Aretha Franklin - The 2014-2015 Tour
One of the foundational artists of the R&B genre and one of the best known
artists in music history is back, bringing nearly six decades of hits discography onto the road in her most exciting set of
engagements to date. Don't miss Aretha Franklin when she heads to an area near you for five exclusive performances that will
criss cross locations across the east coast, including: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Newark, NJ; and Bridgeport,
CT. If you don't see Aretha Franklin heading to an area near you, keep calm and keep checking back because this R&B mega
star is always adding surprise performances and engagements to her limited tour schedule. For all of your Aretha Franklin
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From New Jersey
to Maryland, Aretha Franklin will be lighting up some of the largest and most exciting concert halls in North America as she
brings her signature sound to tens of thousands on her most anticipated tour in years. First, don't miss her at Atlanta's
Fox Theatre, where she'll be playing to sold out crowds and countless screaming fans in the kickoff to her 2014-2015 tour.
Next, she'll be heading to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, infusing Maryland with her soulful
sound that will leave attendees from across the eastern seaboard talking about her for months to come. To cap off her 2015
tour she'll be blowing the roof off the Webster Bank Arena, ending her 2015 tour with a momentous bang. The Aretha Franklin
2014-2015 tour is the best way to end the year or the ideal way to bring in 2015. Don't miss your opportunity to catch her
live when she heads to a city near you!
About Aretha Franklin
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Aretha
would discover an early ear for music as she spent her early years practicing piano with her grandmother and other family
members. She would be influenced by a pell mell of nationally influential figures who came to visit her father, a nationally
famous preacher who was a religious celebrity across the country. The list of visitors included musicians such as Inez Andrew
and Clara Ward, as well as larger than life figures Sam Cooke and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
Aretha's father would
begin to understand her talent from a young age, and by the time she was a teenager she was a musical commodity that was singing
all across the eastern and southern countrysides. She would record her first singles around this time, and would become an
occasional member of carious traveling gospel groups such as The Soul Stirrers and The Caravans. By 1960, Aretha's musical
career was blossoming as she signed onto Columbia Records, with a record deal that would groom her for monumental mainstream
success. She would make her national debut in 1960 and never look back as she flew through the musical ranks to reach the
highest echelons of soul and R&B recording legends.
Aretha's soulful serenades and catchy pop sensibilities would
soon spill across national borders, building a monumental fan base that would pour into Canada and across the Pacific into
Oceania. She would become a staple pop cultural icon, with appearances in Down Beat Magazine, on the popular TV shows Shindig!
and Hollywood A Go-Go. With Columbia not able to sufficiently support her rising stardom, she would make the move to Atlantic
in the late 60s and push her career to all new heights. By the late 60s she would pick up accolades galore, including a Grammy
award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the SCLC Drum Beat Award. The latter was awarded by none other than Martin
Luther King, Jr., shortly before his death.
Further cementing herself as an international artist, Franklin would perform
for England's Queen Elizabeth before trying her hand at acting, with an appearance in iconic blues inspired film The Blues
Brothers. By the 1980s Aretha had been on top of the music scene for nearly three decades, but was showing no signs of aging
or slowing down as she continued to release major platinum successes and top 40 hits. Over sixty years on she is showing no
signs of slowing down as she remains one of the most successful artists in existence, with over forty studio albums released
and a performance draw that still marks her as one of the biggest music acts around today.
would be the year of Aretha Franklin, with her release of I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You. The album would receive
her first gold certification, and climb to #2 on the Canadian charts and Billboard 200, along with hitting the number one
position on the US R&B charts. Under the production tutelage of Jerry Wexler, the album would receive perfect scores from
the critics at Allmusic and The Village Voice, and spawn a multitude of singles that remain authentic and unforgettable pieces
of Aretha's discography: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", and
the generation spanning mega hit "Respect".
Aretha has received honorary doctorates in music from
some of the most prestigious institutions in academia, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Berklee College of Music, and the
University of Michigan. Bethune-Cookman College also appointed her as an honorary Doctor of Law.
Franklin would cover
the 2012 mega hit "Rolling in the Deep", by famous british artist Adele. The single would be her one hundredth track to chart
Billboard's Hot R&B and Hip Hop Songs chart.
The Aretha Franklin Concert Experience
From start to
finish this diva of the modern and classic R&B music movement will have you out of your seat and singing along as she
walks through six decades of soulful, impacting hits that will leave you screaming and shouting for more. The Aretha Franklin
concert experience is an adventure into musical history as she distills more than sixty years of live performances and unadulterated
musical talent into one exciting night of soulful R&B magic. Don't miss your chance to catch this living legend in the
flesh - get your tickets today!