K. Michelle and Azealia Banks announced Monday they will be embarking on a very special 20-date tour across North America this fall. The co-headlining tour presented by CENTRIC and BET commences in Indianapolis on Sept. 15 and will make stops in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New York amongst many others, and wraps in Los Angeles on Oct. 15. They will be performing in Houston on Oct. 9.
Both artists will be performing tracks from their current albums – K. Michelle’s Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart and Azealia Banks’ Broke With Expensive Taste – as well as fan favorites from previous releases. For a full list of tour dates, see below. Please check with your local venue for specific on-sale date and time.
“Centric and BET are excited to sponsor K. Michelle and Azealia Banks on tour,” said Constance Orlando, Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News for BET Networks. “Partnering with these bold and authentic female artists aligns perfectly with Centric’s position as the first network designed for Black women.”
FULL LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS:
Tue, September 15 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Wed, September 16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Thu, September 17 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
Fri, September 18 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
Sat, September 19 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Sun September 20 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Thu, September 24 Philadelphia, PA The Mann Center for Performing Arts
Fri, September 25 Cleveland, OH Hard Rock Live
Sat, September 26 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Sun, September 27 Boston, MA House of Blues
Wed, September 30 Richmond, VA Carpenter Center
Thu, October 1 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Fri, October 2 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sat, October 3 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Mon, October 5 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Fri, October 9 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Sat, October 10 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
Mon, October 12 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Wed, October 14* Oakland, CA Fox Theater (*K. Michelle performing only)
Thu, October 15 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre
About K. Michelle:
Her debut album, 2013’s Rebellious Soul [Atlantic Records], flipped the script for R&B and enjoyed staggering success in the process. Arriving at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” chart and #2 on the Top 200, it made history as it became the highest Top 200 entry for a female R&B singer’s debut since 2001. She also solidified her place amongst music’s elite, garnering a Soul Train Award for “Best New Artist” and an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding New Artist.”
Alongside shooting the second season of her highly rated VH1 docuseries, “K.Michelle: My Life,” her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart debuted at #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200, making it the top debut of 2014 for an R&B artist. Billboard named the album one of 2014’s Best R&B records, while Complex proclaimed, “K. Michelle is leaps and bounds ahead of many of her peers.” The Associated Press, Billboard, and Rolling Stone have all named Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart as one of the best R&B albums of 2014.
About Azealia Banks:
Azealia Banks first entered the scene with her hit debut single 212 in 2012, since then she has gone on to release her critically acclaimed debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” in 2014 and has performed in front of thousands, including appearances at Coachella Festival and sold out shows across the world. Recently Banks’ completed filming her first staring role in major motion picture film, and is currently touring across Europe.
“Broke With Expensive Taste” was hailed as one of the best albums of 2014 by The New York Times, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine and Rolling Stone and has reached #1 on the U.S iTunes Hip Hop Charts, #3 in the U.S Album Charts (right behind Taylor Swift and One Direction), #1 in the U.K iTunes Alternative Charts, # 6 in U.K iTunes Album Charts, #1 in the Canadian iTunes Hip Hop Charts and #4 in the Canadian iTunes Album Charts.