Up and coming R&B crooner Luke James has just landed the gig of a lifetime. It was confirmed today that none other than Beyonce herself has personally chosen the multi-talented new artist. of whom she is a widely-known fan, to be the opening act for the European leg of her “I Am Mrs. Carter”tour.
Check out an excerpt frp, the official press release below:
via Island Def Jame/NARS Records
It was announced today that N.A.R.S. Records/ Island Def Jam recording artist Luke James was personally chosen by 17-time GRAMMY® Award winner and global superstar Beyoncé as the opening performer on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe. Beginning April 24th in Paris, France through May 29th in Stockholm, Sweden, with the exception of Oslo, Norway, GRAMMY® Award nominated Luke James will take the stage to deliver his dynamic presence and signature soulful sound for what is sure to be a spectacular performance.
“Luke James is a gifted singer and songwriter and what he does on stage with his pure falsetto is incredible. I am excited to have him join the tour and to introduce this soulful singer to an audience in Europe that will be discovering a true star,” said Beyoncé
Managed by Beyoncé’s creative director/show director, Frank Gatson Jr. and Los-Angeles based business partner Greg Parks, Luke James has been championed by the global superstar for his artistry and vocals for years. Luke James was the sole opening act for all four of the Beyonce’s shows at Revel in Atlantic City for her “Back To Business” concerts last summer and he was selected for a featured role in her 2011 “Run the World” video.
“It is such an unimaginable honor to be sharing the light yet again with Beyoncé on her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” said Luke. “This is a blessing that I do not take lightly. Thank you Beyoncé.”
This is great opportunity for such a talented new artist. We’d love to see Luke James open for Bey Bey when U.S. portion of the tour starts too!
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