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Anita Baker Is Going On Tour for the First Time In 28 Years
In February, Anita Baker will tour in the first time in 28 years to commemorate the 40th anniversary of her debut album The Songstress.
Anita Baker is heading out for her first tour in nearly three decades. On Thursday (November 10) it was announced that the legendary R&B vocalist to embark on her 15-date tour beginning February 11 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. The tour, Baker's first since 1995, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of her 1983 landmark debut album The Songstress.
"Looking forward to some crazy, lovely, hang time with my fans, on tour in 2023!! ....Gonna, bring some new music & some special guests, too," Baker shared in a statement.
\u201c2023 Coming Straight to YOU\ud83c\udf89 This time...With *My Own* catalog\ud83c\udf81 sO Grateful\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\n*MiraclesOfMusic*\nABXO\ud83c\udfbc\n\ud83e\ude84Special Guest, too\ud83e\udd73\u201d— Anita Baker (@Anita Baker) 1668103190
Along with celebrating her first album, the vocalist will be performing her classic hits live since recently winning back the rights to her masters. During Baker's limited Las Vegas residency in May, the artist gave credit to Chance the Rapper for helping her regain ownership of her masters.
“You should say hello to a friend of mine, by way of the music industry, and by way of helping me, helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings,” Baker told her Venetian Resort audience while Chance stood and humbly bowed.
\u201cI saw one of THE greatest performances of my LIFETIME last night! Thank you so much @IAMANITABAKER for being an inspiration and an icon to so many of US \ud83d\udc78\ud83c\udffe\u201d— Chance The Rapper (@Chance The Rapper) 1653842703
Tickets for Baker's tour will go on sale Thursday, November 17th at 10 AM local time via Live Nation. Check out the full list of dates below.
Sat Feb 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
Tue Feb 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Fri Feb 17 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Wed May 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Fri May 12 – Belmont, NY – UBS Arena
Sun May 14 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
Fri Jun 30 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sun Jul 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sat Nov 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Wed Nov 22 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Fri Nov 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Fri Dec 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sun Dec 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Fri Dec 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
Sat Dec 23 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena