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5 R&B Concerts to Look Forward to in 2023

Get Tickets for These R&B Concerts

2023 is the year for R&B fans. From the return of R&B legends to debut tours of up-and-coming artists, this year is full of incredible concerts being performed across the United States. With a host of amazing support acts and a range of incredible venues, you won’t want to miss these concerts.

SZA — SOS Tour

The second part of SZA’s SOS Tour is starting on June 1, 2023, and runs to October 29, 2023. The tour kicks off in Amsterdam but will return to the United States in late September, stopping off in Miami, Nashville and Brooklyn, among countless other locations.

After starting her career in the early 2010s, SZA received critical acclaim with her 2017 album, Ctrl, and has co-written and performed songs with the likes of Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Doja Cat. Her second album, SOS, reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Fans who have followed SZA’s career know they can expect an evening full of incredible music and great vibes. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster and range in price from $147 to $439 USD.

Erykah Badu — Unfollow Me Tour

On June 11, 2023, Erykah Badu is commencing a 25-city arena tour across the United States. Alongside Yasiin Bey and other secret supporting acts, Badu will perform the hits off her new album from Las Vegas to Boston, to her hometown of Dallas, Texas.

Drawing from R&B, 70s soul and 80s hip hop, Badu’s style is unmatched in the music industry. It comes as no surprise then, that she has a Grammy to her name as well as numerous other prestigious awards. With a voice that is compared to Billie Holiday’s and an eccentric style, fans are sure to be in for a night of great music and quality entertainment.

The ticket prices vary dramatically, with tickets available from $40 to $430 USD. Don’t miss out on your chance to see this R&B legend and book your tickets now.

Alicia Keys — Keys to the Summer Tour

Alicia Keys has been a staple of the R&B genre since the 90s and has shown no signs of slowing down. Her Keys to the Summer tour marks her eighth time around the United States and Canada. This tour came as a welcome surprise after Keys finished her world tour, Alicia + Keys, in May this year.

Her American tour starts on June 28, 2023, and goes until August 2, 2023. She will be visiting Florida, Brooklyn and New Orleans along the way. Fans can expect a combination of old hits as well as content from her newer albums. With her exceptional voice, it's guaranteed to be an incredible evening.

Fans can purchase tickets priced between $46.50 and $146.50 USD.

50 Cent — The Final Lap Tour

Few names are more recognizable in the music scene than 50 Cent. With an impressive five studio albums and 76 singles to his name, people can expect a night of throwback hits and music they can’t help but dance to. Accompanied by Jeremih, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.

The Final Lap tour is a celebration of the 20-year anniversary of 50 Cent’s debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The tour will travel across the United States before moving through Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Tickets start at $41 and go up to $475 USD.

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind, and Fire — Sing a Song All Night Long Tour

The only thing better than seeing an R&B artist live is seeing two R&B artists on the same night. When Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind, and Fire announced their collaboration, fans across the globe were overcome with excitement. The 20-date tour will start on August 4, 2023, in Minnesota and ends on September 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, after appearing in New York, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta.

The night promises to be full of pop-culture hits, including “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “We Are the World” and “Hello.” Be sure to get a playlist ready so you can dance and sing along with these amazing acts.

The cheapest tickets are available for $101 USD, with more expensive seats ranging from $469 to $864 USD.