Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced today his new national tour Forever Charlie will kick off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, OH and will wrap on March 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour is named after Wilson’s upcoming album that is slated for a January 27 release on RCA Records. Charlie Wilson’s new single “Goodnight Kisses” was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio and Billboard says about the single “…Over snap-and-swing doo-wop-inspired production, the GAP Band co-founder sings sweetly about his loved one’s smoochies. At 61 years old, Wilson is still as convincing a romantic as ever.”
Fans who pre-order Forever Charlie,from the singer’s official on-line store, will gain first access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming tour (http://myplay.me/1cv2). At the time of purchase, buyers will receive a pre-sale code. This particular pre-sale will begin on December 9 at 10 AM local time. The general public on-sale begins December 12 starting at 10 AM local time. Detailed information will be available on www.charliewilsonmusic.com.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 10 at 10 AM through Thursday, December 11 at 10 PM. All times are local.
VIP packages will be available and will include a seat within the first 10 rows and a meet and greet with Charlie Wilson (among other exclusive VIP tour items).
“I am so glad to be on the road once again and to bring my show to so many cities across the country. It’s going to be a special night for all the ladies that will join me and my special guests!” says Charlie Wilson. “I am looking forward to sharing the stage with my two talented friends Kem and Joe. They are both artists that I admire and am honored to have them on my tour. We are planning a show the audience won’t ever forget.”
Jeff Sharp, Vice President of Urban Touring AEG Live says “The Forever Charlie Tour is the most prominent R&B tour for an adult urban audience that is scheduled to hit the road in 2015 thus far. The fact that three of the most important male vocalist/entertainers of our era are sharing the same stage nightly is something that brings AEG as a company to commit any and all of its many assets to the project.”
Wilson has received seven Grammy nominations and multiple awards throughout his career; he was named Billboard magazine’s #1 Adult R&B Artist and has had eight #1 records that topped the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart including, “Without You,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” “Magic,” “There Goes My Baby,”“Can’t Live Without You,” “You Are,”“Life of the Party” and“My Love Is All I Have.” Most recently, Wilson received a Grammy nomination for the song “If I Believe” in the Gospel category; he was also an NAACP Outstanding Album Award winner for the album Love, Charlie and BET presented to Wilson a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. AEG Live’s global touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, The Messina Group, Marshall Arts, Marshall Arts USA, Goldenvoice Touring and AEG Live New York, London, South America and Asia consistently promote and produce top 10 international tours. The company currently produces residency shows at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
THE FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR DATES:
*All dates and venues below subject to change.
Feb. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
Feb. 13 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Feb. 14 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Feb. 18 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Feb. 20 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Feb. 22 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
Feb. 26 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Arena
Feb. 27 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center
March 1 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
March 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 6 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Center
March 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
March 8 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
March 10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
March 13 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
March 14 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
March 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
March 18 – Mobile, AL – Civic Center
March 19 – Boosier City, LA – Century Link Center
March 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy
March 22 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
March 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
March 27 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena