SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 30, 2005 11:39 ET

Today Is the Day for Yolanda Adams' "DAY BY DAY"; Singer Announces "Yolanda Today" Tour

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- Grammy Award-winning Atlantic recording artist Yolanda Adams is back with her much-anticipated new album, "DAY BY DAY." The collection -- Adams' first in nearly four years -- arrives in stores today.

"Be Blessed," the first single from "DAY BY DAY," has been the most played single for numerous weeks at gospel radio, while its second single, "Someone Watching Over You," was recently the most-added record at Urban AC radio -- where it ranks this week at #20 with-a-bullet.

Featuring production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Kirk Franklin, Shep Crawford, "Big" Jim Wright, and Gordon Chambers & Barry Eastmond, "DAY BY DAY" showcases the beautiful combination of Adams' joyous vocals and inspirational message. The album features guest appearances by friends Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, and Franklin.

Adams has also announced details of her upcoming "Yolanda Today" tour. The itinerary kicks off in the singer's hometown of Houston on October 4th and is slated to wrap up in Miami in early November. Joining Adams on tour will be a star-studded line-up of special guests -- including Eddie Levert, Chaka Khan, Kirk Whalum, Ruben Studdard, and Mary Mary.

Adams believes the inclusion of mainstream musical performers on "Yolanda Today" continues a mission that she began long ago. "We've been trying for years to bridge the gap between what people think are churched and non-churched people. You'd be so surprised how many folks came from the church that are singing pop and R&B," explains Adams. "The people that we are having on our tour all came from the church. Most people of faith don't realize that these are also people of faith!"

For more details on "DAY BY DAY" and the "Yolanda Today" tour, visit www.yolandaadams.com and www.alwe.com.

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                   2005 Tour


  Date      Day     City               Venue
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10/4/2005   Tue  Houston, TX       Verizon Theatre
10/6/2005   Thu  Columbus, OH      Main Auditorium
10/7/2005   Fri  Chicago, IL       Arie Crown
10/8/2005   Sat  Detroit, MI       Fox Theatre
10/9/2005   Sun  Indianapolis, IN  Murat Ctr.

10/10/2005  Mon  Columbia, SC      The Township Aud
10/13/2005  Thu  Baltimore, MD     Baltimore Arena
10/14/2005  Fri  Richmond, VA      Landmark Theatre
10/15/2005  Sat  Philadelphia, PA  Liacouras Ctr.
10/16/2005  Sun  Cleveland, OH     TBA

10/18/2005  Tue  Rochester, NY     Auditorium Theater
10/20/2005  Thu  Bridgeport, CT    Arena At Harbor Yard
10/21/2005  Fri  Washington, D.C.  Constitution Hall
10/22/2005  Sat  Hampton, VA       Coliseum
10/23/2005  Sun  Charlotte, NC     Ovens Auditorium

10/25/2005  Tue  Cincinnati, OH    Procter & Gamble Hall
10/27/2005  Thu  Birmingham, AL    The Boutwell Aud
10/28/2005  Fri  Jackson, MS       Thalia Mara Hall
10/29/2005  Sat  Biloxi, MS        Miss Coast Coliseum
10/30/2005  Sun  Atlanta, GA       Civic Center

10/31/2005  Mon  Montgomery, AL    Acodome Arena
11/3/2005   Thu  Tampa, FL         Performing Arts Ctr.
11/4/2005   Fri  Orlando, FL       Convention Ctr.
11/5/2005   Sat  Jacksonville, FL  Moran Theatre
11/6/2005   Sun  Miami, FL         James L. Knight Ctr.

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