Anita Baker to perform at Pine Knob Music Theatre during first national tour since 1995

Anita Baker performed special homecoming show at LCA last summer

OXON HILL, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 05: Singer Anita Baker onstage during 2019 Urban One Honors at MGM National Harbor on December 05, 2019 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images) (Paras Griffin, 2019 Paras Griffin)

CLARKSTON, Mich. – Eight-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Anita Baker has announced a run of live dates for 2023, including a stop in Michigan.

The tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring her to 15 cities. That includes a stop at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston on July 2 at 7 p.m.

Her tour kicks off on Feb. 11 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. She’ll make stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, and more before wrapping up in Oakland’s Oakland Arena on December 23.

This will be the first time she has been on a full tour since 1995. The Songstress will be performing her classic hits live since winning back the rights to her masters.

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  • The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 2 (Sunday) at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
  • Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the following three links: 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.
  • Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. until Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com.

Earlier this year, Baker performed a special one-night-only homecoming show for a sold-out crowd at Little Caesars Arena on July 22. The last time she performed at Pine Knob Music Theatre was on Aug. 28, 2010.

Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio and was raised in Detroit. She is one of the most popular singers of soulful ballads during the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s.

She started her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983.

In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her Platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single “Sweet Love.”

Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has four Platinum albums, along with two Gold albums.

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2023 TOUR DATES

Below is the complete list of 2023 tour dates.

  • Sat Feb 11 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live*
  • Tue Feb 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Fri Feb 17 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
  • Wed May 10 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
  • Fri May 12 – Long Island, NY – UBS Arena
  • Sun May 14 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
  • Fri Jun 30 – Chicago, IL – United Center
  • Sun Jul 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • Sat Nov 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • Wed Nov 22 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
  • Fri Nov 24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
  • Fri Dec 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • Sun Dec 17 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • Fri Dec 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
  • Sat Dec 23 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

* Not a Live Nation Date


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