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|Jun 3||Capital Jazz Fest - Friday (New Edition, En Vogue, King)||Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland||Find Tickets|
|Jun 23||New Edition||Bell Auditorium Augusta, Georgia||Find Tickets|
|Jun 24||New Edition||Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro, North Carolina||Find Tickets|
|Jun 25||Hampton Jazz Festival||Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Virginia||Find Tickets|
|Jun 29||New Edition with special guest star Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, Texas||Find Tickets|
|Jun 30||New Edition||Arena Theatre Houston, Texas||Find Tickets|
|Jul 7||New Edition and Babyface||Webster Bank Arena (formerly Arena at Harbor Yard) Bridgeport, Connecticut||Find Tickets|
|Jul 8||New Edition||Caesar's Palace Atlantic City, New Jersey||Find Tickets|
|Jul 9||New Edition & Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds||Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York||Find Tickets|
|Jul 15||New Edition||Chene Park Riverfront Amphitheater Detroit, Michigan||Find Tickets|
|Jul 16||Indiana Black Expo Presents New Edition||Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana||Find Tickets|
|Jul 19||New Edition and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds||Silverstein Eye Centers Arena Independence, Missouri||Find Tickets|
|Jul 21||New Edition and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds||Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Maryland Heights, Missouri||Find Tickets|
|Jul 22||Cincinnati Music Festival: New Edition, Kenny Babyface Edmonds & Fantasia||Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio||Find Tickets|
|Jul 23||Windy City Music Festival Presents New Edition And Babyface||UIC Pavilion Chicago, Illinois|
New Edition’s early Jackson 5-inspired material made them the forerunners of two generations of teen pop. As they matured and progressed, the laid much of the groundwork for the fusion of hip-hop and R&B known as new jack swing.
The group was formed by three boys from the Roxbury section of Boston, MA, by Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Bobby Brown. The boys began singing together in 1978 while still in elementary school, hoping to score a couple bucks. After adding Ralph Tresavant and Ronnie DeVoe, the group began competing in and winning talent shows. They were discovered by writer/producer Maurice Starr, who hoped to create the Jackson 5 of the 80s. Released in 1983, “Candy Girl” was a smash hit, topping the R&B charts. The group soon released two more hits, “Popcorn Love” and “Is This The End”. With changing voices and ages the group began to change their material to a more adult, hard-edge funk and romantic ballads, such as their megahit “Can You Stand the Rain” off of the album Heartbreak in 1989.
Vindicated by Heartbreak the group split to pursue solo careers. The remainder of the group teamed as Bel Biv DeVoe, which had relative success (dwarfed only by Bobby Brown) with their album Poison. By the mid-90s, jack swing had given way to hard hip-hop and a nouveau soul. In 1996, the group reunited and released their comeback album Home Again, which debuted at number one on the charts. In 2004, the group was signed to Bad Boy where they released their second comeback album, One Love. In anticipation for the 30th anniversary of ‘Candy Girl” in 2013, the group will be touring in 2012. Don’t miss this memorable New Edition tour through June of 2012! Use Eventful to stay updated on their tour schedule and possible new dates!
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