Three legendary R&B groups are hitting the road this summer. Live Nation has announced the tour dates for Summer Block Party Presents: Jodeci, SWV & Dru Hill. Jodeci is headlining the tour with SWV and Dru Hill joining as special guests.
The North American tour kicks off July 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at PNC Music Pavilion. From there, Jodeci, SWV and Dru Hill will play in other major cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, St Louis, Nashville and Los Angeles, to name a few.
The first leg will conclude Sept. 8 in Concord, California, at Concord Pavilion. According to Live Nation, more dates will be announced at a later time.
Artist presale begins Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. local time. Live Nation’s presale launches Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. local time. All presales will end Thursday, April 27, at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. local time.
Each group is expected to perform some of their iconic songs as well as some fan-favorite deep cuts. In 2022, Jodeci supported New Edition on The Culture Tour, along with Charlie Wilson. In March, Jodeci performed at Jazz in the Gardens in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Jodeci last released an album in 2015 titled The Past, The Present, The Future. It included their hit single “Every Moment,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart.
As for SWV, they recently wrapped up the finale of their limited reality series SWV & Xscape: Queens of R&B, which aired on Bravo. The show was created following SWV’s 2021 Verzuz with Xscape.
Before the tour kicks off, the Sisters With Voices will be honored at the 2023 Black Music Honors, along with Missy Elliott, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jeffrey Osborne, and The Hawkins Family.
SWV’s last album, Still, arrived in 2016. It included bops such as “MCE (Man Crush Everyday)” and “Ain’t No Man.” The album debuted and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart. It spent seven weeks on the chart.
Dru Hill released a festive project in 2017 titled Christmas in Baltimore. Before that, their last proper album, Indrupendence Day, dropped in 2010.
In 2020, they dropped their single “What You Need,” produced by Troy Taylor. The song was supposed to appear on their new album, The Second Coming, which has yet to be released.
Dru Hill first teased The Second Coming when they announced their two new members – Jawann “Smoke” Peacock and Benjamin “Black” Bush — in 2018. Smoke and Black are also founding members of the R&B trio Playa, which included the late Static Major.
“We are bringing our churchy, soulful vocals — which is the foundation of Playa’s legacy — and adding them to the legacy of Dru Hill,” Smoke told VIBE. “I feel like we bring a whole other concept of harmonies and melodies to the table. And not only that, we’re writers, producers, and arrangers.”
See the Summer Block Party Tour dates below.
Jodeci, SWV and Dru Hill’s Summer Block Party 2023 Tour Dates
Jul 28 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 29 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
Jul 30 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
Aug 5 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater*
Aug 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
Aug 10 – Detroit, MI @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Aug 11 – Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater*
Aug 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Aug 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park*
Aug 19 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 20 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 24 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Cane’s River Center
Aug 26 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman*
Aug 27 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug 31 – Denver, CO @ BellCo Theater^
Sep 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
Sep 3 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Sep 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater
Sep 8 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
*No Dru Hill
^ No SWV
Get tickets at summerblockpartytour.com.