Floetry “Says Yes” To Touring Again In 2016; Extends Dates

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Unless you were hiding under a rock last year, you’ll remember that musical group Floetry put their differences aside and reconnected to pick up where they left off 9 years ago when they set out on a sold out Summer reunion tour.

Since then, most people thought that things fizzled out and it was just a special moment in time because they haven’t heard anything else from the duo…well you’re wrong folks.

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Floetry “Says Yes” To Touring Again In 2016

floetry logo

Unless you were hiding under a rock last year, you’ll remember that musical group Floetry put their differences aside and reconnected to pick up where they left off 9 years ago when they set out on a sold out Summer reunion tour.

Since then, most people thought that things fizzled out and it was just a special moment in time because they haven’t heard anything else from the duo…well you’re wrong folks.

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Floetry Performs Live From Baltimore’s Rams Head Live In April

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Hey DMV, there’s big news for fans of English R&B duo Floetry.

After making their comeback on the music scene last year with the sold out Floetry Reunion tour, “The Songstress” Marsha Ambrosius and “The Floacist” Natalie Stewart will be making their way to Baltimore this year after a long hiatus from the Charm City!

That’s right, the Floetic singers will perform at the downtown music venue Rams Head Live! on Thursday, April 28th. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, January 15th @ 10am.

We are also excited to announce that we will be giving away a pair of tickets to this show as well, so make sure you follow us here and on our social media pages to get contest info.

If you’ve NEVER been to a Floetry concert before, you don’t even know what you’re missing…we promise that you’ll leave as a changed person. Check out this video that we captured of them when they were in the area over the Summer.

Behind The Scenes Of The 2015 Essence Music Festival

We are officially LIVE at the 2015 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA. We’re taking you beyond the stage where you’ll get to see some of your faves after they have sung and danced their hearts out. Take a quick glimpse at some of who came through the press room at Superdome over 3 packed nights.

 

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2015 Essence Music Festival: Sunday Rewind

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We are in the final stretch; this was the LAST DAY of the 2015 Essence Music Festival. Our day started out again over at the Convention Center. Since today was Sunday, and as always at EMF, there were more events geared to the spiritual aspect of things. The Essence Fest attendees get taken to church from well known pastors and musical selections from the country’s top Gospel and Christian artists. This year saw the incomparable Kim Burrell as the honoree of the yearly gospel tribute. This was a totally free show for people, and included special performances by Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, Jonathan McReynolds and more. The Spirit filled the place as you could see people being moved as they waved their hands and began to tear up. Even Ms. Burrell got hit by The Spirit as she jumped out of her seat and grabbed a mic and proceeded to sing. She had a couple of her celebrity friends (India.Arie, Chrisette Michelle, Anita Wilson and Lalah Hathaway) to join her in song.

Footage courtesy of Milo Land on Youtube

Over at the Verizon booth, Omarion was chatting it up with Terrance J about how it feels to be back on the top of the charts and describing his excitement for his performance at the Superdome that night. He also had the opportunity to meet his legion of fans and take pictures with each and every one of them.

The McDonald’s booth was again the hot spot for R&B live performances, when 112 took the stage. It certainly felt like the late 1990’s all over again seeing them move, groove and sing to all of the songs that we knew the words to.

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Floetry’s Reunion Tour Is FINALLY In Motion!

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In this day and age where “instant popcorn” music is all the rage, we have lost touch with artist and music who have given us more than just an instant hit and music that lacks true meaning and soul.

One of the mainstay acts that we turned to for such tunes throughout the 2000’s was British neo-soul group Floetry, comprised of Marsha Ambrosius (“the Songstress”) and Natalie Stewart (“the Floacist”), who gave us songs that we loved such as “Say Yes” and “Getting Late”. All seemed well in the house of floetic, until the group went through a few lineup changes, and then abruptly disbanded in 2007, leaving fans high and dry.

That dry feeling lasted until December 2014 when Stewart came out on stage during Ambrosius’ concert and performed “Floetic” at The Clapham Grand in London. After that moment happened, fans started to speculate and the two members started to tease a 2015 “Reunion Tour”. Now at last, we can put the rumors to bed!

Floetry WILL be venturing on a Summer 2015 tour to span the United States. No official press release has been made, but we have noticed that tickets for selected shows have been going on sale, as well as Concert Daily getting a hold of a “non finalized” list of dates and Marsha has made comments about the tour being real. Check the dates of shows below, which may not all have a set venue as of yet, with more dates to hopefully be added, so stay locked here for all the latest information.

