Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Taste of Honey Tour Bringing R&B Crooners Tank & Avant To Grand Rapids

Contemporary R&B mainstays Tank and Avant are coming together to perform all their smooth, soulful hits at DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, August 12 at 8PM. Relative newcomer Noel Gourdin will also be on-hand to serenade the fans.

Tickets for the performance are on sale now. Prices are $37.50, $47.50, $52.50, $57.50 and $71.50. Tickets are available at the Van Andel Arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the DeVos Place box office after August 7, 2011.

Tank and Avant have each recorded several albums in their successful careers and garnered solid fan bases respectively. Combined, the two singers have worked with some of the genre’s biggest names including the late Aaliyah, Brian McKnight, Ginuwine, Keyshia Cole, Donnell Jones, Jamie Foxx, Monica and Chris Brown to show just some of the influence they’ve both had over the last decade.

Since 2001’s “Maybe I Deserve” was all over the R&B charts, Tank has come a long way and was more recently nominated for a 2011 Grammy on his collaboration with Chris Brown’s “Take My Time.” On the heels of his 2010 album, “Now Or Never,” Tank teams up with Avant, whose songs have littered the charts as well. Avant also released an album in late 2010, “The Letter.” Simmering with radio-friendly yet relatable introspections about romance/love, commitment and other realities of life, “The Letter” finds singer/songwriter Avant steady in music’s mainstream ranks – joining such predecessors as Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, and D’Angelo.

Noel Gourdin has recently released his sophomore album, “Fresh: The Definition” last April. The up-and-comer spent much of his childhood in Mississippi, giving his music a big-city edge with a country soul.

This event was scheduled as part of the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority’s Community Inclusion Group’s (CIG) ongoing commitment to bringing diverse yet universal attractions to downtown Grand Rapids.