More than 10 years after its last tour, the concert series featuring soul and R&B returns to amphitheatres and arenas across America. But you’ll have to read past the jump to learn about this year’s lineup.
Budweiser Superfest has to be one of the best known “branded” concert tours around. With an original run that began in 1979 and continued through 1999, the Bud Superfest established itself as a regular summer outing featuring the finest soul and R&B around, including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Parliament.
And there’s plenty of talent starring in Superfest’s return, including Anthony Hamilton, KEM, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, Abraham McDonald and Hal Linton, with more acts to be announced shortly.
Produced by Live Nation and Haymon Events, the first show is in Cleveland at the Time Warner Cable Amph. @ Tower City Aug. 5. Other stops include Bristow, Va., outside Washington, D.C., at Jiffy Lube Live Aug. 6; Wantagh, N.Y., at Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Aug. 7 and Virginia Beach at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater Aug. 8.
Also look for the tour to play Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Greensboro, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, New Orleans, Houston and Dallas.
“Budweiser Superfest has created a unique place in music history as one of the must-see annual urban concert series of the ‘80s and ‘90s by featuring the best in R&B music year after year,” Live Nation Network President Russell Wallach said. “We expect to carry on that legacy with a stellar lineup of artists already confirmed for the 2010 return.”
Budweiser is conducting a search in select markets for local talent (ages 21 & over) to compete in the beer company’s “Battle For The Crown” promotion where winners will get a chance be the opening act when the tour plays their town. After the tour concludes, fans can go to BattleForTheCrown.com and vote on the best performance in which the winning act will be awarded $25,000.
Tickets for many of the Budweiser Superfest dates are already on sale. Tickets for Charlotte, New Orleans and Memphis go on sale July 17.