Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Three-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist KEM, whose latest single, “Nobody,” was the #1 UAC song in the country for nine consecutive weeks and has been in the Top 10 for 36 weeks total, heads back out on the road with the legendary Charlie Wilson and Joe Thomas for the Forever Charlie Tour on May 28th. This is the second leg of the tour, whose first run was a #1 Hot Tour of Winter 2015 according to Billboard. Kicking off in Dallas, TX, the 16-city tour will make stops in other major U.S. cities including St. Louis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Miami and at the Detroit-area DTE Energy Music Theater.
The past year has been a banner one for KEM with the release of his fourth studio album on the Motown label, Promise to Love, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and at #3 on the Top 200 Albums chart. The CD has been in the Top 20 on Billboard’s R&B Albums for 37 weeks. He’s also garnered two #1 singles, “It’s You,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “Nobody.” Additionally, KEM was one of the Top 5 Adult R&B Artists of 2014 according to Billboard.
KEM will have a notable summer, with the Forever Charlie Tour and performances at: the Hampton Jazz Festival in Hampton, VA on June 27; 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 3; the Macy’s Music Festival on July 25 and the Oakland Jazz Festival on August 1.
On top of everything he’s achieved professionally, KEM will celebrate 25 years of being clean and sober on July 23, 2015, which also happens to be his birthday. This makes everything that he’s been able to accomplish as an artist even more meaningful. KEM says, “25 years of sobriety is definitely an accomplishment, but at the same time I’m not ashamed of my addictions. My whole foundation and career have been built upon the things that I’ve been allowed to overcome in my life.”
U.S. Tour Dates:
5/28 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
5/29 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
5/30 – Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
5/31 – St Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
6/4 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
6/5 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
6/6 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
6/12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
6/13 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
6/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
6/19 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
6/20 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
6/21 – Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
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