Anita Baker Announces Tour Dates For Farewell Tour Beginning In March
Anita Baker is back!
UPDATE: Anita Baker announced tentative opening tour dates beginning Mar. 14, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, Mar. 16 in Orlando, and Mar. 18 in Miami with additional dates to be posted as they go on sale.
Anita Baker is set to make her return to the stage one more time after nearly a year post-retirement. The legendary quiet storm songstress made the announcement on Twitter Monday.
“We’ll paint pictures together 2 last a Lifetime,” Baker wrote. “Where does the time go?!”
sO Much 2 CELEBRATE with you #2018. 60th Bday in 25 days👑… Farewell 🎶Concert 🎹Series, beginning in March… We'll paint pictures together 2 last a Lifetime… "Let's Party!" #OneLastTime🎤abxo❤ damn… "Where does the time go?! pic.twitter.com/dMQpRgmTLY
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) January 1, 2018
Last year, the singer announced her longtime plans of retiring, debunking talks of her releasing new music. “Lot of rumors out there. No Tour. No CD,” she wrote in a statement. “I still love to write and record music, it’s part of my DNA. But I’m on a different road.”
Throughout her career spanning over two decades, Baker released seven projects and won 8 Grammys. Her last full length project was her 200 Christmas Fantasy album, where she covered classic Christmas songs. And in 2012, she released a remake of Tyrese’s “Lately,” which was initially intended to appear as the first single from her Only Forever album that was ultimately shelved.
The concert tour will reportedly be kicking off next March. Official show dates and tour details have yet to be released.