Tamar Braxton Announces Extensive 2014 Touring Plans
Epic Records - 03/25/2014
NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for powerful and passionate live performances, Tamar Braxton will bring her dynamic and unforgettable show to audiences across North America this spring and summer.
The Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, personality, and television producer is set to be direct support for R&B legend R. Kelly on his upcoming arena jaunt followed by a headline run of her own. She joins Kelly starting April 18 in Montgomery, AL through May 11 in Louisville, KY, while her solo Love and War tour commences May 16 in Miami, FL and culminates in San Francisco, CA on June 23.
Expect to hear and see her Streamline/Epic debut, Love and War, come to life vividly and vibrantly on stage nightly. Her instantly recognizable voice always captivates, while her presence remains invigorating. Idolator has called her live show, "very impressive", while Perez Hilton claims, "her vocals are ON POINT". You'll definitely feel Love and War stage when she rolls through your town.
Right now, Tamar is also compiling ideas for her next forthcoming release and preparing for the nationwide launch of The Real— the syndicated, one-hour daily talk show set to launch nationwide in Fall 2014 on Fox Television Stations and premiering in a second window on BET. Viewers can also catch her on the WE tv hit series Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values.
In just the past year, Tamar has solidified herself as one of R&B's leading divas. Love and War became the #1 R&B album upon debut, selling 400,000 copies since its September release. In support of the record, she performed to packed houses across the U.S. on a 30-city tour supporting John Legend, engaged in a whirlwind European promo run, and even picked up two 2013 Soul Train Awards, after performing at the event in Las Vegas. She also released her very first holiday album, Winter Loversland. On top of it all, she gave birth to her first son, feeling like as she puts it, "I won!"
Love and War hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, making for 2013's highest debut from a female R&B artist. Meanwhile, it also topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and iTunes Top R&B Albums Chart. Press acclaim also showered the release. Vibe described the record as "Emotional and amazing", while ARTISTdirect.com called it "everything a classic R&B record should be and so much more". After gracing the cover of Ebony Magazine, she celebrated the album's release with performances on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly & Michael, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th at TamarBraxton.com
R. Kelly Tour Dates:
April 18 – Montgomery, AL @ Acadome – Alabama State University
April 19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
April 25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
April 26 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
May 1 – Tampa, FL @ Times Arena
May 3 – Jackson, MS @ JSU Stadium
May 4 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
May 9 – Bossier City, LA @ Century Link Center
May 10 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
May 11 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Headlining Tour Dates:
May 16 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore
May 18 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
May 21 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
May 22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
May 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
May 28 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 30 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort
Jun 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Garden Theater
Jun 6 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jun 9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Jun 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jun 14 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Jun 16 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jun 17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jun 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Jun 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
SOURCE Streamline/Epic Records