Brian McKnight Taps 702, Eric Benét For Upcoming Tour

Soulful crooner Brian McKnight plans to kick off a tour to support his recent album, "Back At One," on February 3 in Cleveland, and he'll rotate Eric Benét and 702 as opening acts for the eight-week outing.

Prior to hitting the road, McKnight will make a series of TV appearances, including the "American Music Awards" on January 17, and he's also taping a performance for the ABC daytime soap "All My Children."

McKnight will also team up with country singer Mark Wills, who's recorded a twangy version of McKnight's hit single, "Back At One," for a duet to be featured on the live broadcast of the "Miss USA" pageant on CBS on February 4.

Dates and scheduled opening acts for Brian McKnight's tour:

  • 2/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Allen Theatre (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/5 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/7 - New York, NY @ Private Event
  • 2/9 - Washington, DC @ Constitution

    Hall (w/ Eric Benét)

  • 2/10 - Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/11 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Civic Center (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/16 - New Orleans, LA @ Saenger (w/ 702)
  • 2/17 - Houston, TX @ Arena Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 2/18 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl (w/ 702)
  • 2/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity (w/ 702)
  • 2/22 - Las Vegas, NM @ Mandalay Bay (w/ TBA)
  • 2/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal (w/ Eric Benét & 702)
  • 2/26 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount (w/ Eric Benét)
  • 2/28 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount (w/ 702)
  • 3/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall (w/ 702)
  • 3/2 - Denver, CO @ Paramount (w/ 702)
  • 3/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum (w/ 702)
  • 3/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/9 - Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr Auditorium (w/ 702)
  • 3/10 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth

    Eckerd Hall (w/ 702)

  • 3/11 - Miami, FL @ Knight Center (w/ 702)
  • 3/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/15 - Memphis, TN @ Sam's Town
  • 3/16 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/17 - TBA
  • 3/18 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/19 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/21 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall (w/ 702)
  • 3/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Shea's Theatre (w/ 702)
  • 3/23 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center (w/ 702)
  • 3/24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Theatre (w/ TBA)

-- David Basham

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