Ro James Announces Headlining ‘XIX Tour’ Dates


The show goes on. Following his opening on gig on Maxwell and Mary J. Blige’s King and Queen of Hearts Tour, Ro James announces his own headlining tour.

Dubbed XIX Tour, the 23-city trek will kick off on February 3, 2017 in Portland, Ore. From there, James will play in major cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, to name a few.

On February 14, James will perform a special Valentine’s Day show in Detroit with Joe, Chrisette and Vivan Greene.

James’ XIX Tour will support his debut album, Eldoradowhich features his Grammy-nominated single “Permission.”

Ro James XIX Tour Dates

Feb. 3 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Feb. 4 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
Feb. 6 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
Feb. 7 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
Feb. 9 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room @ The Observatory
Feb. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Feb. 14 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre w/ Joe, Chrisette and Vivian Greene
Feb. 15 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
Feb. 19 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Feb. 22 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
Feb. 23 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
Feb. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
Feb. 25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
Feb. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
Feb. 28 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Mar. 2 – Washington, D.C. – The Howard Theatre
Mar. 3 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Mar. 5 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
Mar. 7 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
Mar. 8 – Cleveland, OH – The Cambridge Room @ HOB
Mar. 9 – Chicago, IL – The Promontory
Mar. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s Casino
Mar. 11 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

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Tinashe Sets Release Date for New Album ‘Joyride’

Let us rejoice! Tinashe’s oft-delayed sophomore album, Joyride, will finally see the light next month.

The singer has announced her new project will release on April 13 via RCA Records. She also unveiled the official artwork, which shows her in a dress with a jetpack attached. “The wait is over,” she captioned on Twitter.

Joyride will include previous singles “No Drama” featuring Offset and “Faded Love” featuring Future.

The LP is the follow-up to Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius, which released in 2014.


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Mya Announces New Album ‘TKO’ + Previews New Single ‘Damage’

Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since Mya released her self-titled debut album? The R&B veteran will celebrate this milestone with a brand new album. Titled TKO (The Knock Out), Mya’s eighth studio album is set to release on April 20, just one day before the 20th anniversary of Mya. 

The album will feature her previous singles “Ready for Whatever,“Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.” Before TKO drops, Mya will release another single called “Damage” on March 23. The sultry song is available for pre-order now.

TKO will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Listen to a snippet of the record on Amazon.

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Kali Uchis Announces Debut Album ‘Isolation’

Rising soul artist Kali Uchis will release her debut album, Isolation, on April 6 via Interscope Records.

The Colombian-American singer shared the news moments before making her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where she performed “After the Storm” with Tyler, The Creator.

“Wow you just dunno how amazed I was to finally announce my FIRST ALBUM!!! & to perform my song for the first time on TV!! thank you so much everyone who has been supportive & open to growing with me,” Uchis wrote on Instagram.

Isolation will go on presale on March 23.

Uchis was nominated for a Grammy this year for her guest vocals on Daniel Caesar’s hit single “Get You.”

Watch Kali Uchis perform “After the Storm” below.

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