R&B soul singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Benét will release his fifth studio album, Lost in Time, on Reprise Records on November 30th.
Featuring duets with Faith Evans, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, and the O'Jays' Eddie Levert, Lost In Time is at once a sumptuous homage to and an expansion of the sweet soul of the 1970's.
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"People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives," says the three-time Grammy Award nominee. "I want people to remember what music can feel like, and that desire took me all the way back to that time. My development as an artist is a direct result of being immersed in that era."
To keep his connection to the music that shaped him, Benét returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, WI and recorded with local musicians, including the Milwaukee Symphony's string section. "When it comes to something that resonates in your soul, you have to have something constructed with live musicians," Benét says.
The emotion runs deep on first single "Sometimes I Cry," which has been steadily climbing the charts and is currently No. 5 on the Urban AC Chart. The song was written and produced by Benét and long-time creative partner (and cousin) George Nash Jr.
"Sometimes I Cry" is about how you've completely moved on but still there's still some melancholy about the break-up," Benét says. "Maybe you're even dating somebody, but sometimes, when you're alone, you're sad about what could have been."
To support Lost In Time, Eric Benét will embark on a nationwide tour with Grammy-nominated J Records recording artist Fantasia. The two-month long run begins in Richmond, VA on November 4th and runs through January 1, 2011 in St. Louis, MO.
Lost in Time is the follow-up to 2008's Love & Life, which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, spawned the multi-week Urban AC radio No. 1 "You're The Only One," and earned Benét two Grammy nominations, including one for Best R&B album. An exclusive Target-only version of Lost In Time will contain two additional bonus tracks for fans.
Eric Benet tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
11/04 - Landmark Theatre - Richmond, VA
11/05 - Chrysler Hall - Norfolk, VA
11/06 - Tower Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
11/07 - Meyerhoff Hall - Baltimore, MD
11/10 - J Mercer Theatre - Savannah, GA
11/11 - Fox Theatre - Atlanta, GA
11/12 - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Tampa, FL
11/13 - Moran Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
11/14 - JL Knight Theatre - Miami, FL
11/17 - Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte, NC
11/18 - War Memorial Auditorium - Greensboro, NC
11/19 - Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC
11/20 - BJCC Concert Hall - Birmingham, AL
11/24 - Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
11/26 - Copley Hall - San Diego, CA
11/27 - Paramount Theatre - Oakland, CA
12/02 - Verizon Grand Prairie - Dallas, TX
12/03 - Desoto Civic Center - Memphis, TN
12/04 - UNO Civic Center - New Orleans, LA
12/05 - Reliant Arena - Houston, TX
12/08 - Old National at Murat - Indianapolis, IN
12/09 - Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY
12/10 - Fox Theatre - Detroit, MI
12/11 - P&G at Aronoff Center
12/12 - Bell Auditorium - Augusta, GA
12/27 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
12/28 - D.A.R Constitution Hall - Washington, DC
12/29 - State Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/30 - Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
01/01 - Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO
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