Day26 Announces ‘A New Day Tour’ Dates

Day26 will celebrate their 10th anniversary on the road. The R&B quintet has announced the dates for their A New Day Tour. The 15-city tour will kick off in Fresno, Calif. on April 22, before hitting major cities across the U.S. including Denver, St. Louis, Atlanta and Baltimore. The tour will conclude in Philadelphia on July 2.

“This journey has been a roller coaster consisting the ups and downs, but we thank God for his vision with Day26,” says Willie Taylor. “For he is the almighty, and we just thank Him for this next chapter of our lives. This tour is about to be electrifying, inspiring and just not stop entertainment!”

The tour is also named after their upcoming album, A New Day, which will release this year on 826 Boyz/EMPIRE. The album will include their current single “4 Shots.”

Day26’s A New Day Tour Dates
April 22 — Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
April 26 — Oakland, CA @ The Complex
May 2 — Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
May 6 — Denver, CO @ The Roxy
May 8 — Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 9 — St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
May 17 — Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
June 2 — Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
June 6 — Dallas, TX @ Trees Dallas
June 7 — Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
June 15 — Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre
June 17 — San Diego, CA @ The Music Box
June 18 — Carson, CA @ The Sol Venue
June 24 — Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
July 1 — Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
July 2 — Philadelphia, PA @ Coda

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Jorja Smith Announces Debut Album ‘Lost & Found’

It’s about time. After several major features with hip-hop biggest stars (Drake, Kendrick Lamar), rising singer Jorja Smith has announced her debut album, Lost & Found, will arrive on June 8.

Smith will enjoy the spotlight alone on Lost & Found as there are no features on the project, which includes “Teenage Fantasy” and “Blue Lights.” She performed the latter song along with “On My Mind” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week.

Lost & Found Track List
1. “Lost & Found”
2. “Teenage Fantasy”
3. “Where Did I Go?”
4. “February 3rd”
5. “On Your Own”
6. “The One”
7. “Wandering Romance”
8. “Blue Lights”
9. “Lifeboats (Freestyle)”
10. “Goodbyes”
11. “Tomorrow”
12. “Don’t Watch Me Cry”

Pre-order Smith’s Lost & Found today.


Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots to Headline Smokin’ Grooves Festival

The performance lineup for the Smokin’ Grooves Festival has been announced. Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots are set to headline the event, which takes plance on June 16 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Other artists on the bill include Jhene Aiko, NxWorries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), H.E.R., Majid Jordan, dvsn, Tiara Thomas, Lion Babe, Arin Ray, Ravyn Lenae, Omarion and THEY, to name a few.

While Badu doesn’t have a new project out, fans will be expecting to hear her classic records. Miguel and Jhené Aiko will promote their latest albums. The latter artist released her  sophomore album Trip last September, while Miguel delivered his third album, War & Leisure, in December.

Tickets are on sale now at

See the complete Smokin’ Grooves lineup below.

JoJo Announces ‘Leaks, Mixtapes and Covers’ Tour Dates

JoJo will soon embark on a 15-date tour. Dubbed Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes, the singer will launch her tour in Anaheim, Calif. on May 29. From there, she will travel to several other major cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York before concluding in Dallas, TX on June 26.

Last August, JoJo launched her Clover Music imprint at Interscope Records. “I’m reunited with [Aaron Bay-Schuck], my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there,” JoJo explained. “One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill one of my ultimate goals, which was ownership.”

Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes Tour Schedule

Aaaaffddkfkfjskshdhshksdjiehagayahff!!!!!!! You have no idea how excited I am to sing these songs live for the very first time 😭😭😭 Leaks. Covers. & Mixtapes. This tour is especially for everyone who rocked with me when my hands were tied and my voice was silenced… thought it’d be mad fun to perform these songs since they were such a massive part of my life and you have always shown such passion for them. I wanted to keep the shows small and intimate so… get your tix now baebs. I miss seeing you up close and I want to get that connection that inspires me so much while I’m working on NEW material for my next project. Just starting to put the set list together… what songs do you want to hear most?! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 •ARTIST PRE-SALE tickets are available tomorrow, April 25th at 10am local time – use password: JOJOEXCLUSIVE •VENUE PRESALE tickets available this Thurs, April 26th at 10am •GENERAL tix go on sale this Fri, April 27th at 10am local (except New York, which goes on sale at noon)

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