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Atlantic Records

May 26, 2015 15:00 ET

Acclaimed R&B Sensation Kehlani Announces "YOU SHOULD BE HERE" Summer Tour With Special Guest Pell Following the Success of Newly Released Project "You Should Be Here"; Eagerly Awaited Label Debut Due Later This Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Atlantic recording artist Kehlani has announced her "YOU SHOULD BE HERE" summer tour, kicking off at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on July 7th. The 6 week long trek will include hip hop artist Pell. General public on-sale tickets will be available for purchase starting on May 29th at 10a/PDT. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit http://www.kehlanimusic.com/tour/.

This summer tour comes on the heels of her recently unveiled project "YOU SHOULD BE HERE," which sold more than 7,000 units and had over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, all within the first 24 hours. "You Should Be Here's dynamism and generosity is something to be amazed by, especially considering Kehlani is all of 19 years old," declared Pitchfork in a review of the project http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20543-you-should-be-here/. According to Billboard, "The year's first great R&B album," "YOU SHOULD BE HERE" was this week's top selling R&B debut. The project came in at #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart and #2 on both the Overall R&B Albums and Current R&B Albums chart. What's more, "YOU SHOULD BE HERE" hit the top 5 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart, Current R&B/Hip Hop Albums, Overall Digital Albums and Current Digital Albums chart. The collection is heralded by the new tracks, "You Should Be Here" https://youtu.be/9YwJiVRlR3c and "How That Taste," which The Fader has already deemed "a soaring hi-haters anthem." The tracks can be heard now via Kehlani's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwRr3HZho8.

Kehlani was one of the breakout stars of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW), performing on eight Austin stages throughout the festival. Buzzfeed named her among the top 5 on its "41 SXSW 2015 Artists You Need In Your Life," while Complex praised her for "impressing audiences with her poise and presence." Perhaps more significantly, Kehlani was #4 on Twitter's "Top 5 Most Mentioned Emerging Artists at SXSW" tally.

Kehlani dreamt of being a dancer but an unfortunate knee injury caused her to pursue vocal training. The Bay Area-native joined the popular teen-pop combo Poplyfe in her early teens, appearing with the group as they finished in the top 5 of NBC's hit competition series, America's Got Talent. The experience proved a remarkable education for Kehlani, instilling a powerful work ethic and undeniable sense of stagecraft in the gifted young songstress.

In 2014, Kehlani broke out on her own with the smash "CLOUD 19" mixtape, revealing a wide range of influences spanning Lauryn Hill and India Arie to Stevie Wonder and Musiq Soulchild. National attention rolled in, with Complex naming "FWU" among its "50 Best Songs of 2014" while also naming Kehlani in its "How R&B Saved 2014" feature. Additional acclaim came from such high profile publications as VIBE, The Fader, Pitchfork, and countless online outlets. As a result, the official companion video for "FWU" fast became a YouTube favorite, with total views now in excess of one million at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxHK6Irgt1Q.

An electrifying performer, Kehlani has shared stages with some of hip-hop and R&B's biggest stars. Recent highlights include G-Eazy's blockbuster "From The Bay To The Universe" US Tour and San Francisco's "WiLD 94.9 Presents Girls On Fire" celebration of new female artists. Furthermore, Kehlani has just made her solo TV debut on REVOLT's REVOLT Live, performing "FWU" and fan favorite, "Get Away." The performance can be viewed now at revolt.tv/video/kehlani-takes-revolt-live-stage-by-storm-in-tv-debut/D0EB88B1-D3B7-47E9-9684-63C074858A43.

As if that weren't enough, Kehlani has also unveiled a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, dubbed "Tsunamisodes." The clips, which include music, live performances, interviews and much more, can be seen now at www.youtube.com/user/kehlanimusic.

For more, please see www.kehlanimusic.com, https://twitter.com/kehlanimusic, http://instagram.com/kehlanimusic, and http://kehlanimusic.tumblr.com.

KEHLANI
"You Should Be Here"
Summer Tour

     
JULY    
7 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
8 Detroit, MI Shelter
10 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
17 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
19 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall (ACMH)
20 Dallas, TX Trees
21 Houston, TX Studio @ Warehouse Live
25 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
27 San Francisco, CA Slim's
29 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
     
AUGUST    
1 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
2 Vancouver, BC The Alexander
5 Orange County, CA Constellation Room
6 Phoenix, AZ Monarch Theatre
13 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
20 Honolulu, HI Republik
     

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