R&B legends, KEM and Ledisi, announce “The Soul II Soul Tour” is coming to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, April 8, 2023. The Grammy® Award-recognized artists will take the stage with special guest Musiq Soulchild at 8PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, October 28 at 10AM and start at $59, plus additional taxes and fees. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 26 at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at VanAndelArena.com.
Three-time GRAMMY®-nominated and Multi-Platinum singer and songwriter KEM ascended from the deep grasp of addiction and homelessness on the streets of Detroit to find himself among the legendary icons etched atop Motown’s marquee of music history. KEM’s redemptive, hook-laden music – a deft fusion of rhythm & blues, soul, and jazz – sparkles beneath his distinctively transfixing vocals. Treasured as one of the redefining voices of contemporary music, he has been compared to renowned artists such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Marvin Gaye.
Blessed as a natural born storyteller KEM perfected his vocal gifts across an emotional palette of pain by stepping fully into his power and giving rise to the purest expressions of his truth.
Perfecting songs that would revitalize his spirit as he bounced between homeless shelters and drug rehab centers proved to be the golden thread that would guide him through the darkest valleys of despair to sobriety on his birthday in 1995 — a milestone moment where KEM’s inner strength and dramatic depth propelled him toward his destined future as one of music’s most important and cherished voices.
2021 Grammy winner, Ledisi is a twelve-time Grammy nominated powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades. Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990’s, she's garnered three Soul Train Music awards, an NAACP Theater Award, and six NAACP Image Award nominations. Most recently, Ledisi received two LA Alliance Ovation Award nominations one for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Born in New Orleans and raised in Oakland, CA, Ledisi has wowed fans with her unparalleled vocals ever since she burst onto the scene. She has truly earned a place in the pantheon of the greatest singers of her generation. Ledisi is a favorite of The Obamas and a long list of icons including the late-Prince, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and so many more. She has headlined two nationally sold-out tours, performed alongside Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill and Maxwell as well as jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Patti Austin.
The Soul II Soul Tour is produced by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.
ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With more than 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in more than 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events. North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit subdivisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (comedy, hip hop, jazz and more), North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country. For more information, visit northamericanentertainment.com.
ABOUT ASM GLOBAL:
Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. asmglobal.com.
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