that both artists have been on the road together performing for adoring fans. VIP presale tickets are available onMonday, August 28 (premium seating, meet & greet, exclusive merchandise) with general public ticketing starting on Tuesday, August 29 in most cities. For tickets, fans can log onto to the websites for both Kirk Franklin (Click Here) and Ledisi (Click Here) for more information.
When asked about the tour Ledisi states, “This tour is non-traditional on purpose. The goal is to not alienate anyone, bringing all people together and to perform music that inspires and reflect the human experience. This is an event for Music as a whole. That is why it is called ‘The Rebel, The Soul, and The Saint.’” She also goes on to say “How awesome will it be to see all these wonderful people on stage, fearlessly expressing life, spirit, and LOVE through music. I am looking forward to this tour with the great Kirk Franklin.”
In addition, Kirk Franklin says “In this climate the world definitely needs to be reminded of the power of love. From God’s heart to the human touch, Ledisi and I are excited to bring the power of love to the people!”
Ledisi, who is a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, is gearing up to release her new album Let Love Rule on September 22. The album is growing with anticipation as the lead single“HIGH” is moving up the UAC chart (# 14) garnering airplay, across the country and on influential stations such as SiriusXM Heart & Soul and Music Choice R&B/Soul. Ledisi has released the video to “HIGH”.
She performed it at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards.
Since making his debut in the early 90s, Kirk Franklin has established himself as a trailblazer and icon in contemporary music. He first burst onto the world stage with Kirk Franklin & The Family, forever changing the look and sound of gospel music. Since then, Franklin has written and produced timeless, genre-bending music for himself and other artists earning numerous awards and accolades, including twelve GRAMMYs and forty-three Stellar Awards, and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. With a career spanning over 25 years, he continues to break new ground and make indelible contributions to popular music.
10/27/2017 Sacramento CA Sacramento Community Theatre
10/28/2017 Los Angeles CA Microsoft Theatre
10/29/2017 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre
11/1/2017 St Louis MO Peabody Opera House**
11/2/2017 Northfield OH Hard Rock Casino**
11/4/2017 Minneapolis MN State Theatre**
11/7/2017 Pittsburgh PA Byham Theatre
11/8/2017 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre
11/9/2017 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater
11/10/2017 Detroit MI Fox Theatre
11/11/2017 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre**
11/12/2017 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
11/15/2017 Houston TX Revention Music Center
11/16/2017 Jackson MS Thalia Mara Hall
11/17/2017 Birmingham AL Historic Boutwell Auditorium
11/18/2017 Louisville KY Palace Theatre**
11/19/2017 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Center**
11/21/2017 Charlotte NC Ovens Auditorium**
11/22/2017 Baltimore MD The Modell Lyric
11/24/2017 Upper Darby PA Tower Theatre
11/25/2017 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall
11/26/2017 Newark NJ NJPAC
11/28/2017 Brooklyn NY Kings Theatre
11/29/2017 Westbury NY Theatre at Westbury
12/1/2017 Norfolk VA Constant Convocation Center
12/2/2017 Richmond VA Altria Theatre
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