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Ledisi headed to Memphis with ‘The Truth’

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Grammy-nominated powerhouse Ledisi will be at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis on April 18th – two days after she kicks off a 30-city tour titled after her upcoming new album, "The Truth," which is in stores March 11.

The tour, which has partnered with ESSENCE as a media partner, will stop in major markets across the US and Canada starting in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 16th and concluding in Sacramento, Calif. on May 25th.

Opening up for Ledisi will be The Robert Glasper Experience. For every pair of tickets purchased, fans will receive free download of the album to redeem on release day. Those who purchase tickets also will receive a one-year subscription to ESSENCE.

"I am so excited about this tour because I have so many surprises for my fans. The whole show has been created to reflect the truth about me," said Ledisi. "I feel like I've come full circle. I can't wait to sing, dance and share my joy with my audience."

While on tour, Ledisi will perform her new single "I Blame You," which is surging up the charts and is a hit on the Urban AC charts. USA Today calls it "A breezy-smooth rush of pop-soul nostalgia." She will also perform fan favorites such as "Pieces of Me," "Alright," and "Goin' Thru Changes." and more.

To add to the excitement of her anticipated album release, Ledisi will be featured on the main stage at the 20th annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on the July 4th Weekend, where she will share the stage with Prince, Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie and more!

For more information on Ledisi and updated tour dates, visit www.ledisi.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @ledisi.