G-Squared Events Presents“An Evening of Soul” with Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, and Stephanie Mills on May 12, 2019, at the Forum in Inglewood, CA
HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 20, 2019) – G-Squared Events is excited to announce their upcoming event entitled “An Evening of Soul” with Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, and Stephanie Mills. The event will take place on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30PM and the event will take place at 7:30PM. Presale begins February 15, 2019, at 10AM at Ticketmaster.com and at the Smart Financial Centre Box Office. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting on February 28, 2019, at 10 AM. Ticket prices for the event range from $52.50 – $139.50.
Some people might say that after notching eleven No. 1 singles, 11 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point….and he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon. “I’ve been in this game for many years,” said the Gap Band founder and solo star. “I’ve had some big hit records and sold a lot of records. But I need to still show people that I’m in it. It’s championship time.” Wilson underscores that declaration with his latest album, In It to Win It (P Music Group/RCA, Feb. 17, 2017) which was nominated for three 2018 NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Duo or Group Collaboration and Outstanding Album. The set boasts two number one singles which hit two different Billboard charts in April 2018. “Chills” was #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart and I’m Blessed” ft. T.I. was #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. This is the first time an artist has had two different #1 songs on these charts at the same time.
In addition, “I’m Blessed” was also nominated for a 2018 Billboard Top Gospel song and Wilson received a “Rhapsody & Rhythm” award from the National Museum of African American Music scheduled to open in Nashville in 2019.
Coinciding with the release of the album Wilson’s In It To Win It national tour sold out arenas around the country. He is continuing to tour with upcoming dates in Europe and the U.S.
“’I’m Blessed’ says exactly where I am in my life, blessed to still be making music that people want to hear,” says Wilson. “2018 has been a tough year for so many people around the world, so I’m proud to release a song to remind us that we can all find some blessings in our lives. And having T.I. bring his flavor, sharing who he is and how his journey is filled with blessings, is an added bonus.”
Before launching his solo career in 2000, Wilson racked up a string of hits in the late ‘70s and ‘80s as front man with the Gap Band. The pioneering R&B/funk group charted such frequently sampled classics as “Outstanding,” “Yearning for Your Love,” “Burn Rubber on Me,” “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and “Early in the Morning.”
Wilson signed to Jive (now RCA) in 2004 after landing his first No. 1 Billboard Adult R&B hit in 2000, “Without You.” Since then, he’s released six solo albums and become a consistent chart presence. His tally of 19 hits boasts seven more Adult R&B No. 1s. Among them: “My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are” and “There Goes My Baby.” While garnering 11 Grammy nominations and other industry accolades, including BET’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Wilson has stayed busy on the road, as he is a major concert draw, claiming the crown for top winter tour of 2015 with his Forever Charlie arena, or in the studio.
In the years between the Gap Band’s heyday and his solo success, Wilson survived drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and prostate cancer. He chronicled his odds-defying life and career in his 2015 best-selling autobiography, I Am Charlie Wilson. Sober now for 22 years, the singer says, “I wouldn’t have believed I’d be where I am right now. That’s why I shout every night because I thank God for allowing me to be here.”
Wilson continues to perform to rave reviews at his concerts. If you haven’t seen a Charlie Wilson show, this is a show you don’t want to miss.
Grammy® Award-winning singer, Patti LaBelle, is an unparalleled force in the entertainment industry. LaBelle’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, and class. Her effortless ability to belt out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards, and spiritual sonnets has created the unique platform of versatility for which she is celebrated. The Philadelphia born entertainer created her first hit in 1962 as the lead singer of The Bluebells, before going on to receive worldwide acclaim with the trailblazing, genre-bending all-female trio, LaBelle. After going solo in 1970, LaBelle has created timeless songs, fortifying herself as an icon in the music industry.
In addition to her prestigious music career, LaBelle has written five best-selling books, created a successful line of food products, and has starred in her own highly rated cooking specials on the Cooking Channel and Food Network. Her impressive and diverse achievements as an entertainer, businesswoman, and author has garnered her numerous honors including Grammy® Awards, American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, New York Times bestseller, and the 2016 Marian Anderson Award.
Stephanie Mills is a Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and Broadway stage actress. Mills rose to stardom as “Dorothy” in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. The song “Home” from the show later became a number 1 R&B hit for Mills and her signature song. During the 1980s, Mills scored five number one R&B hits, including “Home”, “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love”, “I Feel Good All Over”, “You’re Puttin’ A Rush on Me” and “Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)”. Mills’ won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her song “Never Knew Love Like This Before” in 1981.
About G-Squared Events
Based in Houston, Texas, G-Squared Events produces high-quality live entertainment experiences with some of the world’s biggest performers including Charlie Wilson, Tyrese, Steve Harvey, Keith Sweat, and Brian McKnight. For over 20 years, G-Squared Events has leveraged data-driven insights with our event production expertise to deliver world-class events while earning enduring loyalty from our patrons, artists, and venue partners. G-Squared Events is listed on the 2018 Pollstar’s Midyear Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Promoters. To learn more, visit www.GSquaredEvents.com.
About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, the Hulu Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, the Boch Center Wang Theatre, and the Beacon Theater. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
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