MIAMI — Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Solange is making her South Florida debut July 5 at 8:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Beyoncé’s little sister, all grown up and showing talent in her own right, will perform songs from her new EP, True, along with her 12-piece band, as part of the center’s 2012-2013 Live at Knight Series.
Tickets are $25, $40 and $50, with a $150 VIP package option including a pre-concert reception, premium seating and a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Solange. Tickets are available through the center box office by calling 305-949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org
Along with her success as a jet-setting DJ, Solange has also worked with legendary female group Destiny’s Child and penned smash-hit songs such as Get Me Bodied and Upgrade You for her sister Beyoncé.
In addition, she’s earned BET Award and Soul Train Music Award nominations and three consecutive singles — I Decided, Sandcastle Disco, and T.O.N.Y. — notched at the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.
Her previously released albums include Solo Star (2003) and Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008), which entered the top ten of Billboard’s 200.
Solange is currently enjoying critical success from True, her first and recently released EP album. Produced by musician-producer and longtime collaborator Dev Hynes aka “Blood Orange,” True “has sent ripples across the music world, pleasing fickle bloggers and established critics alike (Vogue.com).”
The EP’s lead single Losing You is reflective of Solange’s journey as an artist, bringing listeners a charmingly fresh sound.
Most recently, Solange took to Twitter to announce the launch of her own record label, Saint Records, on which she will release her upcoming third full-length album.
“I’ll be releasing my music and other projects distributed through Sony,” she said. “Through Saint Records, I will have 100 percent creative/artistic control and continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement.”
“For her South Florida debut,” said John Richard, Arsht Center president and CEO, “Solange will make a memorable first impression as she takes her show from the nightclub and festival grounds, to a world-class concert hall stage — a rare performance ultimately poised to please local fans with a synthesized, retro-soaked symphonic sound led by the artist’s beautiful vocals and lyrics.”
Critical acclaim for Solange
Solange’s singular charms stretch far!
— Entertainment Weekly
Funky dance music that’s smooth … with solid,
snare-driven rhythms! — Los Angeles Times
For other information visit solangemusic.com
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Solange makes Miami premier
WHEN: July 5 at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Arsht Center
COST: Tickets $25-50;
also $150 VIP
CONTACT: Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org
*Pictured above is Solange.