Soul-Soothing Songstress Anita Baker Announces First Full Tour Since 1995, Adds Swoon&B Savant Babyface As Special Guest

    Auntie Anita is going on tour!

    2023 Coming Straight to YOU🎉 This time…With *My Own* catalog🎁 sO Grateful🙏🏾
    🪄Special Guest, too🥳

    — Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) November 10, 2022

    8-time Grammy-winning legend Anita Baker is going on a special run of live dates where she’ll be performing her classics live for the first time since winning back the rights to her masters.

    The Songstress’ first full tour since 1995 (produced by Live Nation) kicks off on February 11th at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL with stops across the U.S. including Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, and more before wrapping up in Oakland’s Oakland Arena on December 23rd.

    The tour celebrates Baker’s 40 years as a music icon in the industry that changed forever with the release of her debut album The Songstress in 1983.

    “Looking forward to some crazy, lovely, hang time with my fans, on tour in 2023!! she said. “Gonna, bring some new music & some special guests, too.” -ABXO🎼

    Joining Baker on tour is Babyface who will have the ladies swaying and swooning at shows that will surely be a vibe.

    I am excited to share that I am joining the iconic and legendary @IAMANITABAKER on tour next year! I am looking forward to sharing her stage and seeing all of you for some fun evenings filled with music & love 🎶❤️

    — Babyface (@babyface) November 23, 2022

    Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Baker reigned supreme at the height of the quiet storm era in the 1980s.

    Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album The Songstress in 1983.

    In 1986, she rose to stardom with the release of her platinum-selling second album Rapture featuring the Grammy-winning single “Sweet Love.”

    The famed contralto with a vocal range that extends her register to at least three octaves has Baker continues to live in our hearts as the

    2023 TOUR DATES:

    Sat Feb 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live*

    Tue Feb 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

    Fri Feb 17 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

    Wed May 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

    Fri May 12 – Belmont, NY – UBS Arena

    Sun May 14 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

    Fri Jun 30 – Chicago, IL – United Center

    Sun Jul 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

    Sat Nov 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Wed Nov 22 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

    Fri Nov 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*

    Fri Dec 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

    Sun Dec 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

    Fri Dec 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena

    Sat Dec 23 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

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