Patti Labelle

From 12 July 2019to14 February 2020

Patti Labelle

Patricia Holte-Edwards (born May 24th 1944), known by her stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American R&B and soul singer, formerly the lead vocalist of LaBelle.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, Patricia Holte-Edwards developed her vocal talents whilst being part of the church choir, with her vocal talents recognised at an early age. Together with friends Nonah Hendryx, Sarah Dash and Cindy Birdsong, they formed the vocal group the BlueBelles, later shortened to the LaBelles. The group went on to have a career full of top ten hits, most notably the pioneering disco number, “Lady Marmalade,” which reached number one on the Billboard Carts, sending the group into wide critical acclaim, becoming the first African American vocal group to be on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1975. Following differences with their musical direction, the LaBelles split in 1977, with Patti LaBelle embarking upon a solo career shortly after.

LaBelle went on to have great success as a solo artist, releasing ecords frequently throughout her forty-year career. As a solo artist, she got her first number one hit with the Michael McDonald duet “On My Own” (1986), with her album “Winner in You,” released that same year, peaking at number one on the Billboard album charts. The song went on to sell over a million copies and be certified Platinum. In 1992, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album “Burnin’.” The album featured three top ten hits and sold half a million copies.

As well as being a recording artist, LaBelle has also featured in a number of stage productions, performing in “Your Arms Too Sort to Box with God,” and in later years as Fela Kuti’s mother in the award winning musical “Fela.”

Patti LaBelle has been hugely influential to a number of artists following her work with the LaBelles and as a solo artist. She has helped spur the rise of Disco in America, with the hit songs “Lady Marmalade” and “Messin’ with My Mind.” She has inspired a whole generation of soul singers, with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Donna Summer, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Friday 12 July 2019
Patti Labelle
Parx Casino and Racing, Bensalem, PA, US

Friday 06 September 2019
Patti Labelle
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV, US

Sunday 08 September 2019
Patti Labelle
with Pointer Sisters
The Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip, WA, US

Sunday 20 October 2019
Patti Labelle
Sound Board, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI, US

Sunday 10 November 2019
Patti Labelle
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA, US

Friday 06 December 2019
Patti Labelle
The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD, US

Friday 14 February 2020
Patti Labelle
with Nashville Symphony
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN, US


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