R&B balladeer Anita Baker will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her 1983 debut album, The Songstress, on tour in 2023. This marks her first major tour since 1995. "Looking forward to some crazy, lovely hang time with my fans, on tour in 2023," Anita said in a statement. "Gonna bring some new music & some special guests, too."

The 15-date tour includes shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, the NYC-area, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland and more. All dates are listed below.

There are two NYC-area shows: Newark's Prudential Center on May 10 and Long Island's UBS Arena on May 12. Tickets for all dates go on sale November 17 at 10 AM local time.

anita baker songstress

Anita Baker - The Songstress 2023 Tour
Sat Feb 11 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
Tue Feb 14 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
Fri Feb 17 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
Wed May 10 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Fri May 12 - Belmont Park, NY - UBS Arena
Sun May 14 - Baltimore, MD - CFG Bank Arena
Fri Jun 30 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Sun Jul 02 - Detroit, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sat Nov 18 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Wed Nov 22 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Fri Nov 24 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Fri Dec 15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Sun Dec 17 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Fri Dec 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Crypto.com Arena
Sat Dec 23 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena

More From Brooklyn Vegan