Anita Baker announces 2023 tour dates

Limited run brings Baker on first full tour since 1995

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Anita Baker has announced a special run of live dates for 2023. The Songstress’ tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring her to 15 cities kicking off on February 11th at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL making stops across the US in Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, and more before wrapping up in Oakland’s Oakland Arena on December 23rd.

The tour celebrates Baker’s 40 years as a music icon in the industry since the release of her debut album, The Songstress, was released in 1983. These dates mark the first time she has been on a full tour since 1995 and it is also the first time The Songstress will be performing her classic hits live since winning back the rights to her masters.

“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 shares.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning November 14th at 10 am local time until November 16th 10 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, November 17th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

Baker, born in Toledo, OH, and raised in Detroit, is one of the most popular singers of soulful ballads during the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her Platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single “Sweet Love.” Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has four Platinum albums, along with two Gold albums. Baker is a contralto, with a vocal range that extends her register to at least three octaves.

Anita Baker 2023 Tour Dates:

Feb 11 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Feb 14 – Atlanta @ State Farm Arena
Feb 17 – New Orleans @ Smoothie King Center
May 10 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
May 12 – Belmont, NY @ UBS Arena
May 14 – Baltimore @ CFG Bank Arena
June 30 – Chicago @ United Center
July 02 – Detroit @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Nov 18 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Nov 22 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
Nov 24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
Dec 15 – Houston @ Toyota Center
Dec 17 – Dallas @ American Airlines Center
Dec 22 – Los Angeles @ Arena
Dec 23 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

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