Fans react to the last-minute announcement at the Prudential Center
Problems reported in Newark, New Jersey last night on THE SONGSTRESS TOUR.
According to reports, the show was supposed to have started at 7PM with Babyface opening, Anita Baker closing the show at 8:30PM and doors set to open at 6PM. Sources close to the tour said Babyface and his band were waiting around for hours to get a sound check and then were told they would go on at 8:55PM. Once the show began promoters announced that Babyface would not be performing at all which angered fans who paid to see the grammy winning icon.
Fans were quick to react on social media accusing Ms. Baker of being “difficult” and a “Diva” while some industry professionals posted these “scheduling issues” happen in the business of concert promotions and should smooth out as the tour moves on. This is the first known wrinkle on Anita Baker’s headlining tour, heading to UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NJ Friday night, we hope the music fans continue to enjoy both legendary acts and their music for the remainder of the tour.
2023 TOUR DATES:
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 – FedExForum
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