New Edition begins 30th Anniversary Tour

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    R&B supergroup New Edition has announced that all six members have signed on to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a group, and they will be touring the US in support of the anniversary. Here are the initial dates:

    February 10 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
    February 11 - Southaven, MS - DeSoto Civic Center
    February 12 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
    February 14 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
    February 16 - Upper Marlboro, MD - Show Place Arena
    February 17 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
    February 18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    February 19- Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    R&B supergroup New Edition has announced that all six members have signed on to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a group, and they will be touring the US in support of the anniversary. Here are the initial dates:

    February 10 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
    February 11 - Southaven, MS - DeSoto Civic Center
    February 12 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
    February 14 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
    February 16 - Upper Marlboro, MD - Show Place Arena
    February 17 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
    February 18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    February 19- Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    May 11 - Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park
    May 13 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
    May 18 - Atlanta, GA - Wolf Creek Amphitheatre
    May 19 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangles' Coliseum
    May 20 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena

    Though introduced to the world as a not-so-inspired Jackson Five ripoff, New Edition emerged into one of the most important groups of its generation and its members became the royalty of New Jack movement of the late 80s.

    Formed by a quintet of Boston preteens in the late 70s, New Edition, then consisting of Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens, Ralph Tresvant and Ronnie DeVoe, was signed by writer/producer/record company impresario Maurice Starr (who later would become the svengali behind New Kids on the Block) to his Streetwise label while the members were still early teens. The group's initial recording, 1983's "Candy Girl," was a melodic but schlocky J5 derivative that shot to the top of the Soul charts. This initial success led to the group's move to much larger MCA (and an extended legal battle with Starr over the group name)....Read more: New Edition | SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

     
     
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