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Boney James Announces New Tour Dates & New Single 'Sundance'

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Despite the challenge of  dropping the record during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boney notched his first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top Albums Chart.

Boney James Announces New Tour Dates & New Single 'Sundance'

Multi-platinum selling and 4-time Grammy nominated saxophone player Boney James will soon be on the road, performing for fans across the U.S and resuming his delayed 2020 tour dates in support of his recently released album Solid.

As an added treat, Boney will be releasing a new single "Sundance" on August 17th and will be debuting new merchandise via his website immediately!

"I am so thrilled to be getting on the road and playing shows live and in person again and can't wait to see everyone out there and share some new music from my Solid CD." Boney James

Despite the challenge of dropping the record during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boney notched his first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, a rare feat for an instrumentalist to be grouped with Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles etc. He also stayed connected with fans throughout the pandemic by performing mini-concerts on Facebook Live that garnered 500K + views and added Boney James face masks to his website which are available for purchase at boneyjames.com.

Solid is the four-time GRAMMY nominated saxophonist's seventeenth album as a leader and follows his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.

All of Solid's eleven tracks were produced and written or co-written by James. Three songs-"Full Effect," "Tonic" and the title track-were built from licks played at sound-check by touring guitarist Kendall Gilder on the road in support of Honestly. "I said, hey, what's that riff you're playing?" James recalls, "And Kendall said, 'that's just something I'm messing around with.' I got my iPhone and recorded them, then took it home and wrote the songs!"

Four other songs were initiated by longtime James collaborator, acclaimed writer/producer Jairus 'J-Mo' Mozee (Anderson Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton). One of those, "Be Here," was ultimately transformed into Solid's Adult Urban single featuring special guest Kenny Lattimore, best known for his Top 10 R&B hit "For You."

Boney James' personal relationship with music has never been anything but solid. Picking up the sax at age 10 in his native New Rochelle, New York, "I immediately loved it, and it pretty quickly became my favorite thing to do." By the time he entered his teens, James was gigging with bands, and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Teena Marie and many others, touring and doing sessions for seven years before cutting his first solo album in 1992. The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and nonstop touring.

Now a four-time GRAMMY nominee with four RIAA Gold records and career sales topping three million units, James continues to defy musical genres; A two time NAACP Award nominee, a Soul Train Award winner and named one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.

James lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 35 years Director/Actress Lily Mariye.

Boney James "Solid 2020" Tour Dates

8.7 Mableton, GA Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

8.20 West Reading, PA Scottish Right Cathedral Performing Arts Center

8.21 Norfolk, VA Town Point Park

8.28 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor

9.10 Newberry, SC Newberry Opera House

9.11 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center

9.12 Raleigh, NC Meymandi Concert Hall

9.15 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live

9.16 Jacksonville, FL The Florida Theatre

9.17 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre

9.23 Detroit, MI Motor City Casino & Hotel

9.24 Hammond, IN The Venue At Horseshoe Casino

9.25 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater

9.26 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

9.29 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Casino

10.1 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre

10.2 Columbus, OH Lincoln Theatre

10.3 Cleveland, OH Ohio Theatre

10.7 Ft. Wayne, IN Clyde Theatre

10.8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre

10.9 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre

10.10 Nashville, TN City Winery Nashville

10.12 New York, NY Sony Hall

10.14 Newark, NJ Victoria Theater

10.15 Collingsworth, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium

10.16 Rehoboth Beach DE Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

10.17 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage

10.18 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

10.19 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

10.23 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery

10.27 Rochester, NY Kodak Center For Performing Arts

10.29 New Haven, CT The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

10.30 Boston, MA City Winery

11.4 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre

11.6 Chandler, AZ Chandler Center For The Arts

11.7 Tucson, AZ Fox Theatre Tucson

11.11 Houston, TX House Of Blues Houston

11.12 Austin, TX One World Theatre

11.13 Dallas, TX House of Blues Dallas


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