September 19 [10:00 EDT] -- The long awaited "Evolution" from Boyz II Men is seeing its official world release on Tuesday, September 23, and the band is planning a jam-packed week of high profile appearances to promote the record.
Plans include bi-coastal in-stores, autograph sessions, and a half-dozen major TV performances.
On Monday at midnight, the Boyz can be seen at an autograph session for fans at the Virgin Mega-Store in New York. Tuesday, they sing two songs live on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, then hop on a private jet to Los Angeles for an autograph session that evening at Tower Records on Sunset. Wednesday sees them taping the Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and Thursday, the Keenan Ivory Wayans show.
Friday, September 26, The Oprah Winfrey Show has Boyz II Men on her show in conjunction with a special for the film "Soul Food" which features the group on the Babyface-produced soundtrack. The following Monday (October 6), the Boyz return to New York for a performance
on Late Night With David Letterman.
As previously reported by MTV News, the group says the three year gap between records was because the work required to sell some 12 million records left them in need of some rest, and a chance to "get our minds together."
The producers of "Evolution" include Puffy Combs as well as Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Babyface.
The album's first single, "4 Seasons Of Loneliness," was shipped to stores last week.