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16 City soul tour w/ Maze feat Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Babyface and Tank

Several veteran r&b acts are about to embark on a 16 city tour. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Babyface and Tank.

Tour:

Fri 07/13/12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 07/14/12 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Sun 07/15/12 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Thu 07/19/12 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Fri 07/20/12 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sat 07/21/12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun 07/22/12 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Wed 07/25/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Fri 07/27/12 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
Sun 07/29/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 08/01/12 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Fri 08/03/12 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 08/04/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sun 08/05/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Fri 08/10/12 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
Sat 08/11/12 Universal City, CA Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk
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Reply #1 posted 07/03/12 4:48am

SoulAlive

nod now THIS is how you do a tour.I love going to shows like this.If the Original7 had their stuff together,they could be on a tour just like this.

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Reply #2 posted 07/03/12 9:05am

Timmy84

I've seen some reviews about Patti's recent concert performances (and even some video footage) and I wonder how long can she maintain a concert tour at this stage since she seemed like she aged 10 years (though still capable of singing real well, just not at the capacity she used to). This will be interesting. Basically a one-nighters set just about.

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Reply #3 posted 07/03/12 9:06am

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Isn't Tank kinda young to be doing a tour like this?

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #4 posted 07/03/12 9:09am

Timmy84

I thought that was interesting too: why is a two-hit wonder on this tour with legends? lol

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Reply #5 posted 07/03/12 9:30am

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Timmy84 said:

I thought that was interesting too: why is a two-hit wonder on this tour with legends? lol




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you look better on your facebook page than you do in person hmph!
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Reply #6 posted 07/03/12 9:32am

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meltwithu said:

Timmy84 said:

I thought that was interesting too: why is a two-hit wonder on this tour with legends? lol

lol

Ahhh makes sense now. evillol I feel ya then, Tank. wink

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Reply #7 posted 07/03/12 12:49pm

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Timmy84 said:

I thought that was interesting too: why is a two-hit wonder on this tour with legends? lol

Hey....he's had about 5 hits. lol Too bad they were all forgettable.

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Reply #8 posted 07/03/12 1:01pm

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daPrettyman said:

Timmy84 said:

I thought that was interesting too: why is a two-hit wonder on this tour with legends? lol

Hey....he's had about 5 hits. lol Too bad they were all forgettable.

What was the other three? hah!

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Reply #9 posted 07/03/12 1:31pm

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Timmy84 said:

daPrettyman said:

Hey....he's had about 5 hits. lol Too bad they were all forgettable.

What was the other three? hah!

Maybe I Deserve

Next Breath (his latest)

Please Don't Go

One Man

Sex Music

Bonus - I Can't Make You Love Me (remake)

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Reply #10 posted 07/03/12 2:00pm

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Technically ALL those shows will be PACKED with about 60% or more of Frankie Beverly-Maze Fans....Make no mistake about it they are carrying this 16-city tour...

If I'm not mistaken Tank & BabyFace are not doing every date...I think there's a few dates where Tank will be there and BabyFace won't and vice-versa...

I feel the reason BabyFace, Patti, The O'Jays & Tank are doing this is because Frankie is close to all of them..This is not a random group thrown together...That's why Patti is the ONLY female performer....Frankie approved this line-up with the Promoter.....

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Reply #11 posted 07/03/12 3:10pm

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daPrettyman said:

Timmy84 said:

What was the other three? hah!

Maybe I Deserve

Next Breath (his latest)

Please Don't Go

One Man

Sex Music

Bonus - I Can't Make You Love Me (remake)

I see... I did like his version of I Can't Make You Love Me.

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Reply #12 posted 07/03/12 3:10pm

Timmy84

Chancellor said:

Technically ALL those shows will be PACKED with about 60% or more of Frankie Beverly-Maze Fans....Make no mistake about it they are carrying this 16-city tour...

If I'm not mistaken Tank & BabyFace are not doing every date...I think there's a few dates where Tank will be there and BabyFace won't and vice-versa...

I feel the reason BabyFace, Patti, The O'Jays & Tank are doing this is because Frankie is close to all of them..This is not a random group thrown together...That's why Patti is the ONLY female performer....Frankie approved this line-up with the Promoter.....

So technically, this is a Frankie Beverly & Maze tour?

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Reply #13 posted 07/03/12 3:16pm

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Babyface is doing all the dates. It is on his website.

Tank is too from what I see on his website

Chancellor said:

Technically ALL those shows will be PACKED with about 60% or more of Frankie Beverly-Maze Fans....Make no mistake about it they are carrying this 16-city tour...

If I'm not mistaken Tank & BabyFace are not doing every date...I think there's a few dates where Tank will be there and BabyFace won't and vice-versa...

