Kem and Ledisi Announce ‘The Soul II Soul Tour’ Dates
Grammy winner Ledisi and R&B love ambassador Kem have announced their co-headlining tour, The Soul II Soul Tour.
It will kick off Feb. 3, 2023, at the Colonial Life Arena, in Columbia, South Carolina.
From there, the two veterans will travel across the U.S., making stops in major cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.
The tour will wrap on May 12, 2023, at the Raising Canes River Center Arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Musiq Soulchild will join them as a supporting act.
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Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. local time, as part of an American Express pre-sale. General on-sale starts this Friday, Oct. 28, same time via ticketmaster.com.
Kem is familiar with joint tours, having hit the road with 11-time Grammy winner Babyface for The Full Circle Tour earlier this year. His setlist was centered around songs from his 2020 album Love Always Wins.
This next go around, Kem will not only support that release and his stacked catalog of romantic ballads, but he’ll perform new tracks from Full Circle EP.
Released on July 22, the EP includes “Stuck On You,” his eighth number-one on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart. It also includes his current single, “Right On Time,” featuring Rick Ross.
Later this fall, Kem will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his signing to Motown Records with a new live album. It arrives Nov. 25.
“Celebrating the 20th anniversary of my signing to the Motown label is exceptionally significant for me. As a young man creating music, only in my wildest dreams could I envision a life that could encapsulate the magnitude of a moment like this,” says Kem.
As for Ledisi, she will be supporting her latest releases, The Wild Card and Ledisi Sings Nina.
The latter LP came out in August 2020 and included the love song “Anything For You.” It marked her first chart-topper on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart, staying atop for two weeks.
In 2021, at the 63rd Grammy Awards, Ledisi was awarded Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Anything For You.” It marked her first award after 13 nominations.
Ledisi Sings Nina, a tribute to Nina Simone, was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album at the 64th Grammy Awards.
Music aside, Ledisi stars as gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in Hulu’s Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
Kem and Ledisi’s Soul II Soul Tour 2023 Dates
Feb 3 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Feb 4 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Feb 11 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
Feb 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmers Coliseum
Feb 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
Feb 18 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
Feb 19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb 24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
Feb 25 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Mar 4 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Mar 10 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Mar 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Kiefer University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena
Mar 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
Mar 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Arena
Mar 25 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Apr 1 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
Apr 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
Apr 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Apr 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Apr 21 – Orlando, FL @ Addition Financial Arena
Apr 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
May 5 – DAR Constitution Hall @ Washington, D.C.
May 12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Canes River Center Arena