Gospel Superstar Kirk Franklin & Vocal Powerhouse Ledisi Announce “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour”



By ENSPIRE Contributor: Djata Doumbouya

Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and vocal powerhouse Ledisi have teamed up to co-headline “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour.”  The 27-city tour will kick off on October 25 in Oakland, CA at Paramount Theater and culminate on December 2 in Richmond, VA at The Altria Theater.  The two will interweave an amazing show that will touch your heart, body, and soul.  The tour will be stopping in major cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sacramento, Chicago, Houston, Nashville and more. Opening up the tour will be PJ Morton [**Major in selected cities]. Both Ledisi and Kirk Franklin will be performing various fan favorites as well as songs from Kirk’s current album Losing My Religion and a few songs from Ledisi’s upcoming album Let Love Rule. This tour will mark the first time that both artists have been on the road together performing for adoring fans. VIP pre-sale tickets are Tickets are available for premium seating, meet & greet, exclusive merchandise and general public ticketing are available in most cities. For tickets, fans can log onto to the websites for both Kirk Franklin (Click Here) and Ledisi (Click Here) for more information.

When asked about the tour Ledisi states, “This tour is non-traditional on purpose. The goal is to not alienate anyone, bringing all people together and to perform music that inspires and reflect the human experience. This is an event for Music as a whole. That is why it is called ‘The Rebel, The Soul, and The Saint.’” She also goes on to say “How awesome will it be to see all these wonderful people on stage, fearlessly expressing life, spirit, and LOVE through music. I am looking forward to this tour with the great Kirk Franklin.”In addition, Kirk Franklin says “In this climate the world definitely needs to be reminded of the power of love. From God’s heart to the human touch, Ledisi and I are excited to bring the power of love to the people!”

Ledisi, who is a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, is gearing up to release her new album Let Love Rule on September 22. The album is growing with anticipation as the lead single HIGH is moving up the UAC chart (# 14) garnering airplay, across the country and on influential stations such as SiriusXM Heart & Soul and Music Choice R&B/Soul. Ledisi has released the video to “HIGH” (Click Here to View) as well as performed it at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards (Click Here to View).

Since making his debut in the early 90s, Kirk Franklin has established himself as a trailblazer and icon in contemporary music. He first burst onto the world stage with Kirk Franklin & The Family, forever changing the look and sound of gospel music. Since then, Franklin has written and produced timeless, genre-bending music for himself and other artists earning numerous awards and accolades, including twelve Grammys and forty-three Stellar Awards, and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. With a career spanning over 25 years, he continues to break new ground and make indelible contributions to popular music.

The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour Dates            

10/25/2017     Oakland         CA        Paramount Theater
                        10/27/2017     Sacramento   CA        Sacramento Community Theater
10/28/2017     Los Angeles   CA        Microsoft Theater
10/29/2017     Phoenix          AZ        Comerica Theater
           11/1/2017       St Louis          MO       Peabody Opera House**
        11/2/2017       Northfield        OH       Hard Rock Casino**
11/4/2017       Minneapolis    MN       State Theater**
11/7/2017       Pittsburgh       PA        Byham Theater
11/8/2017       Chicago          IL         Chicago Theater
11/9/2017       Milwaukee      WI        Pabst Theater
11/10/2017     Detroit            MI         Fox Theater
       11/11/2017    Indianapolis    IN         Murat Theater**
                                   11/12/2017     Nashville        TN        Schermerhorn Symphony Center
                  11/15/2017     Houston         TX        Revention Music Center
    11/16/2017     Jackson          MS       Thalia Mara Hall
                             11/17/2017     Birmingham    AL        Historic Boutwell Auditorium
    11/18/2017     Louisville        KY        Palace Theater**
             11/19/2017     Atlanta           GA        Cobb Energy Center**
        11/21/2017     Charlotte        NC        Ovens Auditorium**
    11/22/2017     Baltimore       MD        The Modell Lyric
11/24/2017     Upper Darby  PA         Tower Theater
          11/25/2017     Washington    DC        DAR Constitution Hall
11/26/2017     Newark           NJ         NJPAC
11/28/2017     Brooklyn         NY        Kings Theater
11/29/2017     Westbury        NY       Theater at Westbury
12/1/2017       Norfolk           VA         Constant Convocation Center
12/2/2017       Richmond      VA         Altria Theater

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