The Return of Baduizm
Singer-songwriter and performance artist Erykah Badu will embark on the rare arena tour, dubbed the "Unfollow Me Tour," in summer 2023, kicking off at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on June 11.
Texas will also be the ending point of the "out-of-this-world, surrealist atmosphere" tour, culminating with a hometown stop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday, July 23. In all, Badu will visit 25 cities in June and July. She'll be joined by friend and insightful hip-hop artist, yasiin bey, on all stops.
The impetus behind the unexpectedly large-scale tour is unclear, as Badu appears not be releasing new music anytime soon.
The "Queen of Neo Soul" released her first album, Baduizm, in 1997. She went on to release four more albums, most recently 2010's New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). She also released a mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, in 2015.
Since she continues to live in Dallas, Badu has made multiple appearances in her hometown through the years, most notably with her annual Birthday Bash, which typically takes place at The Factory in Deep Ellum.
Tickets for the “Unfollow Me” tour will go on sale on Thursday, April 20 at 2:22 pm at Ticketmaster.com.
Unfollow Me Tour Dates
- Sunday, June 11, 2023 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
- Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Glendale, AZ Desert Diamond Arena
- Thursday, June 15, 2023 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena
- Friday, June 16, 2023 Las Vegas, NV Michelob ULTA Arena
- Saturday, June 17, 2023 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
- Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
- Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
- Friday, June 23, 2023 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
- Monday, June 26, 2023 Denver, CO Ball Arena
- Wednesday, June 28, 2023 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
- Friday, June 30, 2023 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
- Saturday, July 01, 2023 Chicago, IL United Center
- Sunday, July 02, 2023 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
- Friday, July 07, 2023 Boston, MA TD Garden
- Saturday, July 08, 2023 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
- Sunday, July 09, 2023 Philadelphia, PA TD Pavilion at the Mann
- Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
- Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Norfolk, VA Chartway Arena
- Thursday, July 13, 2023 Washington DC Capital One Arena
- Saturday, July 15, 2023 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
- Sunday, July 16, 2023 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
- Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
- Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
- Friday, July 21, 2023 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
- Sunday, July 23, 2023 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center