CENTRIC AND BET PRESENT K. MICHELLE AND AZEALIA BANKS ON TOUR TO COMMENCE THIS FALL
Both artists will be performing tracks from their current albums – K. Michelle’s "Anybody Wanna Buy A Heartand" 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.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
09/15 - Murat Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
09/16 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
09/17 - Fabulous Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO
09/18 - Fox Theater - Detroit, MI
09/19 - Pier Six Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
09/20 - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, DC
09/24 - The Mann Center for Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA
09/25 - Hard Rock Live - Cleveland, OH
09/26 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
09/27 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
09/30 - Carpenter Center - Richmond, VA
10/01 - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA
10/02 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
10/03 - Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY
10/05 - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN
10/09 - Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX
10/10 - Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie - Dallas, TX
10/12 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
10/14 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (K.Michelle performing only)
10/15 - Microsoft Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
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.
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About Azealia Banks:
Azealia Banks first entered the scene with her hit debut single 212 in 2012, since then she has gone on torelease her critically acclaimed debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste” in 2014and 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.
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About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
Centric is the only multi-platform lifestyle brand designed to boldly celebrate the diverse and beautiful world of Black women. A 24-hour music and entertainment channel, Centric has its finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat and delivers compelling content that reflects, inspires and addresses the unique perspectives of Black women.
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