LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Budweiser, Live Nation and Haymon Events announced today the return of Budweiser Superfest with an 18-city tour kicking off on August 5th.
During its run from 1979 through 1999, the Budweiser Superfest built its Soul and R&B reputation with headliners such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, TLC, Parliament, Luther Vandross and other musical legends.
The 2010 tour will feature an all-star lineup of today's R&B favorites including Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, Abraham McDonald and Hal Linton, with more to be announced.
"Budweiser Superfest has created a unique place in music history as one of the must-see annual urban concert series of the eighties and nineties by featuring the best in R&B music year after year. We expect to carry on that legacy with a stellar line up of artists already confirmed for the 2010 return," said Russell Wallach, President, Live Nation Network according to the press release.
Budweiser Superfest will travel through a mix of amphitheaters and arenas starting with Cleveland's Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City and continuing through the September 5th concert at Dallas' Superpages.com Center.
Along with the Budweiser Superfest revival, Budweiser is searching for local 21+ talent in select Superfest cities to compete in its "Battle for the Crown" promotion. Winners of each "Battle for the Crown" competition will earn a chance to be the opening act for the local concert, show tickets, cash and other prizes in select markets. Competitions will take place in the weeks prior to each concert.
At the conclusion of the Superfest tour, fans can view performances by the local winners to vote for their favorite and the 2010 "Battle for the Crown" grand prize winner will receive $25,000.
8/5 – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City – Cleveland, OH
8/6 – Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, D.C.
8/7 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – New York
8/8 – Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
8/13 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Oakland, CA
8/14 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
8/19 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
8/20 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/21 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
8/22 – Desoto Center – Memphis, TN
8/26 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
8/27 – Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
8/28 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/29 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Philadelphia, PA
9/2 – Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
9/3 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
9/4 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
9/5 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers