By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
Sunshine Anderson is hitting the road this spring.
The hip-hop soul diva has landed the gig as the opening act on the upcoming Brian McKnight tour, kicking off 10 dates beginning April 27 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Additional tour dates below.
R&B crooner Joe is also on the bill, for what should be an great R&B jaunt.
Anderson's new album, 'Sunshine At Midnight,' was released in late January, nabbing a Top 5 spot on the Indie Albums chart. The lead single, 'Something I Wanna Give You' claimed the #1 spot on Billboard's Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and spent over 3 months in the Top 15 at Urban AC radio.
Anderson, who seems to have been welcomed back from her 5 year hiatus with open arms by both the industry and the fans, has enjoyed a flurry of promotional activities in recent weeks including a performance at the CIAA Tournament Finals in her hometown of Charlotte, NC.
"We're very excited about the success of Sunshine's project," said Max Gousse, the Executive Vice President of her label, Music World Music. "We've had great support at radio, retail and video and the addition of the Brian McKnight tour is another key element of our comprehensive marketing plan. For Sunshine, being in front of the fans is what it's all about."
Confirmed tour dates
April 27 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre (with McKnight & Joe)
April 29 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Theater (with McKnight & Joe)
May 4 Detroit, MI Fox Theater (with McKnight & Joe)
May 5 Chicago, IL Star Plaza (with McKnight & Joe)
May 11 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Fair (with McKnight & Joe)
May 12 Washington, DC Constitution Hall (with McKnight & Joe)
May 13 New York, NY Beacon Theater (with McKnight & Joe)
May 18 Miami, FL Knights Center (with McKnight & Joe)
May 19 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park (with McKnight & Joe)
May 20 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater (with McKnight & Joe)