As a child, I remember listening to gospel radio with my mom, and one of the mainstays on the airwaves at the time was Kirk Franklin & The Family. One of my favorite songs of his, and still to this day is “Melodies From Heaven“…and this song was curated in the 90’s. Yes folks, let me say that again, the 90’s! Has it been over 20+ years already that Kirk Franklin has been at the forefront of contemporary gospel music? It certainly has.
He’s gone through many iterations, from singing with The Family, God’s Property, Nu Nation and One Nation Crew, before going the solo route. Now herald as an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin has taken gospel music on a few different changes (for the better) and made it “hip” for young kids to catch a blessing through music. Now Kirk Franklin wants to give you a friendly reminder of why he’s been able to last so long in the music industry.
He has announced the ‘20 Years in One Night Tour‘ that will be in retrospect of his two decade plus career, as well as supporting his new album ‘Losing My Religion’. The 24-city concert tour will kick off on March 15, 2016 in Miami, FL and visit other major U.S. cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Oakland and Washington, D.C.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com. Find all of the tour dates below to see which show you’ll be attending, because the last time I saw him live, I left the show still wanting more.
Kirk Franklin’s ’20 Years In One Night’ 2016 Tour Dates:
Mar. 15 – Miami, FL., The Fillmore Miami Beach
Mar. 17 – Atlanta, GA., The Tabernacle
Mar. 18 – Greensboro, NC., Greensboro
Mar. 19 – Washington, DC., Warner Theatre
Mar. 20 – Norfolk, VA., Chrysler Hall
Mar. 22 – Brooklyn, NY., Kings Theatre
Mar. 23 – Upper Darby, PA., Tower Theatre
Mar. 24 – Cleveland, OH., The Masonic Temple
Mar. 25 – Detroit, MI., Fox Theatre
Mar. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA., Heinz Hall
Mar. 29 – Nashville, TN., Ryman Auditorium
Mar. 31 – Louisville, KY., Palace Theatre
Apr. 1 – Chicago, IL., Chicago Theatre
Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN., State Theatre
Apr. 3 – Indianapolis, IN., Murat Theatre
Apr. 5 – St. Louis, MO., Peabody Opera House
Apr. 8 – Oklahoma City, OK., The Criterion
Apr. 9 – San Antonio, TX., The Aztec Theater
Apr. 10 – Dallas, TX., Majestic Theatre
Apr. 11 – Houston, TX., Revention Music Center
Apr. 14 – Phoenix, AZ., Comerica Theatre
Apr. 15 – Los Angeles, CA., The Wiltern
Apr. 16 – Oakland, CA., Paramount Theatre
[Feature photo courtesy of Billboard.com]