R&B crooner Gerald Levert will join
color="#003163">K-Ci & Jo-Jo
color="#003163">K-Ci & Jo-Join kicking off the Soulfest 2000 tour July 1 in Memphis, Tenn.
The tour's 23 performances are concentrated in the East, Midwest and
South, but it will include two Los Angeles shows and a final Aug. 20
performance in Northern California.
In March, the multitalented Levert released G, a collection of 14 romantic songs that recall classic soul tunes, such as "Misery" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Baby U Are." The son of
Levert, Gerald Levert also has worked as a producer and
Singers K-Ci & Jo-Jo found immediate success after leaving
color="#003163">Jodeci, when the single "All My Life"
propelled their 1997 debut album, Love Always, to success. The
duo released their follow-up album, It's Real, last year.
Maze, led by singer Frankie Beverly, have scored numerous top-10 R&B hits over the past 30 years with songs such as "Back in Stride" (
HREF="http://www.sonicnet.com/artists/aiclip.cgi?track=%7Ezz-XXXXXX%2F0223831_0201_00_0002.ra">RealAudio excerpt). Last year they released three albums, each a double-CD combining two earlier albums.
Soulfest 2000 tour dates:
July 1; Memphis, Tenn.; Mid-South Coliseum
July 2; St. Louis, Mo.; Fox Theater
July 8; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheater
July 9; Houston, Texas; Compaq Center
July 13; Washington, D.C.; Nissan Pavilion
July 14; Cleveland, Ohio; State Theater
July 15; Chicago, Ill.; Arie Crown Theater
July 16; Indianapolis, Ind.; Black Expo at the Fieldhouse
July 21; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion
July 22; Philadelphia, Pa.; Mann Music Center
July 23; Detroit, Mich.; Pine Knob
July 28; Pittsburgh, Pa.; I.C. Light Theater
Aug. 4; New York, N.Y.; Beacon Theatre
Aug. 5; Virginia Beach, Va.; GTE Amphitheater
Aug. 6; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Park
Aug. 9; Miami, Fla.; J.L. Knight Center
Aug. 11; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 12; Richmond, Va.; Landmark Theater
Aug. 13; Birmingham, Ala.; Boutwell Auditorium
Aug. 15; Minneapolis, Minn.; Northrop Auditorium
Aug. 1819; Los Angeles, Calif.; Universal Amphitheater
Aug. 20; Concord, Calif.; Chronicle Pavilion