R&B/Soul singer India.Arie has announced additional dates for her current tour as she continues to promote last year's "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship." The Grammy winner’s next stop is in Memphis, TN on May 27. She’ll take a month-long break before hitting the road again for a number of late June shows. She heads to Europe for a brief tour in July, with additional U.S. dates to follow. India. Arie's third studio album, Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, was released on June 27, 2006. It gave India. Arie her first number-one on the Billboard 200 and was her second chart topper on the R&B chart. This album was also the first number-one album for Motown in thirty-three years since Diana Ross's 1972 Lady Sings the Blues. Its first-week sales of 161,000 copies is Arie's best sales week to date and was certified Gold in August 2006. She is expected to release Testimony: Vol. 2, Love and Politics late 2007. Arie’s U.S. itinerary is included below: May 2007 27 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theater June 007 21 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Tavern 22 - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall 23 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 24 - Southfield, MI - Southfield Civic Center July 2007 25 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre August 2007 18 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa 19 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay 21 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery 24 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino 25 - Park City, UT - Snow Park Lodge September 2007 19 - Buffalo, NY - SUNY Center for the Arts 21 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Tyra Banks announces the exclusive release of "What About the Child," a new track from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter India.Arie, to raise funds for children affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. India.Arie performed the previously unreleased single on the Dec. 7th episode of The Tyra Banks Show. The live performance will be available for download as an audio track at www.tyrashow.com through a partnership with www.iAmplify.com throughout the holiday season. All proceeds from the track will benefit young hurricane victims through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
India.Arie has announced a slew of new dates for 2007 as she continues to promote her third studio album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship." Kicking off tomorrow (Jan. 31) with a two-night stand in Anaheim, CA, the Grammy winner will mix standard headlining dates and isolated one-off performances through a trek that ends Aug. 25 in Park City, UT. See details below: January 2007 31 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim February 2007 1 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim March 2007 24 - Miami Gardens, FL - Dolphins Stadium 26 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom 27 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 28 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre 30 - Palm Springs, CA - Club Skirts April 2007 5 - Boulder, CO - Macky Auditorium June 2007 23 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center August 2007 18 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa 19 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay 24 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino 25 - Park City, UT - Snow Park Lodge Released last June, "Testimony" is Arie's first new collection since 2002's "Voyage to India." In December, she received three Grammy nominations (bringing her lifetime total to 12), including one for Best R&B Album. Arie broke through on the music scene in 2001 with her platinum-plus debut, "Acoustic Soul," which earned her seven Grammy nominations.
India.Arie earns her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with Universal Motown's "Testimony: Vo. 1, Life & Relationship." According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold 161,000 copies in its first week, her best sales ever. Her last album, 2002's "Voyage To India," debuted at No. 6 with 109,000 units. Sales may have been boosted by the show-stealing Chaka Khan tribute which she performed at the BET Awards. Barbados teen sensation Rihanna's "A Girl Like Me" moved back into the Top 10, jumping from No. 12 to No. 5 after the 18-year-old's debut album sold 62,000 more copies last week. R&B/hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley also moved up the chart two positions, to No. 6, as its "St. Elsewhere" album moved 59,000 copies. Buy Testimony: Vo. 1, Life & Relationship.
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf," has been revived on Broadway and Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter India.Arie is set to take the starring roll. The play, which is often described as a choreopoem, is about seven women of color from the African Diaspora. No other cast members have been chosen, nor has a theater been named. It is scheduled to begin previews in mid-July with an opening set for early August. Shirley Jo Finney will direct, and three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle will choreograph. In summer 1976, the Obie-winning play had a three-month run off-Broadway at the Public Theater and then moved to Broadway, where it ran for nearly two years. It was nominated for the Tony for best play, and Trazana Beverley won a Tony for best featured actress in a play. "For Colored Girls" was remounted off-Broadway at American Place Theatre in summer 2000, but this will be its first revival on the Main Stem. Arie's third studio album, Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, was released on June 27, 2006. It gave Arie her first number-one spot on the Billboard 200 and was her second chart-topper on the R&B chart. This album was also the first number-one album for Motown in thirty-three years since Diana Ross' 1972 Lady Sings the Blues. Its first-week sales of 161,000 copies are Arie's best sales week to date and was certified gold in August 2006, selling 930,224 in the U.S. It has also sold 1,684,750 worldwide. Arie is expected to release Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics in 2008. The lead single, "Beautiful Flower", is now available on the iTunes Store.