New Edition begins 30th Anniversary Tour

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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