Sep 17, 2014

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Detroit, MI – Two-time GRAMMY®-Nominated Motown Recording Artist KEM has announced dates for his 2014 “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR - Part 1,” with special guest, Joe and Kemistry Records artist, L Renee. KEM’s “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR - Part 1” will hit 8 cities at concert halls this November, while his full U.S. Headlining “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR” will launch in the Fall of 2015. The tour takes its name from the title of KEM’s newest chart-topping CD, ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ with “Part 1” beginning on November 14, 2014 at Ft. Lauderdale’s Broward Center. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 3 at 10:00amET at ticketmaster.com. KEM’s galvanizing live performances have captivated audiences for years and have catapulted him into the ranks as one of music’s top touring acts. KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience to audiences that will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Share My Life” and “Why Would You Stay,” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent four weeks at #1 on UAC charts, “Nobody” and the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.” KEM’s ‘PROMISE TO LOVE’ CD debuted at #1 on the R&B Albums chart, it soared to #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is the singer/songwriter/producer’s second #1 debut on the R&B chart. ‘PROMISE TO LOVE’ is powered by the UAC chart-topping single, “It’s You,” and includes guest appearances from Snoop Dogg on “Downtown,” Ron Isley on “My Favorite Thing,” and Kemistry Records Artist, L Renee, with her debut single on “Don’t Say Goodbye.” KEM wowed a national audience with a mesmerizing performance of “It’s You” on Good Morning America on August 26, and recently returned from a September trip to South Africa, including two shows in Johannesburg and a tour of Capetown. He appeared in a compelling interview and performance in an episode of InterludesLIVE on TV ONE on September 27, and will perform “Nobody,” the second single from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ on the Steve Harvey TV show on Friday, October 10. KEM will head back out on the road on a 25-city tour with Charlie Wilson in February & March of 2015. PROMISE TO LOVE is available at retail stores, on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/KemPTLDLX) and on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Love-Kem/dp/B00LRCVEU0/?TAG=capitrecor-20). The Deluxe Edition of the album is also available, which includes two bonus tracks, “Moments” and “Don’t Say Goodbye,” the debut single from Kemistry Records Artist, L Renee. An Exclusive Deluxe Edition of the album is available only at Target stores, which includes the bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition, along with 2 exclusive songs: “I Believe In Your Love” and “In The Meantime.” “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR - Part 1” DATES: (visit MusicByKEM.com or ticketmaster.com for ticket information) Friday, November 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center Saturday, November 15 Tampa, FL Straz Center Sunday, November 16 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium Thursday, November 20 Charleston, SC PAC Friday, November 21 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium Sunday, November 23 Greensboro, NC Special Events Center Friday, November 28 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center Saturday, November 29 Richmond, VA Altria Theater (Landmark) About KEM: In 2001, KEM independently released his first CD, KEMISTRY, on his Kemistry Records label, selling nearly 15,000 units, after which, he was signed by Universal Motown. Motown re-released KEMISTRY in 2002, released KEM ALBUM II in May 2005 and INTIMACY in August 2010, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums list and was certified Gold in March 2012.KEM’s first three studio albums on the Motown label garnered him national critical and commercial acclaim, including two GRAMMY® nominations, a Soul Train award nomination and a BET Centric Award nomination. Kemistry, Album II, and Intimacy have each been certified RIAA gold, and worldwide sales are in excess of 2.5 million copies. KEM’s Christmas album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS, was released on October 16, 2012. After the holiday season, the album had sold 76,000 copies, making it the #3 highest-selling Urban Christmas record in one season. KEM wrote and recorded a duet with Ronald Isley entitled “My Favorite Thing,” which was released as the second single from Ron Isley’s 2013 CD, ”This Song Is For You.” KEM re-released his WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS DELUXE project in October 2013, which included four bonus tracks. The added track, “Jesus” features Patti LaBelle and Ronald Isley. In December 2013, KEM presented the ‘KEM & Friends: What Christmas Means Holiday Tour,’ a holiday-themed concert with a storyline narrated by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and featuring KEM & his R&B friends Patti LaBelle, Ronald Isley and Avery Sunshine. Performances of their hits, as well as Christmas original & classic songs together on stage, took audiences on a never-seen-before uplifting holiday journey. KEM’s fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE, was released on the Motown label on August 25, 2014, and debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and at #1 on the R&B Albums Chart. For more on KEM, visit www.musicbykem.com and www.facebook.com/musicbykem. Also, follow KEM on Twitter and Instagram (@MusicByKem). ###