Ledisi with Eric Benet
“Though singing in the first person, Ledisi makes it clear she’s a stand-in for her listeners: unreadable, resilient and passionate…a woman not afraid to be strong.” --The New York Times
Seven-time Grammy®-nominated Verve Forecast recording artist Ledisi announces her headline tour, “BGTY” (Be Good To Yourself) 2012 North American tour and her new book, Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power.
The 27-city tour, which crisscrosses the U.S., begins on June 24, in Philadelphia, PA, and concludes on August 5 in Atlanta, GA. Ledisi welcomes Eric Benet, who will be opening the show for a perfect musical pairing. Benet consistently makes music that speaks to love and speaks from the soul. Their tour covers most major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C and Atlanta. Ticket sales begin on April 13 for select markets. Throughout the tour, Ledisi will also be making stops at major festivals across the country including Hampton Jazz Festival on June 23, Essence Music Festival on July 7 and Cincinnati Jazz Festival on July 27. This will be Ledisi’s first time performing on the main stage at Essence Music Festival Tour schedule and ticket purchase info is available on her official website, www.ledisi.com.
Known for her riveting live shows, the New Orleans native will give audiences blistering performances of fan favorites “Alright,” “Higher Than This” and “Goin’ Thru Changes,” while seducing them with new classics “Pieces of Me,” “Stay Together” and “Bravo” off her latest album the multiple Grammy® nominated Pieces of Me which is her highest charting album of her career, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was the No. 1 iTunes R&B Album upon release.
Later this month, Ledisi will debut her new music video for her hit single “Bravo” from her current album, which she recently performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Now, Ledisi is ready to conquer the publishing world, with her first book Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power on Time Home Entertainment, Inc. Ledisi is known and loved by her fans for her honesty, her approachable nature and her fun spirit. But it has not been easy, she has struggled with many of the same obstacles as her fans but by directing her strength and determination in a positive way working towards her goals, she has achieved many of her dreams from being on stage at VH1 Divas to being invited to the White House to perform for President Obama and the First Lady. Ledisi sat down to write a book that could be used as a “real life” inspiration to others. The book, an innovative collaboration with ESSENCE is filled with the singer's personal photos, quotes, lyrics and richly detailed stories of the Grammy nominee¹s journey to acceptance of her beauty, talent and power.
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