Kem, El DeBarge, Ledisi Join Up for “Intimacy” Tour

Posted January 12, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Smooth soul tour featuring Kem and El DeBarge is shaping up for the spring

Soul singer Kem will be hitting the road this spring with El DeBarge and Ledisi for a smooth soul tour hitting concert halls and intimate music halls across the country.

Kem, the tour’s headliner, enjoyed major success last year with the release of Intimacy: Part III; leaping to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and zooming its way up to No. 1 on iTunes’ Top R&B Albums chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. With the lead singles “Share My Life” and the urban AC ballad “Why Would You Stay” making a major impact on radio, Intimacy ended up being one of the best-selling soulful R&B discs of 2010. “Why Would You Stay” is also nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, which airs February 13, 2011 at 8;00 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS.

El DeBarge’s comeback album, Second Chance, is also getting Grammy buzz with his Grammy nominations for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song – the same areas Kem is nominated in. DeBarge toured extensively alongside Mary J. Blige throughout 2010 to help promote his new album. He, alongside Verve Forecast artist Ledisi, will join Kem on the multi-city tour and will make stops in Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.


February 17, 2011                Hobby Ctr. Sarofim Hall       Houston, TX
February 18, 2011                Verizon Theatre                    Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX
February 19, 2011                UNO Lakefront Arena           New Orleans, LA
February 20, 2011                BJCC Concert Hall                  Birmingham, AL
February 24, 2011                Theater at MSG (no Ledisi)  New York City, NY
February 25, 2011                Tower Theatre                      Philadelphia, PA
February 26, 2011                tbd                                          Atlantic City, NJ
February 27, 2011                Landmark Theater                Richmond, VA
March 3, 2011                       Schuster PAC: Mead TH.       Dayton, OH
March 4, 2011                       TPAC                                       Nashville, TN
March 5, 2011                       FOX Theatre                          St. Louis, MO
March 6, 2011                       Orpheum Theatre                 Memphis, TN
March 10, 2011                     Moran Theatre                      Charleston, SC
March 11, 2011                     Fox Theatre                           Atlanta, GA
March 12, 2011                     Township Theatre                Columbia, SC
March 13, 2011                     PAC Theatre                          Charleston, SC
March 17, 2011                     State Theatre                         Cleveland, OH
March 18, 2011                     Constitution Hall                   Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2011                     Constitution Hall                   Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2011                     Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD          
March 24, 2011                     Dow Events Theater             Saginaw, MI
March 25, 2011                     Fox Theatre                           Detroit, MI
March 26, 2011                     Auditorium Theatre              Chicago, IL
March 27, 2011                     Palace Theatre                      Louisville, KY
March 31, 2011                     Chrysler Hall                          Norfolk, VA
April 1, 2011                          Ovens Auditorium                 Charlotte, NC
April 2, 2011                          Bell Auditorium                     Augusta, GA
April 3, 2011                          Festival C.A.A.                        Tampa/St. Pete         

Additional details on the “Intimacy” Tour can be found at: or


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