After the highest charting album of her career, Pieces of Me, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was the No. 1 iTunes R&B Album, four-time Grammy-nominated Verve Forecast recording artist Ledisi is proud to announce her first headlining tour, "The Pieces of Me" 2011 North American tour.
The 20-city tour, which will crisscross the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest, begins on October 20, in Raleigh, NC, and concludes on November 23 in Baltimore, MD. Major city tour stops include New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Ticket sales begin on August 6 for select markets. Additional tour dates will be announced soon, so fans can keep checking her official website, www.ledisi.com, as well as TicketMaster.com for up-to-date tour schedule and ticket purchase info for all tour dates.
Known for her riveting live shows which the LA Examiner cited as "contagious joy and enthusiasm ... Ledisi is without a doubt one of the most talented female vocalists today," the New Orleans native will be giving audiences blistering performances of fan favorites "Alright," "Higher Than This" and "Goin' Thru Changes," while seducing them with new classics "Pieces of Me" and "Stay Together" off her latest album.
"This is the most exciting time of my career! To be able to share my music with people who helped me become who I am today is the best feeling in the world," comments Ledisi. "I'm grateful to my fans and have been working so hard to make this tour unforgettable and putting my heart and soul into my performances. People will definitely see many different pieces of me," she laughs.
Pieces of Me has not only become a fan favorite, but has also earned critical praise across the nation, from The New York Times to Los Angeles Times. USA Today remarked "Ledisi fits 'Pieces' together perfectly," and People magazine commented "After surprisingly scoring a Grammy Best New Artist nomination…she continues to prove that was no fluke, displaying shades of Chaka Khan on funky cuts such as 'Coffee' and 'Shut Up.'"
"Pieces of Me," the lead single from her album of the same title, continues to rise up the charts, currently clocking in at No. 2 on BDS and No. 2 on Mediabase, making this single her highest position on the Billboard Urban charts ever.
Date City Venue
10/20 Raleigh, NC Carolina Theatre
10/21 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Temple Performing Arts center
10/23 New York, NY Apollo Theatre
10/25 Charlotte, NC Knight Center
10/27 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
10/28 Atlanta, GA Symphony hall
10/29 Memphis, TN Canon Center for the Performing Arts
11/01 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
11/02 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/03 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/04 Dallas, TX Palladium
11/10 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
11/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
11/15 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
11/17 Chicago, IL Park West
11/18 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre
11/19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
11/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/22 Columbus, OH Lincoln Theatre
11/23 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House