If you want to open for the Isley Brothers' fall tour, nine times out of ten, you won't have a hard time meeting at least one of their criteria. According to a spokesperson for the group, the siblings, who have seen success over the past 40 years, are looking for an act that will appeal to people younger than their age bracket.
The Isleys have been getting their fair share of love from the youth as well as the older cats with their new album, Eternal. Powered by the hit "Contagious," which their friend R. Kelly produced and wrote, the LP has sold almost 500,000 copies in just three weeks.
The next single off of the album will be the Raphael Saadiq-produced "Move Your Body." They start filming the video on September 22 in L.A. under the direction of Bille Woodruff, who co-directed the video for "Contagious" with Kelly. That clip ends with Ronald "Mr. Biggs" Isley and Kelly facing off over R&B chanteuse Chanté Moore, with Kelly ultimately leaving with Moore.
Though the treatment for "Move Your Body" is still being written, Mr. Biggs said in July that the video would begin where "Contagious" ended. The Isleys' spokesperson said to expect a lot of dancing from a lot of scantily clad women in the video.
In addition to a movie centering on the Mr. Biggs character, Ron Isley said earlier this month that a play featuring the brothers and Kelly will appear somewhere down the line.
Isley Brothers tour dates, according to DreamWorks Records:
- 9/30 - Dallas, TX @ Dallas Convention Center
- 10/5 - Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
- 10/6 - Galveston, TX @ The East Beach
- 10/7 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajun Dome
- 10/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
- 10/12- Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheater
- 10/13 - Concord, CA @ The Chronicle Pavilion
- 10/14 - San Diego, CA @ TBA
- 10/19 - Charlotte, NC @ Cricket Arena
- 10/20 - Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
- 10/21 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theater
- 10/24 - New York, NY @ TBA
- 10/25 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
- 10/26 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theater
- 10/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
- 11/1 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
- 11/2 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theater
- 11/3 - Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Center
- 11/8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
- 11/9 - Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater
- 11/10 - Pine Bluff, AR @ Civic Center
- 11/11 - Louisville, KY @ Whitney Hall
- 11/16 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal
- 11/17 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal
- 11/23 - Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
- 11/24 - Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
- 11/25 - Baltimore, MD @ The Mini Theater