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

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Justine Skye Teams with /Nyden for Clothing Collection

The fashion world is calling Justine Skye. The Brooklyn starlet joins forces with /Nyden to co-create a clothing collection that will launch this fall.

The non-traditional fashion brand is giving Skye the green light to design a line of 15 distinct pieces to her liking. Creative Director of /Nyden Stina Force is excited about Skye incorporating her eye-catching style and artistic vision with their brand.

“Justine’s minimalistic yet extremely colorful personality makes her a perfect tribe leader for /Nyden,” said Force. “It has been so much fun working with Justine and watching her channel one of her many talents – fashion design – into creating playful yet striking clothes for her current and future fans.”

Skye is equally as excited about the partnership with /Nyden. “As an artist, I understand the importance of self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are and I’m very excited to team up with /Nyden to design clothing that help people communicate their strength and independence to the world,” said Skye. “/Nyden and I are on the same wavelength. Working together, updating classic styles to be ultra-modern and feminine for the young women of today. This collaboration allows me to be authentic and true to who I am, a creator.”

Skye isn’t new to the fashion industry. She was announced as a brand ambassador for True Religion and PrettyLittleThing last year. She also sported striking outfits on her Ultraviolet Tour to support her debut album under the same name earlier this spring.

To receive updates on Skye’s capsule collection, visit

Chloe x Halle to Perform at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Chloe x Halle will grace the stage at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The sister duo is scheduled to take the stage to perform “Warrior” from the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. They’ll also promote their debut album The Kids Are Alright with a medley.

Halle shared what inspired them to pen “Warrior” for the Disney film in the April issue of NYLON magazine. “We watched the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, the word that stood out to us was ‘warrior’ And we kind of just wrote a love letter to ourselves as young girls and what we want to be, and it came out to be ‘Warrior,’” said Halle.

Chloe x Halle are also nominated for Best Group at the 2018 BET Awards. Their critically-acclaimed debut album The Kids Are Alright is still receiving rave reviews.

Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Jamie Foxx to Host 2018 BET Awards

Jamie Foxx will return as the host of the 2018 BET Awards. This will be his second time hosting the BET Awards since 2009.

Foxx joins an A-List roster of comedians who have hosted the ceremony, including Leslie Jones, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Rock, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker.

The Unpredictable singer has a busy year ahead of him. He will star in Lionsgate’s action-adventure Robin Hood, which hits theaters November 21. He is also working on his directorial debut in the upcoming film, All-Star Weekend, which he wrote and stars in.

The 2018 BET Awards nominations were announced last week with Rihanna and SZA among the top nominees. R&B newbies H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar scored their first-ever nominations, including Best New Artist.

The 2018 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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