Anita Baker Comes to the Fox Theatre
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with Anita Baker, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Regarded as one of the most popular vocalists of soulful romantic ballads, Anita Baker sings the songs every mother will love to hear live in concert. Anita Baker's career spans over three decades and includes eight Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, seven Soul Train Awards, seven platinum albums and six world tours.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets start at $57.50, plus applicable fees.Anita Baker was born on January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, MI. She began singing in her church choir when she was 12 and sang in a local group with her high school friends at 16. In 1975, she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player David Washington, and spent the next few years playing in and around Detroit.
In 1981, she signed to Otis Smith's Beverly Glenn label, releasing her debut album "Songstress" in 1983, which featured her signature song "Angel." In 1986, she signed with Elektra Records and, understanding that creative control was essential, functioned as executive producer on her megahit album "Rapture", which sold over 6 million records worldwide. The album went multi-platinum and practically all of its tracks found rotation on nationwide radio playlists, including the tender "Caught Up in the Rapture" and "Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)." This album brought her first two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Female Performance for the album "Rapture" and Best R&B Song for "Sweet Love," a Top-10 Pop and No. 2 R&B hit.In 1987, Anita began work on her follow-up album "Giving You The Best That I Got" in between an extremely busy performance schedule. This album was also awarded three Grammy Awards. She took a more involved role in the songwriting for her third album "Compositions", also moving towards experimenting with jazz. The album contained seven self-penned songs and was mostly cut live. The album would go on to win her a seventh Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Performance. In 1993, Anita started working on her next project "Rhythm of Love", on which she wrote five out of the 12 songs. In September 1994, the album was released and Anita received an eighth Grammy Award for Best R&B Song ("I Apologize") in 1995.
In 2004, Anita released "My Everything" for Blue Note Records. In 2005, Baker released "Christmas Fantasy", receiving a Grammy Award nomination for the song "Christmas Time Is Here." In May 2005, Baker was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. Starting in 2007, Baker embarked on a two-year concert tour titled "An Evening with Anita Baker." In August 2012, Baker released her version of Tyrese's hit "Lately."
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premier venues for live entertainment and declared a "Top Stop of the Decade" by Venues Today Magazine. Listed as #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine, the Fox most recently won 2017's "Theatre of the Year" by the International Entertainment Buyers Association. Other notable achievements include Rolling Stone Magazine's "The Best Big Rooms in America" as part of their "Venues That Rock" series (2013), nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America (2,000-5,000 seats), and for any Georgia venue according to the "Social Media Power 100" compiled by Venues Today Magazine. With 4,665 seat theatre, the Fox hosts 250 performances a year, from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies, attracting 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, the Fox hosts wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 88th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage- Budweiser, Regions, Grady Health Systems, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact the Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. Please stay connected with the Fox Theatre on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
The Marquee Club presented by Lexus is a premium club slated to open early 2018. Adjacent to the Fox Theatre, the membership-based Moroccan-style club will feature 10,000 square feet of interior and exterior premium space; five stationary bars; three rooftop options to include multi-level interior and climate-controlled exterior environments. Open only during events at the Fox Theatre, the Marquee Club will be open to members pre-show and during intermission, as well as post-show for select events. Additional amenities include priority pre-sale ticketing notifications, access to private restrooms, concierge guest services, and self-parking access to an adjacent lot for some memberships. Single-show access will also be available for select performances. For more information on premium club access or to purchase a membership, please call Fox Theatre's Corporate Partnership, Premium Seating Office at (404) 881-2127 or visit FoxTheatre.org/MarqueeClub.