[7 October 2009]
Raphael Saadiq has answered his fans’ hopes by planning an all new winter tour for this year, which kicks off in Seattle in November and ends in Minneapolis in December. This tour, which features his first live shows since appearing at a bunch of festivals this summer, from the Essence Music Festical to Bonnaroo, to positive reviews, will also showcase Canadian chanteuse Anjulie and Grammy nominee Janelle Monae.
Raphael Saadiq has been playing music since he was six years old, working up the charts as a member of the trio Tony! Toni! Tone! and then with supergroup Lucy Pearl. His current album, The Way I See It, was on many critics’ “best of” lists for the year 2008.
Saadiq’s brand of R&B is part dance, part philosophical, part feel good, and all pure energy. He is positive, engaging and talented, and is known for working with such artists as Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Jay-Z, and for writing “I Can See In Color” for Mary J. Blige, so his tour should not be missed.
Nov. 16th Seattle, WA-Sodo
Nov. 17th Portland, OR- Portland
Nov. 18th Oakland, CA- Fox
Nov. 20th Los Angeles, CA- Wiltern
Nov. 21st Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
Nov. 24th Dallas, TX- House of Blues
Nov. 25th Houston, TX- House of Blues
Nov. 28th Miami, FL- Filmore@Jackie Gleason
Nov. 30th Atlanta, GA- Centerstage
Dec. 02nd Philadelphia, PA- Electric Factory
Dec. 04th New York, NY- Terminal 5
Dec. 05th Atlantic City, NJ- House of Blues
Dec. 06th Baltimore, MA- Rams Head
Dec. 07th Washington DC- Club 930
Dec. 09th Boston, MA- House of Blues
Dec. 11th Toronto, ON- Kool House
Dec. 12th Montreal QC- Metropolis
Dec. 14th Chicago IL- Park West
Dec. 15th Chicago IL- Park West
Dec. 16th Minneapolis, MN- First Ave