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Anita Baker Extends Her Farewell Tour

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(CelebrityAccess) — After more than 50 sold out shows in front of 200,000 fans, Singer Anita Baker announced she’s extending her farewell tour with a limited residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas and international performances at Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

Baker announced her farewell tour in 2018 and has been on the road with the tour since, with help from guest performers such as evie Wonder, Regina Belle, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, India.Arie, BeBe Winans, Emily King, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Tyler Perry, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and many more.

The run included a trio of sold-out shows at the MGM National Harbor in Washington, a sold-out performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, as well as sold-out shows at the Ryman, Radio City Music Hall, and the Chicago Theatre.

Last year, she was recognized with Anita Baker Day proclamations in St. Louis, Atlanta and Nashville, and she was the recipient of the 2018 BET Lifetime Achievement Award.

“When I came up in the business I had amazing people like Tom Joyner at radio, I had amazing formats like ‘The Quiet Storm’ that supported me as a young artist. And I would ask the singers that are veterans… when you see the young ones tap them on the shoulder, they need you. Young ones… find a veteran and tap them on the shoulder and introduce yourself. Let’s take care of each other, we need each other, we can’t do it alone,” she said during her BET acceptance speech.

UPCOMING DATES

5/10/19 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre – Sold Out
5/12/19 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Sold Out
5/31/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
6/1/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
6/5/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
6/7/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
6/8/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
7/10/2019 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival
7/12/2019 – Rotterdam, NL – North Sea Jazz Festival

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