Floetry’s 2015 Reunion Tour Dates:

May 16 – Atlanta, GA., Funk Fest
Jun. 17 – Cleveland, OH., Hard Rock Casino Northfield Park
Jun. 18 – Columbus, OH., The Xclusive Venue
Jun. 19 – St. Louis, MO., The Pageant
Jun. 20 – Detroit, MI., Chene Park Amphitheatre
Jun. 21 – Hammond, IN., The Venue @ Horseshoe Casino
Jun. 23 – Denver, CO., Ogden Theater
Jun. 24 – Anaheim, CA., House Of Blues
Jun. 25 – San Francisco, CA., The Regency Ballroom
Jun. 26 – Tacoma WA., Temple Theater
Jun. 28 – Phoenix, AZ., Celebrity Theatre
Jul. 1 – San Antonio, TX., Aztec
Jul. 2 – Dallas, TX., Medusa
Jul. 3 – Houston, TX., Arena Theater
Jul. 5 – New Orleans, LA., Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Essence Festival)
Jul. 7 – Nashville, TN., City Winery
Jul. 8 – Birmingham, AL., Iron City
Jul. 9 – Louisville, KY., Center of Arts
Jul. 10 – Charlotte, NC., Knight Theater
Jul. 11 – Atlanta, GA., Center Stage
Jul. 12 – Durham, NC., DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Jul. 15 – Norfolk, VA., The Norva
Jul. 16 – Richmond, VA., The National
Jul. 17 – Philadelphia, PA., Theatre of Living Arts
Jul. 18 – Newark, NJ., Prudential Center
Jul. 19 – New York, NY., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Aug. 8 – Columbia, MD., Merriweather Post Pavilion

SoulFest Returns To The Shores Of Australia For Second Year

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The Commonwealth of Australia is often known for its koala bears, kangaroos, and the Outback (no, not the steakhouse, but the geographical location) but during the month of October, it will be known for something a little different, more namely soul. Dubbed as the country’s only annual hip hop and neo-soul festival, Soulfest is coming back to Australia for its 2nd year with a lineup that is bound to get any hip hop head into a fan-girl frenzy.

SoulFest 2015 just recently announced their headliners for the series of concerts to trek across the continent. The bill features the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson and De La Soul to lead the pack for the more established artist, but that’s not all that they have. Floetry, Jhene Aiko, BJ The Chicago Kid, Eric Benet, Talib Kweli, and Dwele help round out a list of people who will be set to take the stage, with this just being the first round of announced performers. What’s most exciting about this show is that it’s filling the long-standing gap in the Australian urban market. Keep checking back for who else will be added to these shows.

Peep the preliminary line up below

Mary J. Blige
Jill Scott
Jhene Aiko
Charlie Wilson
Talib Kweli
De La Soul
Dwele
Eric Benet
Floetry
Daniel Merriweather
Remi
BJ Chicago Kid
Kamasi Washington
Thandie Phoenix
DJ Trey
Soul of Sydney DJs
Maribelle

TOUR DATES AND TICKET DETAILS
Saturday 24th October – The Domain, SYDNEY
Sunday 25th October – Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct, MELBOURNE
Monday 26th October – Western Springs Stadium – AUCKLAND

TICKETING DETAILS
Soulfest Members Pre-Sale: Monday 18th May, 10am or until exhausted
General Public On-Sale: Wednesday 27th May, 10am
Tickets from www.soulfest.com.au

DMV’s Summer Spirit Festival 2015 Concert

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It’s that time of year again: when the best of the hip-hop and R&B worlds join forces on in Columbia, MD to bring you Summer Spirit Festival, which is slated to take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 8th, 2015. Each year’s lineup is always solid, but this year might be one for the books. Floetry, after making big headlines this past winter with a comeback after an 8 year hiatus, will headline the festival with Erykah Badu. They’ll be joined by other supreme talents like Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, and Avery*Sunshine among many more.

Last year, we were graced by the presence of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, and Raheem DeVaughn as the headliners of the show, and the certainly brought the house down.

Tickets for this event will go on-sale Friday, March 27 @ 10AM on Ticketfly or at the Merriweather Box Office.

2015 Essence Music Festival [Featuring Missy Elliott, Usher and more]

It’s that time again to find out who exactly will be taking over NOLA this 4th of July weekend. That’s right, one of the biggest national musical events, the annual Essence Music Festival, slated for July 2nd – 5th, has recently released who will be headlining their concert series.

This year, a lot of usual festival goers were up in the air about whether or not they wanted to go to “the party with a purpose” simply because the organizers were dragging their feet with announcing not only who the headliners would be, but who would be performing PERIOD!

Last year’s festival brought some huge names in music, with the likes of Prince, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, Janelle Monae and many more taking the stages, so get into who will be rocking the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year…is it anybody that you want to see?

Headliners include Festival first-timer, Kendrick Lamar and Festival favorite, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Missy Elliott

Also confirmed to perform at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Common, Floetry, Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico &Vinz, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kindred The Family Soul, Tweet, Jeff Bradshaw and Tank & The Bangas.

Kevin Hart, Trey Songz, and Lecrae will headline the festival’s opening “Now Playing” concert, a sort of soft opening, on Thursday, July 2. The festival first presented a smaller Thursday night event, with reduced seating and only one stage, in 2014. Hart first performed on the main Essence stage in 2012.

Acts will continuously be added to this already impressive list, so keep it locked on Concert Daily for all the updates. You can purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.