With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Grammy award-winning Boyz II Men is standing its ground as one of the leading R&B vocal groups. After completing world tour dates throughout 2008, the trio will be back on the road for more than 20 additional performances this year.
The Philadelphia-based singers begin their next round of tour dates tomorrow (January 14) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, and conclude the jaunt with a May 10 show at The Klein in Bridgeport, CT. Other dates on the run include a January 16 show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, and a single performance north of the border on February 21 at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, MB.
Boyz II Men has several two-night stands booked throughout the 24-date trek. Runs are booked for March 27-28 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel & Casino in Sparks, NV, May 4-5 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, and May 7-8 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York, NY.
Original members Shawn Stockman, Wanyá Morris and Nathan Morris are touring in support of their 2007 effort “Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA.” The group’s first major label release in five years, the album was produced by Randy Jackson and featured an assortment of Motown standards.
“Our approach was not to taint or take away from the integrity of the original records, but to add a little thing, here or there, and put our Boyz II Men flavor on it,” explained Stockman in a statement on the group’s Web site. “We wanted to pay tribute to an era that had such a major influence on our sound.”
Boyz II Men formed in 1988 and debuted in 1991 with the nine-time Platinum album “Cooleyhighharmony.” Since the hit debut, the group has sold approximately 60 million records, making it one of the best-selling acts in the industry’s history.
“All of the greats have a natural talent that continually bubbles up no matter what’s going on,” Randy Jackson said about the group. “Boyz II Men are like that — just naturally gifted, and the most talented vocal group of our era.”
Boyz II Men itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|January 14||Anaheim, CA||House of Blues|
|January 15||San Diego, CA||House of Blues|
|January 16||Los Angeles, CA||Club Nokia|
|January 17||Primm, NV||Star of the Desert Arena|
|January 18||San Francisco, CA||Mezzanine|
|February 7||Savannah, GA||Savannah Civic Center|
|February 13||Kahului, HI||Maui Arts & Cultural Center|
|February 14||Honolulu, HI||Neal S. Blaisdell Arena|
|February 19||St. Charles, MO||Ameristar Casino|
|February 20||Morton, MN||Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel|
|February 21||Winnipeg, MB||Burton Cummings Theatre|
|March 7||West Wendover, NV||Peppermill Casino|
|March 13||Fayetteville, NC||Crown Center|
|March 14||Greenville, SC||Peace Center Concert Hall|
|March 21||Santa Fe, NM||Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino|
|March 27 – 28||Sparks, NV||John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel & Casino|
|April 25||Gary, IN||Westside Theatre|
|May 4 – 5||Alexandria, VA||Birchmere|
|May 7 – 8||New York, NY||B.B. King’s Blues Club|
|May 9||Foxboro, MA||Showcase Live|
|May 10||Bridgeport, CT||The Klein|