Damien Sneed Headlines Upcoming We Shall Overcome Tour
2019 marks the 35thAnniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was signed into law and made a federal holiday in 1983. IMG Artists announces the “We Shall Overcome” tour, a 36-city North American tour featuring multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed. The tour will kick off on Friday, January 11,2019, at the Empire Center at The Egg in Albany, NY, and will make stops at concert halls and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The tour will conclude on March 3at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA.
“We are thrilled to be working with Damien Sneed,” says Toby Tumarkin, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Artists and Attractions. “He is an amazing rising star, and ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a great opportunity for audiences across the country to experience Damien’s incredible music making.”
Sneed notes, “I look forward to honoring the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., in my upcoming tour as well as many other great artists and public figures who used their voices and their art to let the world know that one day we will truly overcome.”
Joining Sneed on the two-month tour will be an ensemble of multi-genre vocalists and instrumentalists, including Chenee Campbell (vocalist), Markita Knight (vocalist), Ayana George (vocalist), Anitra McKinney (vocalist), and Quinn Brown (vocalist), along with special guests, classical recording artists Patrice Eaton, Audrey DuBois Harris, and Brandie Sutton, who will appear on various dates of the tour. The musicians include Mark Clark (drums), John Matthew Clark (bass), and Marquéz Cassidy (keyboards).
Just in time for the tour, Sneed will release his the forthcoming recording Damien Sneed: We Shall Overcome. His two current projects, The Three Sides of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz and Sanctified Soul and God Bless America, are available at digital retail outlets everywhere.