Universal Motown Records Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-producer KEM has confirmed headlining dates for his 2011 U.S. “Intimacy” tour, with special guests, El DeBarge and Ledisi. The tour takes its name from the title of KEM’s critically acclaimed latest album, Intimacy, and will make stops at concert halls throughout North America, beginning on February 17 at the Hobby Center Sarofim Hall in Houston, Texas. For tickets and additional information, please visit http://bit.ly/eOToLi.

A galvanizing live performer, who commands the stage with his soulful vocal ability and captivating stage presence, KEM promises to deliver a standout live experience not to be missed. In addition to revisiting popular classics such as “Love Calls” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” the Detroit native will also showcase new favorites from Intimacy, including the powerful lead single “Why Would You Stay,” which is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, airing on February 13, 2011 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.

Named one of 2011’s “8 Great Grammy Nominees” by Entertainment Weekly, KEM released his third album, Intimacy, in August 2010. The album debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and quickly soared to No. 1 on iTunes’ Top R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, No. 6 on iTunes’ Top Albums Chart, and No. 8 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart.

The first two singles from Intimacy have saturated urban AC airwaves at radio: “Share My Life” is currently ranked in the Top 10 of the Mediabase Urban AC chart and is destined to become a wedding anthem for generations to come, while “Why Would You Stay” is holding steady on Billboard’s Heatseekers Songs chart and on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Why Would You Stay” also hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Urban AC chart for six (6) weeks and was No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart for three (3) weeks.


February 17, 2011 Hobby Ctr. Sarofim Hall Houston, TX

February 18, 2011 Verizon Theatre Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX

February 19, 2011 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA

February 20, 2011 BJCC Concert Hall Birmingham, AL

February 24, 2011 Theater at MSG (no Ledisi) New York City, NY

February 25, 2011 Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA

February 26, 2011 tbd Atlantic City, NJ

February 27, 2011 Landmark Theater Richmond, VA

March 3, 2011 Schuster PAC: Mead TH. Dayton, OH

March 4, 2011 TPAC Nashville, TN

March 5, 2011 FOX Theatre St. Louis, MO

March 6, 2011 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN

March 10, 2011 Moran Theatre Charleston, SC

March 11, 2011 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA

March 12, 2011 Township Theatre Columbia, SC

March 13, 2011 PAC Theatre Charleston, SC

March 17, 2011 State Theatre Cleveland, OH

March 18, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2011 Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD

March 24, 2011 Dow Events Theater Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2011 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI

March 26, 2011 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL

March 27, 2011 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY

March 31, 2011 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA

April 1, 2011 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

April 2, 2011 Bell Auditorium Augusta, GA

April 3, 2011 Festival C.A.A. Tampa/St. Pete