May 26, 2015

Patti LaBelle Returns to DPAC on Saturday, November 7

The Godmother of Soul

May 26, 2015 (Durham, NC) –Two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, New York Times bestselling author, and three-time Emmy® Award-nominated actress, Patti LaBelle returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on November 7, 2015. This is presented in partnership with the DOME Group.  Her last performance at DPAC in 2014 sold out quickly and fans can expect this show to do the same.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29 at 10a.m.:

  • Online at
  • DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on May 28.  Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

"It's our extreme pleasure to bring the one and only Patti LaBelle back to the DPAC stage", says DOME Group CEO Sulaiman Mausi.  "She is a beloved icon who just has a special, intimate way of connecting with her audiences, and this show will be no exception!"

The word Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. The soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  She is known for belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets, and is revered for her unique versatility.

In 2009, she reunited with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for the first time in 30 years for the critically acclaimed Labelle reunion album, Back to Now. 

In addition to her amazing career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, Ms. LaBelle’s work as a humanitarian is just as legendary. She remains an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters and the United Negro College Fund, among many other initiatives.  While Ms. LaBelle's celebrated 50+ year career is respected world-wide, she has also endured and survived personal strife. Within a 10-year period, she lost her mother, three sisters and best friend to diabetes and cancer. In 1994, LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes and shortly thereafter became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.