Ledisi and Kem 2023 Tour Announcement – Soul II Soul Tour Schedule
Ledisi and Kem are coming to a city near you on the “Soul II Soul tour!” Joined by Musiq Soulchild, the R&B icons will kick off on February 3, 2023, in Columbia, SC, making stops in Las Vegas, NV, Memphis, TN, Milwaukee, WI, and more before concluding on May 12th in Baton Rouge, LA.
Kem is no stranger to co-headlining treks, as you may have caught him alongside Babyface earlier this year on “The Full Circle Tour.” But this time hits differently, as he’s heading on the road with his good friend and fellow 90s R&B hero, Ledisi! It’s been over a decade since they last exclusively toured together, and fans lucky enough to see them in 2011 may recall Ledisi joining Kem onstage each night for a duet of his hit song, “If It’s Love.” Will this be a regular occurrence on the Soul II Soul tour? Only time will tell, but we certainly wouldn’t put it past these two brilliant R&B singers.
Both artists will play a mix of both old and new tracks, and trust us when we say that they have decades worth of R&B hits to make up the setlist. Ledisi just released her ninth record, Ledisi Sings Nina, last year, featuring an assortment of Nina Simone covers that still put her distinctively soulful voice on display. Just listen to a review by Jazz Times, which says it all. “Their vocal ranges and styles are different yet meld perfectly. Ledisi never dares to imitate Simone’s singing; her focus is on keeping Simone’s energy alive,” the publication writes in their review, “Throughout this otherworldly recording, she maintains her identity while proving that she can hold her own in multiple genres, just like Nina.” Ledisi has a voice any R&B fan will recognize, and you’ll hear both original tracks and soulful covers on the Soul II Soul tour.
As for Kem? He also has a few new tracks and tricks up his sleeve. He released an EP, Full Circle, in summer 2022 while he’s also celebrating a milestone anniversary. The multi-platinum, Grammy-winning singer, has been a vocal powerhouse for three decades, and he’s paying tribute to his entire catalog on this trek. “I can’t overestimate the significance of the 2023 Soul II Soul Tour, which is a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of my career on the Motown label,” KEM said in an interview with VIBE.
“My debut album Kemistry was released in February 2003. The 20-year milestone of my music going both mainstream and global is exceptionally significant to me,” he continued. “And this upcoming tour will give me the opportunity to share my sincere gratitude with the fans who have supported me for two decades and who continue to join me on my musical journey of love.” Mainstream or not, Kem has a set of pipes that no R&B fan can resist, and you can hear them up close and personal with Ledisi on the Soul II Soul tour. Get your tickets today!
Ledisi 2023 Tour Dates
February 3, 2023 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
February 4, 2023 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
February 11, 2023 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
February 14, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
February 19, 2023 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
February 24, 2023 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
February 25, 2023 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
March 4, 2023 – Atlantic City, NJ – Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
March 10, 2023 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
March 17, 2023 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
March 18, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
March 25, 2023 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
April 1, 2023 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum Center
April 7, 2023 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
April 8, 2023 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 15, 2023 – Milwaukee, WI – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
April 21, 2023 – Orlando, FL – Addition Financial Arena
April 22, 2023 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum
May 5, 2023 – Washington DC, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
May 12, 2023 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Canes River Center Arena
Ledisi tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!