Babyface and Kem have announced their joint tour dubbed The Full Circle Tour.
The tour, hosted by Sherri Shepherd, kicks off on March 30, at the VSU Multipurpose Center in Petersburg, Virginia.
From there, the R&B gents will travel across the U.S., hitting major cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The tour will conclude on May 15, at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. local time on ticketmaster.com.
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Kem will be supporting his latest album, Love Always Wins, which was reissued in 2021 with two new tracks. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, includes his hit singles “Lie To Me” and “Live Out Your Love” featuring Toni Braxton.
Speaking on his Braxton-assisted tune, Kem told Rated R&B in an interview, “This record, in particular, I think some of that Marvin Gaye music was inspirational for sure.
It’s got a Marvin-esque vibe to it and I’m doing some of the classic Marvin licks just to pay homage, not to try to emulate but just pay respect to that genre and legacy.”
As for Babyface, the iconic singer/songwriter/producer was featured on Jam & Lewis’ 2021 debut album, Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1, on “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It.” Last year, he also shared his demo of The Whispers’ 1987 classic “Rock Steady,” under the moniker Lil Bayface.
It’s been some time since we’ve heard a new project from Babyface. In 2015, he released Return of the Tender Lover. A year before that, he teamed up with his longtime collaborator Toni Braxton for their joint album, Love, Marriage & Divorce. It won Best R&B Album at the 57th Grammy Awards.
Babyface and Kem’s Full Circle Tour Dates
March 30 – Petersburg, VA @ VSU Multipurpose Center
March 31 – Baltimore, MD @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
April 1 – Springfield, MA @ MGM Springfield
April 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Liacouras Center
April 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Kiefer University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena
April 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
April 10 – Orlando, FL @ Addition Financial Arena
April 14 – Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
April 15 – Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
April 16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
April 17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre
April 21 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden
April 22 – Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena
April 23 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
April 24 – National Harbor, MD @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
April 27 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
April 29 – Chicago, IL @ Wintrust Arena
April 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
May 1 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
May 5 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum – Special Events Center
May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
May 7 – Macon, GA @ Macon Coliseum
May 8 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
May 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
May 15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena