Musiq Soulchild replaces El Debarge on Kem Tour

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    DETROIT, MI - February 14, 2011 -In a previous tour announcement, Universal Motown Records Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer KEM confirmed headlining dates for his 2011 U.S. "Intimacy" tour with El DeBarge and Ledisi. Now,KEM has added Grammy-nominated artist and iconic soul superstar Musiq Soulchild to the line-up as a Special Guest.Musiq will replace El DeBarge and be featured on the tour, alongside Ledisi. According to tour promoters, AEG, El DeBargewill not be on the tour, "due to personal reasons." [Editor's Note: it has been reported by various media sources that El DeBarge has entered into drug rehabilitation]

    "It's an honor to have an artist of Musiq's caliber join me on the tour," said KEM. "I'm looking forward to kicking off the tour withMusiq and Ledisi, to bring our fans an evening of Intimacy."

    Musiq recently earned a Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance" category for his featured role on KirkWhalum's "We're Still Friends." He is slated to release his sixth album, "MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ" in May. Musiq also just released his highly anticipated first single from the album, "Anything," which features Swizz Beatz and was produced by Jerry "Wonda"Duplessis. Prior to "MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ," Musiq released five chart-topping studio albums. 

    Musiq will appear on most "Intimacy" tour dates. The"Intimacy" tour, which took its name from the title of KEM's critically acclaimed latest album, Intimacy, featuring the Grammy -nominated hit, "Why Would You Stay," will make stops at concert halls throughout North America, beginning on February 18 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Texas. For tickets and additional information, please visit


    The announcement of Musiq joining KEM's "Intimacy" tour marks the merging of two of R&B's greatest talents and premiere entertainers. KEM's standout live performances, along withMusiq's addition to the lineup will make the night a truly unforgettable experience not to be missed.


    February 18, 2011                   Verizon Theatre                     Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX

    February 19, 2011                   UNO Lakefront Arena           New Orleans, LA

    February 20, 2011                  BJCC Concert Hall                Birmingham, AL

    February 24, 2011                  Theater at MSG (MSC only) New York City, NY

    February 25, 2011                   Tower Theatre                       Philadelphia, PA

    February 26, 2011                  Crown Arena                          Fayetteville, NC                                

    February 27, 2011                   Landmark Theatre                Richmond, VA

    March 3, 2011                         Aronoff Centre                       Cincinnati, OH

    March 4, 2011                         Tennessee PAC                      Nashville, TN

    March 5, 2011                         FOX Theatre                          St. Louis, MO

    March 6, 2011                         Orpheum Theatre                  Memphis, TN

    March 10, 2011                       FOX Theatre                          Atlanta, GA

    March 11, 2011                        FOX Theatre                          Atlanta, GA

    March 12, 2011                       Township Auditorium           Columbia, SC

    March 13, 2011                       North Charleston PAC          Charleston, SC

    March 16, 2011                       Ovens Auditorium                 Charlotte, NC

    March 17, 2011                       State Theatre                         Cleveland, OH

    March 18, 2011                       Constitution Hall                   Washington, D.C.

    March 19, 2011                       Constitution Hall                   Washington, DC

    March 20, 2011                       Meyerhoff  Hall (Ledisi only Baltimore, MD          

    March 24, 2011                       Dow Theater(Ledisi only)     Saginaw, MI

    March 25, 2011                       FOX Theatre                          Detroit, MI

    March 26, 2011                       Auditorium Theatre              Chicago, IL

    March 27, 2011                       Palace Theatre                       Louisville, KY

    March 30, 2011                       Club Nokia(Kem only)          Los Angeles, CA

    March 31, 2011                       Warfield Theatre(Kem only)San Francisco, CA    

    ***Schedule Subject to Change              


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