Dru Hill – The 2014 Tour
Dru Hill, the mid-'nineties outfit who successfully blended inner city and R&B
loverman styles, is heading out for some exciting new shows to be played across the United States. Don't miss Dru Hill and
their signature sound as they breeze through the north-east from Washington, DC to New York, NY for two amazing performances,
and thence to New Orleans, LA. Dru Hill's tours are always a treat, so don't miss the opportunity to see this renowned group
in the flesh. Don't see a show in your area? Keep up to date on all of Dru Hill's upcoming shows and performances right here
Dru Hill's first appearance will be at the historic nightclub The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.
After winning over a whole new generation in the capital, Dru Hill will swagger over to the legendary B.B. King Blues Club
& Grill in New York, NY. Dru Hill will then head to New Orlean's Saenger Theatre for a show with SWV and DJ Mannie Fresh,
where they will give the crowd a taste of the smooth seduction that brought them so much fame in the 'nineties. Don't miss
your opportunity to see Dru Hill live and in the flesh – get your tickets today!
About Dru Hill
from Baltimore, Maryland, the four members of Dru Hill are Mark "Sisqó" Andrews, James "Big Woody Rock" Green, Tamir
"Nokio" Ruffin, Larry "Jazz" Anthony, and Antwuan "Tao" Simpson. The original group – Sisqó, Woody, Nokio, and
Jazz – would first make a name for themselves while working at The Fudgery in Baltimore's Inner Harbour, singing for
the guests as they made fudge. They mainly performed gospel songs, but did come up with an original entitled "Please Remove
Yo' Shoes." First performing under the names Storm and then Legacy, they were discovered by president of Black Island Music
Hiram Hicks at a talent show. Hicks got the quartet to record "Tell Me" for the upcoming movie Eddie, scrapping an original
recording of the song by Dave Hollister of Blackstreet in the process. Sisqó, Woody, Nokio, and Jazz were signed immediately
afterwards to Island Records, who suggested they change their name to Dru Hill after the local Baltimore pronunciation of
popular west side park Druid Hill. The group adopted a dragon as their logo.
Dru Hill would release their self-titled
debut in November of 1996, produced by Tim "Dawg" Patterson, Stanley Brown, and Keith Sweat. Although all four members took
turns singing the lead, it would be Sisqó's bleached blond hair, dancing, and emoting style that made the biggest impression.
Dru Hill would be followed by Enter the Dru in 1998. From this album, the hip hop single "How Deep Is Your Love" would be
featured in Rush Hour starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
Although Sisqó had become more or less a solo artist,
thanks in large part to his singles "Thong Song" and "Incomplete," the group remained solid. New member Rufus "Scola" Waller
would join in 2001. The quintet would release Dru World Order in 2002. In 2005, the band would release Hits with wide commercial
success. Scola would eventually be replaced with Antwuan "Tao" Simpson, and in 2010 the group issued its fourth studio release,
Indrupendence Day. Their comeback would be featured on Centric reality series Keith Sweat's Platinum House.
Dru Hill's laundry list of hit albums and tracks is a testament to their status as a classic 'nineties inner city
R&B group. Their 1996 debut album Dru Hill would be certified gold. From this album, "Tell Me," their very first professional
recording, would become the group's first big hit. It would rise to the R&B Top Five and would be certified gold. Their
second Dru Hill hit was "In My Bed," a Top Five pop song and a number one R&B hit. Their third hit, "Never Make A Promise"
would also rise to the top of the R&B charts.
1998's album Enter the Dru would peak at number two on Billboard and
sell two million copies. The single "How Deep Is Your Love" would become a number three pop hit. "These Are The Times" would
be another Top Five R&B track, and rose to number twenty-one on the pop charts.
Dru Hill's appeal would last for
a long time. From 2002's Dru World Order, the lead single "I Should Be …" would become a Top Ten R&B hit. Their
retrospective album Hits, released in 2005, would sell three million copies, proving that this smooth and soulful group is
indeed a timeless classic.
Sisqó is not the only Dru Hill member to release solo material.
Between Enter the Dru and Dru World Order, the other original members would each produce a solo album. Woody would release
a gospel album, Nokio would release a hip hop album, and Jazz would release an R&B album.
The Dru Hill Concert
Get ready to experience the nineteen-nineties like you never have before. With nearly two decades of hit
performances and recordings under their belts, Dru Hill is one of the smoothest and most charismatic outfits in the business.
Whether they're singing their oldest tracks that launched them into the national spotlight or sneak peeks from their upcoming
album The Second Coming, a Dru Hill performance never disappoints.