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Anita Baker Announces 2023 Tour Dates — Her First in Nearly 30 Years

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It’s “Been So Long” since rhythm and blues singer Anita Baker has traveled to arenas, making fans swoon with her vocals — nearly 28 years, to be exact. Now, the eight-time Grammy winning superstar has announced a special run of live tour dates for 2023.

Produced by Live Nation, Baker will bring her tunes to 15 cities starting on Feb. 11 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., then making stops across the country in cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston before wrapping up the tour at California’s Oakland Arena on Dec. 23.


“Looking forward to some crazy, lovely, hang time with my fans, on tour in 2023!!” Baker said in a statement. “Gonna, bring some new music and some special guests, too.”

The tour commemorates Baker’s 40 years as an iconic artist in the music game since the release of her debut album, 1983’s The Songstress. The tour dates also mark the first time the Ohio native will be performing her classics live since winning back the right of her masters in 2021 with the help of Chance the Rapper.

After Baker released her first album, she rose to stardom in 1986 with the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which includes the Grammy-winning record “Sweet Love.” In addition to her eight Grammys, Baker has four platinum albums and two gold albums.

Tickets to see Baker are on sale Thursday (Nov. 17) at 10 a.m. on

Check out Anita Baker’s 2023 tour dates below:

  • 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 – Arena
  • Sat (Dec. 23) – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena

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