Get ready for some honesty and soul-stirring live vocals.
Five-Time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter and producer, Lalah Hathaway has announced a 2018 headlining tour in support of her forthcoming eighth studio album, honestly, due out November 3.
Kicking off the new year, the trek will open Jan. 16 in St. Louis and make stops in cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta and more, with additional dates to be announced soon. Fans will be treated to a combination of Lalah Hathaway’s most beloved hits and fresh new tracks from the honestly album.
In addition, Lalah will be providing local musicians with the exciting opportunity to open up for her on the tour. As part of a new online competition, aspiring artists can submit footage of themselves performing in the hopes of securing a coveted opening act slot. The full contest details are available on www.LalahHathaway.com, with Lalah herself adding this:
“Calling all my #realmusicrebels across the country! Would you like to come open for me on my #HonestlyTour? As an advocate for local talent it’s important to me that you get your shot! There’s an opening slot in your city! Upload your musical performances to Facebook and Instagram with #IWantToOpenForLalah and #IWantToOpenForLalah[enteryourcity] (e.g. #IWantToOpenForLalahChicago ) I will PERSONALLY be reviewing all submissions! I will also be giving the opportunity to release your own single with my label, Hathaway Entertainment! GOOD LUCK!”
HONESTY TOUR DATES:
Jan. 16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
Jan. 18 – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, Indiana
Jan. 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 23 – The National – Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 25 – The Keswick – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan. 26 – The Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 – Blue Note at Sea Cruise – Various Locations
Feb. 07 – City Winery – Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 08 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb. 09 – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb. 11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, Georgia
*More dates to be added*
She has also released a powerful, social injustice driven video for the album’s title track.
To further celebrate the album, Lalah will treat loyal fans to an in-store album signing and private performance located at Amoeba Music at 6400 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles on Nov. 7. This will give fans the ultimate opportunity to meet Lalah and experience her soulful music up close in an intimate setting.