Mon, Apr 27
Floetry Reunion Coming to DPAC on July 12
with special guests Eric Roberson & The Foreign Exchange
April 27, 2015 (Durham, NC) – For one night only, English neo soul duo Floetry reunites at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on July 12, 2015 with special guests Eric Roberson and The Foreign Exchange. This show is presented in partnership with The DOME Group, Inc.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on April 30. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
“We are excited about bringing the Floetry reunion tour to DPAC,” says Sulaiman Mausi, CEO of The DOME Group, Inc. “The legendary group laid the foundation for many neo soul artists that are popular today. With Eric Roberson and The Foreign Exchange this will be a rare treat for music fans in the area.”
Floetry starring Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist") have recently reunited after disbanding in 2007. The group recorded two studio albums, one live album, and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide.
Formed in 1997, Floetry started on the performance poetry stage. Since moving to the United States in 2000, they have written for Jill Scott, Jazz of Dru Hill, Glenn Lewis (Marsha only), Bilal, and Michael Jackson, for whom Marsha penned the hit 2002 single "Butterflies". In 2002, they signed with DreamWorks Records and released their debut album Floetic, which featured the singles "Floetic", "Say Yes" (released March 2003), and "Getting Late". Their song "Where's The Love" was featured in the film Bringing Down the House.
Floetry released a live album titled Floacism in 2003. The two-disc set consisted of a CD and DVD and included the single "Wanna B Where U R" featuring rapper Mos Def.
Their third and final album Flo'Ology was released in November 2005. The album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 200 and number two on the Top R&B chart, and sold over 77,000 copies in its first week. The album included the single "Supastar" featuring rapper Common.
In 2006, Marsha Ambrosius signed a solo record deal with Aftermath Entertainment. In 2007, she released a mixtape entitled, Neo Soul is Dead. After the release of the mixtape, Ambrosius parted ways with Stewart. Since then, both have released multiple solo albums.
In December of 2014, Marsha Ambrosius shocked her fans during a performance in London when she brought her former Floetry group member, Natalie Stewart, to the stage. The duo plans to perform several reunion shows together in 2015.