Higher Rock Music

GOSPEL SUPERSTAR KIRK FRANKLIN & VOCAL POWERHOUSE LEDISI COME TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE “THE REBEL, THE SOUL & THE SAINT TOUR” KICKS OFF OCTOBER 25 IN OAKLAND, CA

25 CITY TOUR WILL HIT NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, AND MORE

altalt

(New York, NY- August 25, 2017) Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and vocal powerhouse Ledisi 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 on Monday, 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 http://www.kirkfranklin.com/ and Ledisi http://www.ledisi.com/ 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” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEiM2iokvFs as well as performed it at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards http://www.bet.com/video/blackgirlsrock/2017/performances/ledisi-high-bgr17.html.

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.

The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour Dates

10/25/2017 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre

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

 

Latest Music News

Latest Health & Fitness News

Coming Soon!

New Articles, Interviews, CD Reviews and MORE

Who's here with you?

Now online:
  • 53 guests

Visit our Facebook Page
Follow Higher Rock on Twitter
Visit us on MySpace
Visit us on Shoutlife