Dionne Warwick, the iconic R&B/pop singer known for her work from the 60’s through early 2000’s, is on the road this summer for “A Night of Class.”
The six-time Grammy Award-winner visited the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri this past weekend. While fans may have expected her to sing some pieces by her late cousin Whitney Houston — even prompting some fans to cause disrupt during the show in St. Louis by chanting “Whitney,” — Warwick reportedly held her ground, singing her own famous hits like “Walk On By,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” according to STLToday. She also delved into songs like “This Girl’s in Love with You,” “Alfie,” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” which writer Kevin C. Johnson described as “other essentials on hand that adeptly showcased her skill at gliding through songs in her relaxed, graceful style free of vocal acrobatics.”
Throughout the night, her fans also welcomed Warwick’s son David Elliot on the drums and joined her on vocals for an updated version of “I Say A Little Prayer.” Additionally, Eillot’s daughter Cheyenne was brought on stage to provide vocals for “Love Will Find A Way,” and stayed with the band to help perform “That’s What Friends Are For” and “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” While making sure to touch upon her past work, Warwick still performed some newer tracks from her latest LP She’s Back.
Peabo Bryson, who survived a heart attack earlier this year, is opening for Warwick on tour with R&B staples like “I’m So Into You,” “Let The Feeling Flow,” and “Feel The Fire.” Additionally, soul singer Deniece Williams, known for tracks “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and “Silly,” will provide support.
Warwick is slated to stop next on tour this Friday, August 23 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by a gig in Washington, D.C. on August 24 at the DAR Constitution Hall. She’ll wrap-up the trek in Richmond, Virginia this coming Sunday at the Altria Theater.
A limited number of tickets are available to Warwick’s upcoming shows on the “A Night of Class” tour – which only has three more dates available. Visit ANightOfClassTickets.com to find tickets to Warwick’s shows, or click on any of the links below.