After wrapping a January run across the UK with the Pussycat Dolls, R&B artist Ne-Yo will hit the States for a tour of his own. The Grammy nominated vocalist will start up the U.S. jaunt on February 5 with a show at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV, and continue on through a March 1 gig at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO.
Other highlights for the 15-city, coast-to-coast outing include a February 7 set at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, a February 18 show at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, a February 20 concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY, and a February 25 performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
Ne-Yo is touring behind his third studio album, the September 2008 release “Year of the Gentleman.” The critically acclaimed album was also commercially well-received and debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 2. Though his previous albums, “In My Own Words” (2006) and “Because of You” (2007), also received high marks from critics, Ne-Yo has largely remained out of the public eye.
In a statement on his Web site, Ne-Yo acknowledged that he has often felt underappreciated as a musician, though he is thankful for all the support he receives. He attributed his underexposure to being a “fully functional, normal human being” who doesn’t feature prominently in the tabloids and, as a result, is marked as “boring” by the media.
However, since receiving six Grammy nominations, including a nod for Album of the Year, Ne-Yo has changed his tune. “I have to eat my words as of late,” he explained. “Needless to say, I don’t feel very under appreciated anymore.”
(Dates subject to change.)
|January 12||Nagoya, JAP||Zepp Nagoya|
|January 19||Glasgow, SCO||S.E.C.C.|
|January 21||Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG||Metro Radio Arena|
|January 22||Birmingham, ENG||The NIA|
|January 24||Nottingham, ENG||Trent FM Arena|
|January 27 – 28||London, ENG||United Kingdom O2 Arena|
|January 29||Manchester, ENG||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|January 30||Cardiff, WAL||Cardiff International Arena|
|February 5||Las Vegas, NV||Pearl Concert Theater|
|February 6||Oakland, CA||Paramount Theatre|
|February 7||Los Angeles, CA||Club Nokia|
|February 11||Miami, FL||Waterfront Theater|
|February 13||New Orleans, LA||Lakefront Arena|
|February 14||Houston, TX||Reliant Center @ Reliant Park|
|February 15||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie|
|February 18||Washington, DC||DAR Constitution Hall|
|February 19||Baltimore, MD||Lyric Opera House|
|February 20||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
|February 21||Orlando, FL||Universal Studios|
|February 22||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theatre|
|February 25||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theatre|
|February 26||Memphis, TN||Orpheum Theatre|
|March 1||St. Louis, MO||Fabulous Fox Theatre|