KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS 2007 TOUR DATES EXPAND FROM WEST COAST TO MIDWEST AND EAST COAST DURING NOVEMBER-DECEMBER PLAYLIST, NEW ALBUM ON MERCURY RECORDS, HITS R&B TOP 10
First single, “Fire & Rain” hits Smooth Jazz Top 10 and Top 20 AC –
Second single, “Not Going Nowhere” debuts at Urban AC
Massive tv appearances in September & October – on The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, CMT Crossroads concert with Trisha Yearwood, Ellen, The Tyra Banks Show, and Oprah
Upcoming appearances on The Tavis Smiley Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien
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(October 31, 2007 – New York, NY) 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:
Date(s) City Venue
Nov. 23 Oakland, CA The Paramount Theater
24 Sparks, NV Rose Ballroom at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget
30 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 1 Indianapolis, IN Madame Walker Theater Center
2 Cincinnati, OH Cintas Center
5 Westbury, NY North Fork Theater @ Westbury
7 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theater
8 Boston, MA Berklee Performing Arts Center
9 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
10 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
12 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Centre
14 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall