Erykah Badu has lined up a who's-who of contemporary female soul singers — Jill Scott, Macy Gray and Sunshine Anderson — for a one-day summer festival near Detroit.
The August 8 Marimba Festival, which will also feature Zap Mama, comes in the middle of a two-month summer tour that Badu launches August 1 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Zap Mama will appear on three dates early in the tour in addition to the Marimba Festival. Opening acts for the rest of the tour have not been confirmed.
Badu will perform at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 5, and then do a series of dates in Europe before the U.S. tour.
Erykah Badu tour dates, according to Motown:
7/5 - New Orleans, LA @ Louisiana Superdome 8/1 - Portsmouth, VA @ Harbor Center 8/3 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall (w/Zap Mama) 8/4 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre 8/5 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion (w/Zap Mama) 8/6 - New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage (w/Zap Mama) 8/8 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/Jill Scott, Macy Gray, Sunshine Anderson and Zap Mama) 8/10 - Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 8/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 8/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre 8/15 - Seattle, WA @ Summer Nights at the Pier 8/18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl 8/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre 8/22 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's 8/23 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 8/26 - Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater 8/30 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre 9/2 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal 9/3 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion