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Presented by Blues is Alright Tour, the 4th annual Gate City Blues Festival returns on Saturday, May 4 to White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Kicking off at 7 p.m., attendees will enjoy the rhythmical music of Nellie Travis, Bishop Bullwinkle, Shirley Murdock, Theodis Ealey, Roy C, Pokey Bear, and Sir Charles Jones.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Nellie Travis is an internationally renowned blues singer who has headlined festivals and clubs around the world. Travis captivates audiences with her powerful vocals and irresistible stage charisma. A permanent headlining personality at Chicago’s most successful blues clubs, Travis has shared the stage with such legendary greats as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Gladys Knight, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Bishop Bullwinkle is a blues singer who seemingly came out of nowhere and took the internet and social media by storm with his song “Hell 2 Da Naw Naw” which received national media attention. He has been featured in blues festivals across the country.
Shirley Murdock is best known for the hit ballad “As We Lay” and for her vocals on Zapp and Roger’s hit single “Computer Love.” Thirty plus years in the business has allowed her to hone her skills as a singer, writer, arranger, actor and speaker. Her performance is up front and personal, and her emotional delivery of songs stirs audiences with her soulful larger-than-life voice.
Blues singer, guitarist, and bandleader Theodis Ealey has earned his nickname as “the Bluesman Lover.” Ealey has worked with some of the biggest names in the blues, but he’s also won an avid following for his ribald R&B tunes about love. One of the songs that ‘the Bluesman Lover” is known for is “Stand Up in It.”
Roy C is an American southern soul singer, songwriter and record executive, best known for his 1965 hit, “Shotgun Wedding,” Another song, “Impeach the President,” which he recorded and produced with a high school group, the Honey Drippers, has had one of the most sampled drum tracks in hip hop music. Roy C has performed on stage with many great artists including The Heart Beats, Tyrone Davis, Clarence Carter, Lee Fields and others.
Southern bluesman Pokey Bear injects a larger-than-life swagger into his R&B-infused bayou soul. Similar in old-school sound and spirit to Willie Clayton, Pokey the Baton Rouge party-starter is also a James Brown-influenced soul man at heart. Pokey Bear’s 2016 hit single “My Side Piece,” is still a favorite among blues listeners across the country.
Sir Charles Jones is an artist whose part-throwback, part-modern style of R&B is based on traditional Southern soul and blues. The vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is also known as “the Undisputed King of Southern Soul.” Sir Charles Jones’ blues fan favorites include “Country Boy” and “Friday.”
Last night the biggest rock band in Spanish, Maná, surprised fans by announcing their return to the road on Premio Lo Nuestro. Today “the most widely sold and heard Latin band in the world” (Billboard) confirmed details of their headlining ‘Rayando El Sol Tour’ across the United States. The tour is named after their critically acclaimed single, “Rayando El Sol,” which was one of the band’s first great successes and the kick off to a remarkable career including 4 Grammy Awards, 8 Latin Grammy Awards, 19 Billboard Latin Music Awards and dozens more around the world.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will make over 20 stops across the U.S., kicking off September 4th in Corpus Christi, TX with visits to Houston, San Diego, Brooklyn and more, before wrapping November 27th in Sacramento, CA. The U.S. outing will also include a concert at Greensboro Coliseum on October 20.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1 at 11am at LiveNation.com. Maná will also offer VIP packages for each show with options that include premium seating, an invitation to Maná VIP pre-show lounge, the opportunity to sit at Alex’s drum kit for a memorable photo, and much more! Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more info.
The band will also be making a very special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 27th with a can’t miss performance in celebration of the tour announcement. Additionally, they will be performing an exclusive live set for fans in anticipation of the tour on February 26th which will be live streamed on Maná’s Facebook page and Twitter account beginning at 5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET. The live stream will give fans just a taste of what they can expect from the highly anticipated upcoming tour.
It has been three years since the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award®-winning rock band last toured. As Latin Rock’s most engaging arena-level live band, longtime cultural ambassadors and powerful social advocates, their previous ‘LATINO POWER TOUR’ sold out venues across the U.S. with a message of unity and empowerment for U.S. Latinos. It featured 80 tons of state of the art concert production gear which traveled across the United States with the goal of uniting and inspiring Latino communities to make their voices heard.
Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global envoys for the Latin Rock genre, while selling over 40 million albums. Here in the United States, Maná holds an impressive nine #1 albums and ten #1 singles -more than any other band in the history of Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart. Maná is also unquestionably the top-drawing all-Spanish language concert band in the U.S. with notable attendance records to their name, and the New York Times declaring the group has: “Redefined ‘Crossover’ in Latin Pop... with its mix of love songs and more pointed political material about immigration and the environment, ...Maná has a mass appeal nearly unrivaled in the Latin pop world.”
For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.