R&B songstress Estelle is chasing her first Grammy win with a new three-week tour of the U.S. Her first performance is booked for February 21 at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA, and she’ll continue on the road through a March 12 concert at Centerstage in Atlanta, GA.
The 14-city jaunt will take Estelle from coast to coast across the U.S., including a one-show stop north of the border in Canada. Highlights for the run are a February 25 session at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a March 3 performance at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, and a March 10 show at the House of Blues in Houston, TX.
This is not the first U.S. tour for the England-based singer-songwriter and producer. Estelle recently completed a supporting stint on tour with R&B musician John Legend.
After an earlier experience recording together, Legend signed the up-and-coming Estelle to his HomeSchool label for the release of her 2008 record “Shine.” In a statement, Legend explained, “She has a special voice, unlike any other voice out there in mainstream music, and she can really write…. I’m excited and honored to have her as the first artist on my label.”
The album peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 6 on the R&B charts. The hit single “American Boy,” featuring rapper Kanye West, was nominated for three Grammy Awards and won for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 21||Swarthmore, PA||Swarthmore College|
|February 22||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head Live!|
|February 23||Hempstead, NY||Hofstra University|
|February 25||Chicago, IL||House of Blues|
|February 26||Kansas City, MO||Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge|
|February 27||Minneapolis, MN||First Avenue|
|March 2||Seattle, WA||Showbox|
|March 3||Vancouver, BC||Vogue Theatre|
|March 5||San Francisco, CA||Mezzanine|
|March 6||Anaheim, CA||House of Blues|
|March 9||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|March 10||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|March 11||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|March 12||Atlanta, GA||Centerstage|