Eric Roberson to Play the Orpheum This August
The Orpheum Theatre has announced the one night engagement of GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Roberson, on Saturday, August 19 at 8pm. Roberson released his latest album Earth on April 21, the first of his trilogy series Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Roberson has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green, and countless others, to releasing nine albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint.
Tickets for Roberson's Orpheum engagement are on sale now and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, the Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), and Ticketmaster.
The Rahway, NJ, native and Howard University alum was nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. In 2011, his studio album, Mister Nice Guy, debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts. He then released a collaboration album, B-Sides, Features and Heartaches, as a thank you album to his fans. The album represents 10 years of collaborations with some of his favorite independent artists in the soul movement including Angela Johnson, DJ Spinna, Collette, and Les Nubians. His 10th studio album, The Box, was released in 2014 to buzz-worthy success.
An artist is always influenced by all things surrounding them and with Roberson, he is no different. Being a husband and father has inspired Roberson's music tremendously. Marriage has helped him embrace honesty. Fatherhood has helped him embrace maturity. He feels both honesty and maturity is an apparent theme in all of his music. He loves being married and being a father.
The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.