Music icon Stevie Wonder today was scheduled to announce he would embark on his first concert tour in more than 20 years, and brokers are gearing up for huge fan interest despite the long hiatus.
Brokers speculate that this could translate into great ticket sales. “Stevie Wonder is huge, he is great,” said one Jacksonville, FL-based ticket broker. “I have no doubt he will be a top seller.” When asked about advance ticket sales, the broker responded, “We more than expect to sell a lot of tickets in advance.” . . .
A broker who goes by the name Laura with Los Angeles-based Applause-Tickets.com also believes in the potential success of the Motown superstar. “Stevie Wonder will definitely be a top seller,” she said.
The Motown legend has stayed active in the music scene with guest appearances and collaborations in the 20 years since his last tour. Motown Records signed visually impaired singer/songwriter at the age of 11, and he subsequently went on to win multiple Grammy Awards and become known throughout the world. He has nine number one hits, and his album sales have exceeded 100 million units.
DATE CITY VENUE
Aug. 23 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
Aug. 25 Lake Tahoe, CA Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Aug. 28 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 30 Portland, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 Woodinville, WA Chateau Saint Michelle Winery
Sept. 4 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Sept. 5 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Sept. 10 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
Sept. 12 Detroit, MI Meadowbrook
Sept. 14 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 16 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Sept. 20 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion