July 1, 2013

Beyoncé: Taps Luke James For U.S. Tour Run

Beyonce & Luke James

Fresh off his run with Beyoncé on the international leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” it’s been announced that Luke James will now join her on the U.S. leg of the tour.

“Luke James is pure talent. He is a gifted singer and songwriter. I am excited to have him continue on the tour,” said Beyoncé.

Kicking off this week, James plays dates on the American run of the “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” which will run all summer and conclude on August 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“I am so honored and humbled that Beyoncé personally chose me to share the stage with her again,” says Luke James. “Being on tour overseas with Beyoncé was magical! I learned so much from her in Europe. Her artistry, professionalism and work ethic are incomparable. She and Jay-Z gave me great advice about perfecting my live show and connecting with the audience. I am really looking forward to bringing that same energy and performance that I delivered overseas to the U.S. audience.”

Beyoncé & Luke James

James was nominated for Best R&B Performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards for his hit single, ‘I Want You.’ He was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2012 Soul Train Awards.

The 29-year-old singer will be performing this week in New Orleans at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in the McDonald’s Superlounge as part of the line-up of performers at the Essence Festival.

The N.A.R.S. Records/ Island Def Jam will release his upcoming debut solo album, “Made To Love” later this year.



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