Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will return to the road for his first U.S. tour date schedule in years this fall, in support of PLAYLIST. His newest album is the first release on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, and features his new Top 10 version of James Taylor’s “Fire & Rain.” The U.S. tour has just been expanded to a dozen cities, opening Friday, November 23rd at The Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA, and running to December 14th at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA. Kenny's special guest is Ayo, the critically-acclaimed, International platinum soul singer/songwriter whose U.S. debut CD will be released on Interscope Records on November 20th. Her PBS special, "Live From Monte Carlo", will air in December.
PLAYLIST is the first Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of some of his favorite songs. Building on the success of “Fire & Rain” at the AC and Smooth Jazz radio formats, Edmonds’ original “Not Going Nowhere” recently moved inside the Top 40 at Urban AC. In addition to another original song, “The Soldier Song,” an evocative elegy in this time of war, PLAYLIST contains definitive new versions of songs from Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”), Dan Fogelberg (“Longer”), James Taylor (“Shower The People”), Eric Clapton (“Wonderful Tonight”), Bread (“Diary”), Jim Croce (“Time In A Bottle”), and Dave Loggins (“Please Come To Boston”).
As momentum for PLAYLIST continues, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds has maintained a high profile on TV and in the media. Television performances have included: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, CMT Crossroads Concert Special featuring Trisha Yearwood, Ellen, and The Tyra Banks Show. Upcoming appearances include: The Tavis Smiley Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS ON TOUR:
Nov. 23 Oakland, CA The Paramount Theater
Nov. 24 Sparks, NV Rose Ballroom at the John Ascuaga's Nugget
Nov. 30 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 1 Indianapolis, IN Madame Walker Theater Center
Dec. 2 Cincinnati, OH Cintas Center
Dec. 5 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater @ Westbury
Dec. 7 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theater
Dec. 8 Boston, MA Berklee Performing Arts Center9 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
Dec. 10 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
Dec. 12 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Centre
Dec. 14 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
For more info and ticket details, go to www.babyfacemusic.com