Pre-Sale Tickets: December 9
Tickets On Sale Nationally: December 12
The New Album Forever Charlie In Stores January 27, 2015
New York, NY – Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced today his new national tour Forever Charlie will kick off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, OH and will wrap on March 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour is named after Wilson’s upcoming album that is slated for a January 27 release on RCA Records. Charlie Wilson’s new single “Goodnight Kisses” was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio and Billboard says about the single “…Over snap-and-swing doo-wop-inspired production, the GAP Band co-founder sings sweetly about his loved one’s smoochies. At 61 years old, Wilson is still as convincing a romantic as ever.”
Fans who pre-order Forever Charlie,from the singer’s official on-line store, will gain first access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming tour (http://myplay.me/1cv2). At the time of purchase, buyers will receive a pre-sale code. This particular pre-sale will begin on December 9 at 10 AM local time. The general public on-sale begins December 12 starting at 10 AM local time. Detailed information will be available on www.charliewilsonmusic.com.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 10 at 10 AM through Thursday, December 11 at 10 PM. All times are local.
VIP packages will be available and will include a seat within the first 10 rows and a meet and greet with Charlie Wilson (among other exclusive VIP tour items).
“I am so glad to be on the road once again and to bring my show to so many cities across the country. It’s going to be a special night for all the ladies that will join me and my special guests!” says Charlie Wilson. “I am looking forward to sharing the stage with my two talented friends Kem and Joe. They are both artists that I admire and am honored to have them on my tour. We are planning a show the audience won’t ever forget.”
Jeff Sharp, Vice President of Urban Touring AEG Live says “The Forever Charlie Tour is the most prominent R&B tour for an adult urban audience that is scheduled to hit the road in 2015 thus far. The fact that three of the most important male vocalist/entertainers of our era are sharing the same stage nightly is something that brings AEG as a company to commit any and all of its many assets to the project.”
Tinashe’s debut album Aquarius and single “2 On” appeared on Time Magazine, Vibe, and Stereogum’s Best of 2014 lists this week. Time Magazine lists “2 On” at number five on their Top 10 Best Songs of 2014 list calling it a “menacing hit.” While Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums of 2014 praises Aquarius at #40, saying “It’s a sleek, sultry, understated take on R&B that draws from decades’ worth of history while still sounding fresh and forward-thinking.” Vibe Magazine lands Aquarius at #19 on their BIG List of the best 46 albums of 2014, noting that Tinashe “[strikes] a delicate balance of cocky and vulnerable.”
Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 20, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2014) — The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records have teamed to release the 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 20, 2015, in stores and via digital retailers. The 21st installment of the best-selling series will feature an array of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. In conjunction with "A Very GRAMMY Christmas," music fans can log on to GRAMMY.com or CBS.com to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.*
"We are truly proud to partner with RCA Records to present our annual compilation featuring a group of highly talented artists across a variety of genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This great collection of music, coupled with the sweepstakes opportunity that will allow two lucky fans a chance to experience Music's Biggest Night® firsthand, constitutes an extremely fulfilling project, with proceeds supporting the crucial work our charitable foundations perform throughout the year."
"It is an absolute honor to work with The Recording Academy on the 2015 GRAMMY Nominees album and celebrate Music's Biggest Night," said Tom Corson, President & COO, RCA Records. "This album will showcase the year's top nominated songs by artists from across all genres. We are also proud to participate in The Academy's charitable endeavors, which include the continuing support of music education across the country."
"A Very GRAMMY Christmas" airs on the CBS Television Network on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT. The new one-hour special will feature performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing favorite holiday memories and GRAMMY moments. The coveted Album Of The Year nominees will also be revealed on the broadcast.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit GRAMMY.com/2015GRAMMYAlbum for details and eligibility requirements