Erykah Badu Unfollow Me Tour | Spectrum Center Charlotte (2024)

MUSIC AND CULTURAL ICON ERYKAH BADU ADDS TOBE NWIGWE TO 5 CITIES ON “UNFOLLOW ME” TOUR WITH HIP-HOP LEGEND yasiin bey

Nwigwe Joins Badu and bey in Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville

WHAT: BaduWorld, Inc., announces rapper, singer and actor Tobe Nwigwe will join Erykah Badu on five cities as part of her nationwide "Unfollow Me" Tour, along with hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artist, yasiin bey*. The predominantly arena concerts, produced by Outback Presents, promises an out-of-this-world, surrealist atmosphere. The 25 city tour began June 11, 2023 A.D., and ends in Badu’s hometown of Dallas, Texas on July 23, 2023 A.D.

TICKETS: Tickets available at www.unfollowmetour.com

For more information about the tour, visit www.unfollowmetour.com.

WHEN & WHERE:

List of remaining cities and dates below:

Friday, June 30, 2023

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Chicago, IL

United Center

Sunday, July 02, 2023

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

Friday, July 07, 2023

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Saturday, July 08, 2023

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Sunday, July 09, 2023

Philadelphia, PA

TD Pavilion at the Mann

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Norfolk, VA

Chartway Arena

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Atlanta, GA

State Farm Arena

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Charlotte, NC

Spectrum Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Birmingham, AL

Legacy Arena at the BJCC

Friday, July 21, 2023

Memphis, TN

FedExForum

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Please note that yasiin bey (maintain lowercase spelling) no longer goes by the moniker ‘Mos Def’, nor has he for many years, and as such Consolidated Options Limited only permits him to be billed and promoted

as “yasiin bey”, ALWAYS in all lower-case lettering. It is expressly and implicitly agreed that collaborators or media outlets do not use the name “Mos Def” (a United States federally registered trademark the license of which to use is NOT granted) in the promotion and marketing of any performance, appearance or participation unless otherwise approved. Likewise he requests that the acronym or phrase ‘Professionally Known As’ or ‘PKA’ anything similar not be used. By extension, any publication, promotion, marketing campaign or other public media outlet wishing to use the expression ‘FKA’ (formerly known as) or variations thereof, please seek expressed permission from Consolidated Options Limited before posting, [printing] or publication. Contact: hugh@consolidatedoptions.com.

ABOUT ERYKAH BADU

Erykah Badu is a powerful creative force who transcends music, film, and fashion. She is renowned for her songwriting, singing, and production skills as well as for her capacity to heal, promote female wellness, challenge oppressive structures, and uphold the values of her Afrocentric and Black Feminist roots. Her imaginative blend of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and gospel has earned her multiple awards and praise since the release of her debut album, Baduizm (1997), continuing through her fifth release, New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh (2010), plus every mixtape, soundtrack, single, video, and musical collaboration in between. Forever the innovator, she established a livestream company, revolutionized home concerts, and launched an online exchange called BaduWorldMarket.com—all in response to COVID. Recently, Badu’s cannabis accessory brand, Apple Trees, collaborated with the international cannabis lifestyle brand, Cookies, to introduce That Badu, a premium line of cannabis. Badu's fashion influence has always been a natural extension of her artistry. From her appearances at Fashion Week and the MET Gala to her numerous magazine covers and her capsule collection with luxury brand Marni, Badu’s music, art, healing, and eclectic fashion statements have made her a cultural icon like no other. To fans and followers who may look to her as a leader and a source of inspiration, eagerly awaiting her next release, both in music and in the market, she says, "Don’t follow me; chart your own path."

ABOUT yasiin bey

yasiin bey is a Brooklyn-born multimedia artist who has been working professionally since 1987. He has appeared in numerous stage and film productions during his career. About.com cited him as the "14th greatest rapper of all time.” He is a founding member of the duo Black Star with Talib Kweli, who released their seminal self-titled debut in 1998, followed by his own solo debut as Mos Def™️, Black On Both Sides, in 1999, both regarded as pivotal contributions to contemporary culture. Mr. bey has had an extensive career as an actor on stage and screen, attracting numerous awards and nominations. More recently, yasiin bey has worked with Dave Chappelle and Talib Kweli to create “The Midnight Miracle,” regarded by many as a watershed moment in podcasting. In 2022, he and Talib Kweli released a long-awaited second Black Star album, No Fear of Time, produced by Madlib.

ABOUT TOBE NWIGWE

Tobe Nwigwe is an enigma. The lyrics and tone of his music tell the story of a difficult upbringing as a first-generation Nigerian kid in Houston, TX. Nwigwe has a singular goal in life: "to make purpose popular." His music has garnered a lot of attention, from First Lady Michelle Obama, who put his song “I'm Dope” on her workout playlist, to fellow hometown icon Beyoncé, who featured him prominently on billboards, commercials, and in-store placements nationally for her Adidas x IVY PARK Rodeo collection campaign. Additionally, Nwigwe held a best-of performance for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, quickly reaching millions of views and wide acclaim.

During the pandemic, Nwigwe went viral on digital platforms for his songs "I Need You To (Breonna Taylor Tribute)" and "Try Jesus." “Try Jesus” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart. 2022 was a phenomenal year of “firsts” for Nwigwe, highlighted by the end of year announcement of his first GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist. Nwigwe debuted his first motion picture musical score in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever in collaboration with Ludwig Göransson. He made his acting debut as a strong supporting character in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Mo,” playing the role of Mo’s best friend, Nick. Additionally, Nwigwe won his first NAACP award!

In addition to leading performance sets at Something In The Water Fest, Bonnaroo Music Fest, and Austin City Limits Fest, Nwigwe made his international debut with sold out shows in London, UK, and Johannesburg, South Africa. As well as featuring in his first international marketing campaign, led by Italian brand Moncler in collaboration with Pharrell Williams, where Nwigwe led its 70th Anniversary global campaign in print, digital, and billboards in Milan and throughout the world.

Nwigwe’s well-received 2022 EP moMINTs featured guest appearances by Pharrell, 2 Chainz, Chamillionaire, CeeLo Green, Royce da '9, Coast Contra, and NBA superstar Damian Lillard. Nwigwe is scheduled to make his film debut in the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, cast as Reek, the best friend of the main character, Noah. The year 2023 has shown no signs of slowing down. Nwigwe composed the film's sole original composition, "On My Soul," which features Nas and Jacob Banks. Nwigwe and his group made a critically acclaimed live début at Coachella and will be performing at multiple Tier 1 festivals across the United States this summer. The year will conclude with new music and thrilling fashion, music, and video collaborations!

ABOUT OUTBACK PRESENTS

Outback Presents is the leading independent, full-service promoter of live entertainment. From their home base in Nashville, Tenn., Outback Presents specializes in producing music and comedy shows, tours and festivals across North America and connecting their diverse roster of artists with their fans. For more information, visit www.outbackpresents.com.

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