While gearing up for the release of his upcoming fifth studio album Stone Rollin’ Raphael Saadiq has announced a corresponding tour. The veteran vocalist will be performing the following dates, the dates are as followed:
The tour dates are as follows:
March 15th Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 16th Austin, TX SXSW
March 19th New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 20th Houston, TX House of Blues
April 16th Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival
May 9th Minneapolis, MN First Ave
May 16th Boston, MA House of Blues
May 20th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 21st Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
May 23rd Raleigh, NC Lincoln
May 24th Charlotte, NC Fillmore
May 25th Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
May 27th Orlando, FL House of Blues
May 28th Tampa, FL Ritz
Stone Rollin’ is the follow up album to Saadiq’s 2008 chart-topping effort ‘The Way I See It,’ which experienced overwhelming success as it boasts three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Album, and four Billboard R&B chart singles.
“Both the attraction and reaction to my music from my listeners has giving me all that I need to continue pushing the envelope and making music that wakes and rocks the soul of many, Its Ready, I’m Ready, and I know the world is Ready, Lets all go Stone Rollin,” Saadiq previously stated.
In related news, The Grammy organizers have added Raphael as a musical guests for the telecast’s annual “In Memoriam” tribute, which pays homage to members of the music community who have passed away in the previous year. In its 53rd annual celebration which is held February 13 in Los Angeles, this year they will pay tribute to late soul artist Solomon Burke.