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Due To Popular Demand Multiple Grammy® Award-Winning Icon Anita Baker Announces Additional Farewell Concert Series Dates

Farewell Tour series returns to Las Vegas as a once in a lifetime limited show residency at The Venetian Theatre

Published on April 26, 2019

Due to the overwhelming popular demand of over 50 sold out shows and 200,000 fans, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon and songstress, Anita Baker, announced a limited residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas and international performances at Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

In 2018, Baker announced her Farewell Concert series and has since performed over 50 sold out – standing room only shows. The historic series has featured star-studded guest performers and A-list attendees such as Stevie Wonder, Regina Belle, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, India.Arie, BeBe Winans, Emily King, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Tyler Perry, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and many more. Reviews of this magical evening that elates those in its presence give just a snapshot of what the night has in store for fans.

“Baker’s sonorous voice has lost none of its mesmerizing power or luster, and the petite dynamo can scat and toss out other impromptu riffs like nobody’s business.”
– Billboard Magazine

“If this season really winds up being the period on Anita Baker’s career, fans couldn’t have asked for a better swansong, though anyone who was so moved (or missed it entirely) will surely be begging for an encore.”
– Chicago Reviews

“Anita Baker’s back to back sold out concerts had every single ticket pickup up at the box office, – an extremely rare occurrence in our venue’s almost 100 year history.”
– New York’s Radio City Music Hall

Baker has received Anita Baker Day proclamations in St. Louis, Atlanta and Nashville, and she was the recipient of the 2018 BET Lifetime Achievement Award. During her acceptance speech, Baker explained, “When I came up in the business I had amazing people like Tom Joyner at radio, I had amazing formats like ‘The Quiet Storm’ that supported me as a young artist. And I would ask the singers that are veterans… when you see the young ones tap them on the shoulder, they need you. Young ones… find a veteran and tap them on the shoulder and introduce yourself. Let’s take care of each other, we need each other, we can’t do it alone.”


5/10/19 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre – Sold Out
5/12/19 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Sold Out
5/31/2019Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre 
6/1/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre
6/5/2019Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre 
6/7/2019Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre 
6/8/2019Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre 
7/10/2019 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival
7/12/2019 – Rotterdam, NL – North Sea Jazz Festival


Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theatre – Sold Out
Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center – Sold Out
Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre – 3 Concerts – Sold Out
Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center – Sold Out
Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium – Sold Out
Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival – Sold Out
St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace Theater – Sold Out
Nashville, TN – Ryman Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Norfolk VA – Chrysler Hall Theatre – Sold Out
Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre – Sold Out
Uncasville, CT –Mohegan Sun Arena – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Washington, DC – MGM National Harbor – 3 Concerts – Sold Out
Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theatre at the Wynn – 5 Concerts – Sold Out
Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Cleveland, OH – State Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Kansas City, KS – Kansas City Music Hall – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre – 2 Concerts – Sold Out
Miami, FL – Jazz at the Garden
Montego Bay, JamaicaTom Joyner Cruise
Columbia, MD – Capital Jazz Fest
New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

SOURCE Anita Baker
Staff Writer