EXCLUSIVE: Musiq Soulchild Has ‘Faith’ in El DeBarge, Looking Forward to Tour

Soul/R&B crooner Musiq Soulchild was recently announced as the replacement for El DeBarge on Kem’s headlining “Intimacy” tour, after El checked into rehab “due to personal reasons.”

Happy with the opportunity, Musiq tells Singersroom, “First I’d like to say my prayers are with El and I have nothing but total confidence and faith that he is going to triumph over this. I’m extremely honored that I was considered because El is definitely a legend. So to fill in those shoes is not a small thing or something you go to sleep on.”

The announcement of Musiq joining KEM’s “Intimacy” tour, which also includes songstress Ledisi, marks the merging of three of R&B’s greatest talents. Musiq’s addition to the lineup will make the night a truly unforgettable experience.

“I really didn’t have a lot of time to prepare but I’m also confident in my band and my catalog of music. My fans will be in the audience as well and being sandwiched between two great artists like this, there’s no way you can lose,” Musiq tells Singersroom. “So I’m really looking forward to this tour. For this to be my first tour this year, I feel like I’m kicking off the year on a great start. When things happen like this it makes me realize how blessed I am. I can’t wait to get out there and have a good time with Ledisi, Kem, and whoever else comes through.”

The “Intimacy” tour kicks off tonight (Feb. 18th) in TX. See below for dates.

Current Intimacy Tour Dates:
February 18, 2011 Verizon Theater Dallas/Grand Prairie, TX
February 19, 2011 UNO Lakefront Arena New Orleans, LA
February 20, 2011 BJCC Concert Hall Birmingham, AL
February 24, 2011 Theater at MSG New York, NY
February 25, 2011 Tower Theater Philadelphia, PA
February 26, 2011 Crown Arena Fayetteville, NC
February 27, 2011 Landmark Theater Richmond, VA
March 3, 2011 Schuster PAC: Mead TH. Dayton, OH
March 4, 2011 TPAC Nashville, TN
March 5, 2011 FOX Theater St. Louis, MO
March 6, 2011 Orpheum Theater Memphis, TN
March 10, 2011 Moran Theater Jacksonville, FL
March 11, 2011 Fox Theater Atlanta, GA
March 12, 2011 Township Theater Columbia, SC
March 13, 2011 PAC Theater Charleston, SC
March 17, 2011 State Theater Cleveland, OH
March 18, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.
March 20, 2011 Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD
March 24, 2011 Dow Events Theater Saginaw, MI
March 25, 2011 Fox Theater Detroit, MI
March 26, 2011 Auditorium Theater Chicago, IL
March 27, 2011 Palace Theater Louisville, KY
March 31, 2011 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA
April 1, 2011 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
April 2, 2011 Bell Auditorium Augusta, GA
April 3, 2011 Festival C.A.A. Tampa/St. Pete


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