New Shalamar® Reloaded male lead vocalist Nate Allen Smith – and he can sing! I pulled this from Nate’s Instagram feed from our performance in Chicago at The Shrine. Go Nate!
Our trip to Chicago, a return to my hometown was a smashing success. Although it was quite sad that our guitarist Levi Seacer had a severe medical emergency and had to be transported to a local hospital where he remains, the show went on – with us dedicating it to him.
The concert was on the heels of a spirited morning performance on the #1 WGN Morning News. This fresh new lineup and approach is being met with a lot of love and excitement everywhere we go. It’s in the music!
Chicago Defender Feature: Jody Watley New Tour, New Music, New Shalamar : Read the story HERE
Never a dull moment – in the land of the living!
MAY 24 HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL UK WITH SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’
MAY 30 THE SHRINE CHICAGO
JUNE 6 MOUNTAIN WINERY WITH KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
JUNE 13 SAO PAULO BRAZIL ESPACO DAS AMERICAS
JUNE 24 THE HOWARD THEATER WASHINGTON DC
JUNE 25 LINCOLN CENTER DAMROSCH PARK ‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING”
JUNE 27 QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK LET’S ROCK LONDON
JUNE 28 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
JULY 25 ATLANTA HEALTH AND MUSIC FEST (RECIPIENT OF WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE ICON AWARD)
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED MAKE SURE TO TRACK JODY WATLEY ON BANDSINTOWN AS WELL AS SHALAMAR.
Each interview is a lesson in business and growth – as well setting a few misperceptions straight. Ultimately this is about today – the now and the newly reloaded SHALAMAR how I arrived .. often things are put in our life’s path for a reason and this is one of those things..
Listen to my conversation with DJ Souly from Sweden: Here
Upcoming SHALAMAR tm and JODY WATLEY Concerts:
Excited to be bringing the show which gives the audience two dynamic sets SHALAMAR and Jody Watley in one memorable concert of hits, new music, new choreography and stellar arrangements to Amsterdam’s Melkweg: Here
The interview begins with a revelation by the writer, Gerald Radford, which threw me upon reading. His personal bias was something I always suspected with some in the “urban” media which goes back to earlier in my solo career and having mega crossover success – not everyone embraced that. The negative cloud he speaks of is odd because overall I receive so much love in the press and of course from fans in a career spanning decades and with all of the acheivments and benchmarks thus far. A negative cloud hanging over me? I don’t see it. From my point of view only those who resent me for being who I am…and my early solo crossover success, not towing the line, not staying ‘in my place’.. as women as supposed to do in the minds of some is where that exists. I appreciate very much that Gerald remained open and this article was able to be so honest on both of our parts -we had a wonderful conversation. As always, I’m just being myself – living, laughing, loving, learning and hoping it’s contagious to others. There are many things I refrain from saying because I don’t like drama, however sometimes one must let people know what’s really going on.
I consider myself quite blessed to have not only achieved my childhood dreams, but exceeded them. Constantly creating new goals – growing, learning, evolving. Some people don’t like that – the independents, those who don’t fall in line with the status quo..especially women..read the interview: Here
UPCOMING APPEARANCES / CONCERTS:
May16 – Autograph Signing 1st ever Rupaul’s DragCon Los Angeles Convention Center
May 24 – Happy Days Festival, Imber Court, Surrey UK
May 30 – The Shrine Chicago
June 6 – Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA with K.C. and the Sunshine Band
June 13 – Espaca Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil
June 24 – The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.
June 25 – NYC TBA
June 27 – Queen Elizabeth Park, Let’s Rock London
July 25 – Atlanta Health and Music Festival – Recipient of Women of Excellence ICONIC Music Award
More to come
Putting in work – with style of course with my fellas for our spring summer concerts after turning it out with our sold out debut shows fall/winter! SHALAMAR, newly reloaded baby!
Our debut launch included sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka Japan (Billboard Live), Harrah’s Atlantic City, BB King’s New York, Cache Creek Resort and Casino and Yoshi’s Oakland.
May 24 Happy Days Festival Imber Court, Surrey UK
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 – TBA
June 13 – Sao Paulo Brazil Espaca Das Americas
June 24 – The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 – TBA
June 27 – Let’s Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Get your tickets!!!!