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Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:28 am
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The newly-reunited Labelle – Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and Patti LaBelle – will kick off their first national tour since 1977 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in support of their new album “Back to Now.”       

       The Apollo gig is on Dec. 19 and is followed by stops in Chicago, Atlantic City, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.      

       The Los Angeles Times last month called Labelle “a phenomenon whose music helped change the very idea of what pop and the artists who made it — especially women singers previously confined to ‘girl groups’ — could be.”       

       Billboard says it’s the combination of “LaBelle’s soaring sass, Hendryx’s rock-edged stance and Dash’s earthy accents” that make for a unique and electrifying combination not to be missed.       

       Below are Labelle’s “Back to Now” tour dates:

Fri, Dec. 19 – New York, NY at The Apollo Theater
Sat, Jan. 10 – Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
Sat, Jan. 17 – Atlantic City, NJ at Taj Mahal
Sun, Jan. 18 – Detroit, MI at The Fox Theatre
Thurs, Jan. 29 Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre
Fri, Jan. 30 – Oakland, CA at Paramount Theatre
Fri, Feb. 13 – Washington, DC at Constitution Hall
Sat, Feb. 14 – Atlanta, GA at the Civic Center


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