We’ve just gotten news of an unlikely parring as far as concert tours are considered, but this is something that could totally work out!
There’s no hidden secret that gospel artists wander over into the playground of working with secular artists on recorded tracks, those combinations have actually made some of the best music of all time. It’s not often that we see a gospel artist hitting the road with a soul/r&b singer though, but as with all things, a change has got to come.
That change comes in the form of “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour”, which is a co-headlining gig between Gospel legend Kirk Franklin and Soul/R&B Ledisi. The two have joined forces for a 27-city trek that kicks off on October 25 in Oakland, CA at Paramount Theatre and runs through December, making stops in major US markets to include New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Sacramento, and more. PJ Morton of Maroon 5 fame will be the special guest opening act as well.
You should already know that this show will be PACKED with hits, as Mr. Franklin has 20+ years in the industry, and Ledisi has been making moves since 2000…there will be no cheating concert goers of any money this go round. Not only making this show about past hits, Ledisi will be bringing offerings from her upcoming album “Let Love Rule“, which is due out in September, and Kirk will push songs from his “Losing My Religion” project.
VIP presale tickets are available on Monday, August 28th with general admission tickets hitting the marketplace on Wednesday, August 30th. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets, you can do so from Ticketmaster.com
Kirk Franklin & Ledisi’s “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint” Tour Dates:
Oct. 25 – Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Oct. 27 – Sacramento, CA Sacramento Community Theatre
Oct. 28 – Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 1 – St Louis, MO,Peabody Opera House
Nov. 2 – Northfield, OH Hard Rock Casino
Nov. 4 – Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Nov. 7 – Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre
Nov. 8 – Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Nov. 9 – Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Nov. 10 – Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Nov. 11 – Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Nov. 12 – Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nov. 15 – Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Nov. 16 – Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
Nov. 17 – Birmingham, AL Historic Boutwell Auditorium
Nov. 18 – Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Center
Nov. 21 – Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Nov. 22 – Baltimore, MD The Modell Lyric
Nov. 24 – Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
Nov. 25 – Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 26 – Newark, NJ NJPAC
Nov. 28 – Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
Nov. 29 – Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Dec. 1 – Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
Dec. 2 – Richmond, VA Altria Theatre