KEM's WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS Holiday Tour Continues in Detroit, Louisville and Nashville This Weekend
Motown Recording Artist KEM presents the KEM & Friends 'WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS' Holiday Tour - a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience with a holiday-themed storyline directed by national playwright, Latteras R. Whitfield, and narrated on stage by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson. The 'WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS' Holiday Tour will feature KEM & his R&B friends performing their hits, as well as Christmas original & classic songs together on stage, that will take audiences on a never-seen-before uplifting holiday journey.
The 'WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS' Holiday Tour stops in Washington DC (Dec. 14) and in Detroit (Dec. 20) will feature KEM performing onstage with R&B legends, Patti LaBelle and Ronald Isley.
"We developed the 'What Christmas Means' Holiday Tour to give fans a new form of holiday concert that the whole family can enjoy," said KEM. "We wanted to bring a fresh approach to the concert-going experience by weaving a holiday-themed storyline throughout, with interspersed performances by myself and some of R&B's most talented vocalists. The show will include our hit songs and our favorite Christmas songs. I'm so excited to present this new concept, and to perform onstage with Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and some of my other friends with incredible voices."
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS HOLIDAY TOUR DATES: (visit MusicByKEM.com for ticket info)
Friday, December 20
(With Special Guests: Patti LaBelle & Ronald Isley)
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22
Schemerhorn Symphony Center
KEM's holiday tour is based on his WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS Deluxe CD, in stores now. KEM has expanded his first Christmas album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS (which rose to #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2012), with four newly-recorded bonus tracks that he produced and executive produced.
KEM's first Christmas album, What Christmas Means, was released on October 16, 2012. After the holiday season, the album had sold 76,000 copies, making it the #3 highest-selling Urban Christmas record in one season. Two tracks from the CD were nominated for the 44th NAACP Image Awards in 2013. "Glorify The King" and "Be Mine For Christmas (ft. Ledisi)" were both nominated in the 'Outstanding Song' category.
The final sequence for WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS - DELUXE EDITION is: 1. Glorify The King 2. What Christmas Means 3. A Christmas Song For You 4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 5. Christmas Time Is Here 6. The Christmas Song 7. Be Mine For Christmas ft. Ledisi 8. Merry Christmas Baby 9. We Three Kings 10. Doo Wop Christmas (That's What Christmas Is All About) BONUS TRACKS: 11. Jesus ft. Patti LaBelle & Ronald Isley 12. Bethlehem 13. Home For Christmas 14. Lullaby Noel.
About KEM: In February 2001, Motown Recording Artist KEM independently released his first CD, KEMISTRY, on his Kemistry Records label, selling nearly 15,000 units, after which, he was signed by Universal Motown. Motown re-released KEMISTRY in 2002, released KEM ALBUM II in May 2005 and INTIMACY in August 2010, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums list and certified Gold in March 2012. KEMISTRY, KEM ALBUM II and INTIMACY: ALBUM III have each been certified RIAA gold, and worldwide sales are in excess of 2.4 million copies. In 2012, KEM foundEd Mack & Third, Inc., a Michigan domestic non-profit corporation that assists organizations that support the homeless community, including shelters and organizations which supported KEM throughout his journey from homelessness & addiction to sobriety & success. KEM's 'Mack & Third' event is an all-day free concert to benefit and recognize Detroit's homeless citizens. The 2012 event was attended by 55,000 fans and collected in excess of 130,000 canned goods. KEM's Christmas album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS, was released on October 16, 2012. After the holiday season, the album had sold 76,000 copies, making it the #3 highest-selling Urban Christmas record in one season. KEM wrote and recorded a duet with Ronald Isley entitled "My Favorite Thing," which was released as the second single from Ron Isley's 2013 CD, "This Song Is For You." www.musicbykem.com