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Anita Baker Is Going On Tour for the First Time In 28 Years

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In February, Anita Baker will tour in the first time in 28 years to commemorate the 40th anniversary of her debut album The Songstress.

Anita Baker is heading out for her first tour in nearly three decades. On Thursday (November 10) it was announced that the legendary R&B vocalist to embark on her 15-date tour beginning February 11 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. The tour, Baker’s first since 1995, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of her 1983 landmark debut album The Songstress.

“Looking forward to some crazy, lovely, hang time with my fans, on tour in 2023!! ….Gonna, bring some new music & some special guests, too,” Baker shared in a statement.

Along with celebrating her first album, the vocalist will be performing her classic hits live since recently winning back the rights to her masters. During Baker’s limited Las Vegas residency in May, the artist gave credit to Chance the Rapper for helping her regain ownership of her masters.

“You should say hello to a friend of mine, by way of the music industry, and by way of helping me, helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings,” Baker told her Venetian Resort audience while Chance stood and humbly bowed.

Tickets for Baker’s tour will go on sale Thursday, November 17th at 10 AM local time via Live Nation. Check out the full list of dates below.

Sat Feb 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live

Tue Feb 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Fri Feb 17 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

Wed May 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Fri May 12 – Belmont, NY – UBS Arena

Sun May 14 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

Fri Jun 30 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Sun Jul 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Sat Nov 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Wed Nov 22 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

Fri Nov 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Fri Dec 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Sun Dec 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Fri Dec 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena

Sat Dec 23 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

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