New Edition Announces The Culture Tour beginning February 2022 with Charlie Wilson and Special Guest Jodeci
Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas to Host Concert Saturday, March 19
LAS VEGAS (December 13, 2021) – Veteran R&B group New Edition headlines an iconic lineup with the legendary Charlie Wilson, along with special guest, Jodeci, the bad boys of R&B. In partnership with The Black Promoters Collective, a 100-percent Black-owned promotions company composed of veteran live entertainment promoters, The Culture Tour kicks off a 30-city tour February 2022 with a stop scheduled at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
Tickets ranging in price from $79 to $179 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. PT at axs.com. American Express® Card members will receive access to a pre-sale running Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. M life Rewards members and AXS customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Thursday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. To join the M life Rewards program or for more information, visit mlife.com.
In 1983, New Edition released its debut single Candy Girl off their self-titled album, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Black Single Charts, jumping ahead of Michael Jackson’s Beat It. Since then, New Edition has released more than six studio albums, received multiple Soul Train and American Music Awards, and a GRAMMY Award nomination. In 2017, BET Network released their three-part Biopic: The New Edition Story, airing over three consecutive nights. The mini-series attracted 29 million total viewers. That same year, the network honored them with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the group as one of the innovators of R&B. They have remained one of the most influential R&B groups of the last 30 years and counting, catapulting the solo careers of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant, and Bell Biv DeVoe.
Viewers experienced a sense of nostalgia during the American Music Awards in November 2021, when New Edition performed alongside ‘80s boy band, New Kids on the Block. Often credited as the creators of the modern-day boy bands, New Edition will attract fans old and new. Starring all six members, Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill, this is the group’s first tour since 2014.
With a career spanning over four decades, Charlie Wilson also known as “Uncle Charlie,” is one of the few names in music that resonate with multiple generations of music lovers. Beginning as the co-founder/lead singer for The Gap Band (“Outstanding, “Burn Rubber On Me,” “Yearning For Your Love,”) Wilson later embarked on a successful solo career garnering himself 13 GRAMMY Awards nominations, 11 NAACP Image Awards (including two wins), the BMI Icon Award in 2005, and the 2009 Soul Train Icon Award. His No. 1 solo hits include “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” “There Goes My Baby,” and “You Are” to name a few. In 2020 and 2009, he was named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Adult R&B Male Artist and remains the Top Adult Male Artist with the most No. 1s in three decades. He was honored by BET with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 with an all-star tribute by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Snoop Dogg.
Representing the sound that shaped ‘90s R&B, the iconic group Jodeci joins the tour as a special guest. The group debuted their first album, Forever My Lady, in 1991 and have sold more than 20 million records worldwide. They have been the soundtrack to many music lover’s most memorable moments for over 30 years with hit songs “Forever My Lady,” “Stay,” and “Come and Talk To Me.” After a several year hiatus the group has reunited and are ready to show fans why they reign supreme as one of the most iconic R&B groups of all time.
For more information, visit https://www.neweditionlegacy.com/.
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About the Black Promoters Collective
The Black Promoters Collective (BPC) is a coalition of six of the nation’s top independent concert promotion and event production companies. As a 100% Black -owned business, their mission is to be the world’s leading producer and provider of culturally relevant live entertainment experiences. To learn more, visit http://www.blackpromoterscollective.com.
About Michelob ULTRA Arena
The Michelob ULTRA Arena is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the arena, which was recently renovated in 2018, offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The entertainment venue is home to WNBA team, the Las Vegas Aces, the city’s first professional basketball team. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Michelob ULTRA Arena also has been home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, USA Basketball and the Latin Billboard Music Awards.
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