With the success of The Millennium Tour, R&B reunion tours seem to be all the rage. The #TBTour will hit the road this fall with Immature and special guests Ray J, Day 26, B5 and J Holiday. The #TBTour will open on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the new Gateway Arena Center in College Park and then travel through late December 2019. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable fees and will go on sale this Friday, Sept. 6 at arenagatewaycenter.com.
• Back in June, Immature signaled the market they were ready to hit the road to perform their top hits “Never Lie,” “Constantly,” “We Got It,” and “I’m not a Fool.” Immature, also known as IMX, is an American R&B / POP group comprised of members Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones, and Kelton “LDB” Kessee, all natives of Los Angeles, where the group was formed by producer Chris Stokes. The group released four albums under the Immature moniker including “On Our Worst Behavior” in 1992 which, “Playtyme Is Over” in 1994, then “We Got It” in 1995 and finally in 1997 released the album, “The Journey.”• Arriving on the heels of his older sister Brandy, R&B vocalist and songwriter Ray J parlayed his success on television into a music career at the age of 14. With his smooth vocals and youthful take on R&B, he issued debut “Everything You Wantin” (1997). As he grew, his production and lyrics also matured, following a stylistic trajectory similar to Usher. In 2008, he hit a chart peak with fourth effort “All I Feel,” which topped the Billboard Independent and R&B charts. After an extended decade-long hiatus, he returned with 2019’s “Raydemption.” Ray J went on to land his own dating series on VH1 titled “For the Love of Ray J,” which spawned a soundtrack album that same year (2009). A second VH1 series, “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business” lasted two seasons, and he went on to host Oxygen’s “Bad Girls All-Star Battle.”
• Day26’s story is already well-known to their fans, millions watched it unfold on MTV’s “Making the Band 4,” which became the highest-rated show in MTV history). When Sean “P. Diddy” Combs put out the call for vocalists in January of 2007, he was looking for talented newcomers with superstar potential and a tireless work ethic. What he got was more than he or the fans could have ever anticipated. Day26’s self-titled debut album entered the record books as the biggest-selling debut album from a male R&B group in the 17-year history of SoundScan. The album – which included the hit singles, “Got Me Going” and “Since You Been Gone” – exploded into the #1 spot on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 in its first week of release, while also topping Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart.
• B5, the popular R&B group, formally signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, B5 was previously known as TNT Boyz and Audio. Their R&B music group originated from St. Petersburg, Florida, and later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of Dustin Michael, Kelly Allen, Patrick Owen, Carnell Frederick, and Bryan Jesse. Diddy produced B5’s self-titled debut album along with other top producers including Rodney Jerkins, Ryan Leslie, Sean Garrett, Corna Boyz, and Veit Renn. The lead single, “All I Do” is based on a cover of The Jackson 5’s original single “All I Do Is Think of You.”
• A native of Washington, D.C., J. Holiday is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. Holiday’s debut album “Back of My Lac” was released in 2007, and featured his most acclaimed single “Bed,” peaking at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100. Holiday has gone on to release two additional studio albums including “Round 2” in 2009 and “Guilty Conscience” in 2014.