The long-awaited Mr. I is the first new album to bear the Isley imprint since Baby Makin’ Music, released May 2006 on Def Jam/Def Soul Recordings. The #1 R&B/#5 pop album spun off the R&B hit, “Just Came Here to Chill.” Both the single and the album were nominated for Soul Train Music Awards at the ceremonies in March 2007.
The Isley Brothers first arrived at Island Records in 1996, with the #2 R&B album, Mission To Please. The album struck RIAA platinum on the strength of the #1 R&B/ #4 pop hit single, “Down Low” with R. Kelly. In addition to R. Kelly, contributing producers and co- writers included Babyface and Keith Sweat, among the many artists whose lives and music were inspired by the Isley Brothers.
GLADYS KNIGHT WITH THE ISLEY BROTHERS
FEATURING RONALD & ERNIE ISLEY
SATURDAY, MAY 14 at FOX THEATRE
Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, March 19 at Noon!
(DETROIT) — Gladys Knight with the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley will perform at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Gladys Knight began her career as lead vocalist of Gladys Knight & The Pips; with whom she recorded recognizable hits such as “Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Since, she has gone on to record more than 38 albums and recently ended a critically-acclaimed four-year engagement at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
For over the course of nearly a half century of performing, the Isley Brothers distinguished history spanned not only two generations of siblings but also massive cultural shifts which heralded their music’s transformation from gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk. The Isley Brothers are most recognizable for their classic hits including “Shout,” “Twist and Shout,” “It’s Your Thing,” “Who’s That Lady,” and “The Pride”.
Tickets ($69, $79, $89 and $99) go on sale Saturday, March 19 at noon and may be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.