Raphael Saadiq Announces Fall Tour with Janelle Monae and Anjulie

[7 October 2009]

By Ashley Cooper

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- [email protected] 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

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