I feel the reason BabyFace, Patti, The O'Jays & Tank are doing this is because Frankie is close to all of them..This is not a random group thrown together...That's why Patti is the ONLY female performer....Frankie approved this line-up with the Promoter.....

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Reply #14 posted 07/03/12 3:17pm

Timmy84

Well that ends that suspicion lol

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Reply #15 posted 07/03/12 6:49pm

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daPrettyman said:

Timmy84 said:

What was the other three? hah!

Maybe I Deserve

Next Breath (his latest)

Please Don't Go

One Man

Sex Music

Bonus - I Can't Make You Love Me (remake)

I know "Maybe I Deserve" and "One Man" only.

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Reply #16 posted 07/05/12 12:29pm

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Timmy84 said:

So technically, this is a Frankie Beverly & Maze tour?

Yep...Surely you don't think they're gonna be singing BEFORE The O'Jays & Miss Patti..LOL...Yeah right..They are the headliners...And it will be their Crowd...Make no mistake about it...

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Reply #17 posted 07/10/12 3:05pm

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Patti called into the Tom Joyner Morning show and talked about the upcoming Summer Soul Tour...She said BabyFace is opening, she's somewhere in the middle and Frankie Beverly is closing...

Click on the Link below to hear the interview......

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Reply #18 posted 07/11/12 1:57pm

SoulAlive

I'm going to the show in my area lol Just got tickets.

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Reply #19 posted 07/11/12 3:07pm

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I was gonna go to the dc show until I
Saw maze on the EBT awards-- that was awful. If rather remember the 9 good times I had rather than hearing Frankie struggle through those songs

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Reply #20 posted 07/11/12 3:08pm

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Fury said:

I was gonna go to the dc show until I Saw maze on the EBT awards-- that was awful. If rather remember the 9 good times I had rather than hearing Frankie struggle through those songs neutral

sad maybe he was just having a bad night?

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Reply #21 posted 07/11/12 8:54pm

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SoulAlive said:



Fury said:


I was gonna go to the dc show until I Saw maze on the EBT awards-- that was awful. If rather remember the 9 good times I had rather than hearing Frankie struggle through those songs neutral


sad maybe he was just having a bad night?


I dont think so. The voice and energy is gone. I remember I saw George benson 3 years ago and felt really awful that half the crowd left in the middle Of his set.
That Maze performance was like watching Wjitney struggle through her high
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Reply #22 posted 07/17/12 5:45pm

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a review from St, Louis show

Don't let the generic title fool you -- the Summer Music Festival Sunday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater headlined by R&B legends Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle was deeply drenched in true soul.

The O'Jays, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Tank were also on the bill of the near five-hour show, which felt every bit like the Budweiser Superfest, rebooted two years ago after being dormant for a long time.

But with Superfest gone again, this Summer Music Festival easily stepped up to the microphone.

There was question going into the concert over how Maze featuring Frankie Beverly would do. Singer Beverly was painfully hoarse when the group performed at the recent BET Awards, where it received a lifetime achievement award.

But the gruff yet smooth-voiced Beverly, dressed in his traditional all-white (as were many of his fans), was back on top on his game. The band gave fans the kind of Southern-fried soul party only Maze can deliver on songs such as "Southern Girl," "Before I Let Go," "Joy and Pain" and "We Are One."

The band, which is sometimes referred to as the black Grateful Dead, hasn't released a new studio album since 1993's "Back to Basics," but that never matters to fans, who move and groove to the likes of "Can't Get Over You" and "Golden Time of Day" without requiring a hint of anything new.

"I can still do some things. It's not over yet," said Beverly, 65.

Patti LaBelle gave what felt like one of her most low-key performances ever. Under layers of clothing that must have created some sort of sauna effect for her, the soul songtress gave a rare set that was without any of the vocal hysterics or theatrics fans have come to expect.

She didn't even kick off her shoes, or invite men to dance with her during "Lady Marmalade," two staples of her concerts, and stood in one place the entire set.

LaBelle sang touching ballads such as "If Only You Knew," "On My Own," and "Love Need and Want You" and disco-era nuggets like "Music is My Way of Life," "It's Alright With Me" and "What Can I Do for You" straight through.

St. Louis gospel choir True Spirit joined LaBelle for her great cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and the finale "You Are My Friend," and in effect elevated LaBelle's entire set. Pictures of her famous friends flashed during "You Are My Friend" including images of Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, along with departed friends such as Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. The montage also included pictures of LaBelle's three sisters and parents, who have all died.

The O'Jays provided 30-plus minutes of what remains some of the finest old-school R&B harmonies in the business. The group, led by teddy bear-like Eddie Levert, got fans aboard its "Love Train" early on, and kept it chugging along with "Backstabbers," "Used to Be My Girl" and "For the Love of Money" and ballads "Cry Together," "Forever Mine" and "Stairway to Heaven."

