Kem announces tour with El DeBarge and Ledisi

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    Kem tourJanuary 12, 2010 (Detroit, MI) - Universal Motown Records Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer KEM has confirmed headlining dates for his 2011 U.S. "Intimacy" tour, with special guests, El DeBarge and Ledisi. The tour takes its name from the title ofKEM's critically acclaimed latest album, Intimacy, and will make stops at concert halls throughout North America, beginning on February 17 at the Hobby Center Sarofim Hall in Houston, Texas. For tickets and additional information, please visit

    A galvanizing live performer, who commands the stage with his soulful vocal ability and captivating stage presence, KEM promises to deliver a standout live experience not to be missed. In addition to revisiting popular classics such as "Love Calls" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," the Detroit native will also showcase new favorites from Intimacy, including the powerful lead single "Why Would You Stay,"which is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, airing on February 13, 2011 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.

    Named one of 2011's "8 Great Grammy Nominees" by Entertainment WeeklyKEM released his third album, Intimacy, in August 2010. The album debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and quickly soared to No. 1 on iTunes' Top R&B Albums chart, No. 2 onBillboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, No. 6 on iTunes' Top Albums Chart, and No. 8 on Billboard's Digital Albums chart.

    The first two singles from Intimacy have saturated urban AC airwaves at radio: "Share My Life" is currently ranked in the Top 10 of the Mediabase Urban AC chart and is destined to become a wedding anthem for generations to come, while "Why Would You Stay" is holding steady on Billboard's Heatseekers Songs chart and on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Why Would You Stay" also hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Urban AC chart for six (6) weeks and was No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B chart for three (3) weeks.


    February 17, 2011                Hobby Ctr. Sarofim Hall       Houston, TX
    February 18, 2011                Verizon Theatre                    Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX
    February 19, 2011                UNO Lakefront Arena           New Orleans, LA
    February 20, 2011                BJCC Concert Hall                  Birmingham, AL
    February 24, 2011                Theater at MSG (no Ledisi)  New York City, NY
    February 25, 2011                Tower Theatre                      Philadelphia, PA
    February 26, 2011                tbd                                          Atlantic City, NJ
    February 27, 2011                Landmark Theater                Richmond, VA
    March 3, 2011                       Schuster PAC: Mead TH.       Dayton, OH
    March 4, 2011                       TPAC                                       Nashville, TN
    March 5, 2011                       FOX Theatre                          St. Louis, MO
    March 6, 2011                       Orpheum Theatre                 Memphis, TN
    March 10, 2011                     Moran Theatre                      Charleston, SC
    March 11, 2011                     Fox Theatre                           Atlanta, GA
    March 12, 2011                     Township Theatre                Columbia, SC
    March 13, 2011                     PAC Theatre                          Charleston, SC
    March 17, 2011                     State Theatre                         Cleveland, OH
    March 18, 2011                     Constitution Hall                   Washington, D.C.
    March 19, 2011                     Constitution Hall                   Washington, D.C.
    March 20, 2011                     Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD          
    March 24, 2011                     Dow Events Theater             Saginaw, MI
    March 25, 2011                     Fox Theatre                           Detroit, MI
    March 26, 2011                     Auditorium Theatre              Chicago, IL
    March 27, 2011                     Palace Theatre                      Louisville, KY
    March 31, 2011                     Chrysler Hall                          Norfolk, VA
    April 1, 2011                          Ovens Auditorium                 Charlotte, NC
    April 2, 2011                          Bell Auditorium                     Augusta, GA
    April 3, 2011                          Festival C.A.A.                        Tampa/St. Pete         
    *** West Coast Dates TBD              


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