Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
333 E Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: $97 plus
’80s R&B group New Edition will headline The Culture Tour with legendary singer Charlie Wilson and special guests, Jodeci.
In 1983, New Edition released their debut single “Candy Girl” off their self-titled album and then went on to release seven studio albums, receiving multiple Soul Train and American Music Awards, along with a Grammy nomination. In 2017, BET released the three-part Biopic: The New Edition Story, airing over three consecutive nights. The mini-series attracted 29 million total viewers. That same year, the network honored them with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the group as one of the innovators of R&B. They have remained one of the most influential R&B groups of the last 30 years and counting, catapulting the solo careers of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant, and Bell Biv DeVoe.
With a career spanning over four decades, Charlie Wilson also known as “Uncle Charlie,” is one of the few names in music that resonate with multiple generations of music lovers. Beginning as the co-founder/lead singer for The Gap Band (“Outstanding, “Burn Rubber On Me,” “Yearning For Your Love”), Wilson later embarked on a successful solo career garnering himself thirteen Grammy awards nominations, eleven NAACP Image Awards (including two wins), the BMI Icon Award in 2005, and the 2009 Soul Train Icon Award.
The sound that shaped ’90s R&B, the iconic North Carolina group Jodeci joins the tour as special guests. Releasing their first studio album, Forever My Lady, in 1991, the group has sold more than 20 million records worldwide with hit songs “Forever My Lady,” “Stay,” and “Come and Talk To Me.”