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Beyoncé returns to Music City in July

by Cass Teague

Beyoncé performing in Nashville in July 2007

Anthony Hamilton visits in May; Brandy in June

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour featuring Super Bowl sensation Beyoncé is coming to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena live on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Tour promises to be her most ambitious to date–bigger in scope than any of her previous shows, and run for a year, with the second wave in Latin America, Australia and Asia.

Beyoncé’s last tour, the critically acclaimed and incredibly successful “I AM…” WORLD TOUR thrilled more than 1.1 million fans at more than 100 shows in 32 countries on six continents. The Nashville PRIDE featured her last Nashville appearance in July 18, 2007, part of The Beyoncé Experience Tour, one of 97 shows on 5 continents.

One of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture, the solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, has released four #1 solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide earning numerous awards and accolades, including 16 Grammy Awards, Billboard’s Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and the RIAA Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.

Tickets are on sale at four price levels: $254.50/$129.50/$89.50/$49.50. The author was in Las Vegas in July and August, 2009, where tickets for Beyonce’s show on the “I…AM” Tour at the Paradise Theatre in the Encore Hotel started at $250, rising to $500, $750, and $1,000 per seat. Consider a ticket for this tour a bargain.

Hamilton to play the War Memorial May 10

Grammy Award-winner Anthony Hamilton brings his R&B sound to War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, May 10 at 8 pm. Hamilton was nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album at the 2013 Grammys. His arresting voice – a favorite staple on the R&B scene since 2003 – recently hailed at number one for four weeks on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart with his soul-stirring single, “Pray for Me” the second single from his fourth studio album, Back to Love, the follow-up to Hamilton’s 2008 gold-certified album, The Point of It All, which debuted at number one on the album charts. Hamilton has sold more than 20 million albums. Tickets, ranging from $35-$75, are on sale now, on the website at www.wmarocks.com, and the venue’s box office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.

Brandy visits War Memorial Auditorium

June 8 at 7:00 pm

Brandy became one of the most successful multimedia stars of the ’90s, thanks to her constant presence on both the pop and R&B charts, the hit sitcom Moesha, and the made-for-TV movie phenomenon Cinderella, which attracted more than 60 million viewers. Her triple-platinum self-titled debut album dropped in 1994 (at age 15). This trailblazing pioneer has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide (including the 5x-platinum selling Never Say Never) and is ranked one of the best-selling female artists in American music history by the RIAA. She has a Grammy, an AMA, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and three BMI Awards. Brandy stars on BET’s top-rated scripted series The Game. Tickets are $25, $35, and $45.

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