Singer-producer Babyface last performed in St. Louis in February on the evening of Whitney Houston's death, and paid an impromptu tribute to her that night at the Chaifetz Arena. But on his return to the area, he kept it more upbeat.

He treated fans to his '90s-era hits first, "Whip Appeal," "Never Keeping Secrets," "Every Time I Close My Eyes" and "For the Cool in You" along with "Two Occasions" from his old group the Deele. Babyface spent the rest of the set showcasing songs he wrote and/or produced for others including a Bobby Brown suite of songs with "Don't Be Cruel," "Every Little Step" and "Roni."

Babyface also gave a nod to Tevin Campbell's "Can We Talk" and Johnny Gill's "My My My." His brother Kevon Edmonds joined him for After 7's "Ready or Not." Tank joined the pair for a redo of the Boyz II Men lineup and "End of the Road."

Tank opened the event, and his 15 minutes were not used wisely. His best moment came when he sat at the piano and performed his cover of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" from his 2010 album "Now or Never." Prior to that, the crooner performed "Maybe I Deserve," "Please Don't Go," "Emergency" and "Sex Music" to tracks.



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Several veteran r&b acts are about to embark on a 16 city tour. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Babyface and Tank.

Tour:

Fri 07/13/12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 07/14/12 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Sun 07/15/12 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Thu 07/19/12 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Fri 07/20/12 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sat 07/21/12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun 07/22/12 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Wed 07/25/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Fri 07/27/12 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
Sun 07/29/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 08/01/12 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Fri 08/03/12 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 08/04/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sun 08/05/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Fri 08/10/12 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
Sat 08/11/12 Universal City, CA Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk

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Reply #23 posted 07/17/12 6:00pm

SoulAlive

^^ that review has got me excited to see the show! Sounds like everything is running smoothly.

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Reply #24 posted 07/17/12 6:56pm

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It's coming to my area Saturday. I saw Maze last year. I would love to see Patti

and the OJays but i'll probably pass on this one. I'm going to see Mint Condition

and India Arie in August.

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Reply #25 posted 07/18/12 12:28pm

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phunkdaddy said:

It's coming to my area Saturday. I saw Maze last year. I would love to see Patti

and the OJays but i'll probably pass on this one. I'm going to see Mint Condition

and India Arie in August.

Beware, Mint Condition is Lip-synching to their songs...A whole lot of people was mad at them when they toured The Township in my town....

I didnt go to the show but the radio DJ's in my area trashed them...For your sake I hope they are singing Live...

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Chancellor said:

phunkdaddy said:

It's coming to my area Saturday. I saw Maze last year. I would love to see Patti

and the OJays but i'll probably pass on this one. I'm going to see Mint Condition

and India Arie in August.

Beware, Mint Condition is Lip-synching to their songs...A whole lot of people was mad at them when they toured The Township in my town....

I didnt go to the show but the radio DJ's in my area trashed them...For your sake I hope they are singing Live...

eek

Are you sure this wasn't during the early 90's when they were going along with

label politics to do track shows which the band quickly realized wasn't happening.

I've seen them several times since 2005 and i've never seen them lip sync.

Stokley ain't having that.

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phunkdaddy said:

Chancellor said:

Beware, Mint Condition is Lip-synching to their songs...A whole lot of people was mad at them when they toured The Township in my town....

I didnt go to the show but the radio DJ's in my area trashed them...For your sake I hope they are singing Live...

eek

Are you sure this wasn't during the early 90's when they were going along with

label politics to do track shows which the band quickly realized wasn't happening.

I've seen them several times since 2005 and i've never seen them lip sync.

Stokley ain't having that.

I have always liked Mint Conditions music, never seen them LIVE and I don't know a thing about what went on in the 90's...All I know is they recently got BASHED for lip syching @ the Township....These Country folks in my area KNOW when you ain't bringing it...LOL.....

So give us the scoop when you see them...

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Chancellor said:



phunkdaddy said:




Chancellor said:



Beware, Mint Condition is Lip-synching to their songs...A whole lot of people was mad at them when they toured The Township in my town....



I didnt go to the show but the radio DJ's in my area trashed them...For your sake I hope they are singing Live...




eek



Are you sure this wasn't during the early 90's when they were going along with


label politics to do track shows which the band quickly realized wasn't happening.


I've seen them several times since 2005 and i've never seen them lip sync.


Stokley ain't having that.



I have always liked Mint Conditions music, never seen them LIVE and I don't know a thing about what went on in the 90's...All I know is they recently got BASHED for lip syching @ the Township....These Country folks in my area KNOW when you ain't bringing it...LOL.....



So give us the scoop when you see them...




Wow. This is shocking news to me!!! I've seen Mint in concert too many times to count, (still have the ticket stubs) and I've NEVER, EVER seen them lip sync not one single song. And they do long sets with 3 song encores..... Something had to be wrong with Stokely.
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