Two of pop musics biggest names are coming to RVA at the end of September and we’re freak’n pumped.
Azealia Banks, known for her explicit rap lyrics and powerful vocals, will open up for R&B legend K. Michelle.
Banks almost needs no introduction – you can put the credit for killing Iggy Azalea’s almost squarely on her shoulders. She’s a twitter firebrand with the musical clout to back it up.
Born in Harlem, NYC, Banks has been called a gay icon and has worked tirelessly to call out what she calls the “gay white media” for their treatment of the rest of the LGBTQ spectrum. She’s identified as a bisexual, but she’s also told the New York Times she tries to avoid societies labels on these issue – “I don’t live on other people’s terms,” she said.
Check out her latest single “Wallace,” below. And see the song that made her famous, “212,” below that:
K. Michelle has been releasing tracks since 2013 when she dropped Rebellious Soul. She spent 2011-13 on a few of VH1′s ‘Love & Hiphop.’ She released her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? in 2014 to positive reviews. Check out the single, and very weird/sexy video for “Hard to Do” below:
Banks and Michelle will take the state 9/30 at the Carpenter Theatre, tickets are on sale Friday, July 24 and range from $49.50 to $62.50 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater box offices, online www.ETIX.com and charge by phone (800) 514-3849.