Just Announced. Jody Watley and SRL Set To Return to Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka.

 

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Always a joy!

Feb. 6-7 Tokyo, Feb. 8 Osaka — Find out more: Here

Just Announced. Jody Watley Returns to Japan with Shalamar® Reloaded.

 

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As a solo artist I’ve been touring Japan consistently since my solo debut – and grateful as always for the opportunity and to share the gift of music and dance. It’s awesome to be able to include this new element of the show with the new Shalamar ‘Reloaded’ with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. It’s a show and experience to remember, Jody Watley hits, Shalamar hits and new music. Catch us LIVE in Tokyo January 18-19 Tokyo. January 21, Osaka. 

Tickets and Info: Here

Other announced shows are:

Oct. 2 – Bakersfield Rabobank Arena, Jody Watley ‘Classic Jam’ various artists

November 4 – Ramshead, Annapolis MD with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of GirlSquad Pre-show

November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington D.C. with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of Girl Squad Pre-show

November 14 – The Honda Center Superfreesyle Explosion Jody Watley with Salt n Pepa and various artists

December 29-31 / January 1 – TBA Oakland, CA Jody Watley with Shalamar® Reloaded

 

 

 

Jody Watley Greeting for Billboard Live Osaka and Tokyo.

Jody Watley Returns To Billboard Live Japan

Design: Ray Easmon

Design: Ray Easmon

It’s no secret I love Japan, and have since my first visit back in 1987. I’ve been going there consistently to perform and get excited each time. Billboard Live is a state of the art venue with an awesome staff which is always a bonus for any artist – you know it’s going to be right. The fans bring so much love, enthusiasm and warmth just as if they’re seeing me for the first time – there are always new fans there as well. It’s In The Music!

Billboard Live Osaka – January 18, 2014

Billboard Live Tokyo – January 20-21, 2014

 

Greetings From Japan – With Love.

The shows in Tokyo at Billboard Live were a smashing success, packing the house and having the fans dancing in the aisles, singing, and love One of the Billboard Live staff said to me of all of the artists who perform there – I seem to have the most special connection to the fans, which made me feel very happy and appreciative. One person told me seeing me live and hearing my songs makes them feel strong and motivated again – that’s the power of music. Real love indeed!

We arrived in Osaka yesterday April 12 – and woke up to a 6.0 earthquake this morning. Thank God we’re all OK though I’m reading about ongoing threats from North Korea to Tokyo and of course America about nuclear attacks – which make me very pensive and sad to consider that these leaders have so much power to destroy at their fingertips. Let’s send heaps of prayers, meditation (if you do that as well) and overall positive energy into the  universe.

Blessings and love to everyone – for now I’ll focus on the the escape and good feelings music provides globally. More pics and video highlights to come! Billboard Live Osaka – get ready for a night to remember!

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Photo: Jody Watley Music (c). All Rights Reserved 2013

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Photo. Jody Watley Music (c). All Rights Reserved. 2013

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Some of my material gifts from the fans which I always cherish and appreciate! Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) All Rights Reserved 2013

Adorable! Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) All Rights Reserved.

Adorable! Photo: Jody Watley Music (c) All Rights Reserved.

NEW Video Post! Dance Rehearsal.

We’re off to Japan for concerts at Billboard Live in Tokyo and Osaka tomorrow – a trip my band and I always look forward to! I had fun with Rosero, Havic and new understudy Eric McCoy – son of Rosero. Eric told me before joining us onstage in Oakland he had been waiting to dance onstage with me since he was little and his Dad brought him to our show in Las Vegas. His revelation and quiet dream was priceless, very sweet and a joy to know that it had come to fruition as I had no idea! We’ve added a Shalamar medley to the show with some nice dance breaks. It’s always tricky when I’ve included Shalamar songs because the majority of Jody Watley fans still don’t connect with that part of my repertoire resulting in mild crickets – to this day people will say they never knew I was in a group. In the early days of my solo career I really went out of my way to establish myself as a separate and distinct entity – and succeeded. Because some of my upcoming new music has a soul disco funk vibe I’ve decided to try a new approach to  incorporating  a few Shalamar songs in the mix.

Rosero is currently very busy with Disney’s “Shake It Up” and other countless shows and artists as a choreographer as well as the perfectly chiseled John ‘Havic’ Gregory. Anytime they can be a part of the concerts is always extra special and we have a lot of fun with great chemistry on and off the stage.

Upcoming Concerts / Appearances:

BILLBOARD LIVE Tokyo – April 10-11, 2013

BILLBOARD LIVE Osaka – April 13, 2013

BROOKLYN BOWL, NY – April 19, 2013 –Special Guest with French Horn Rebellion

CHURCH, Los Angeles – April 27, 2013 –Special Guest with Mark de Clive Lowe

ESSENCE FEST  Mercedes Benz Superdome – July 6, 2013