Nov 20, 2017

Patti Labelle Coming to DPAC on March 23, 2018.

First Lady of Rock & Soul 
Patti LaBelle
DPAC
March 23, 2018

November 21, 2017 (Durham, NC) —  In the midst of new album releases, a second season of her acclaimed Cooking Channel show, and even a leading role in this year’s Macy’s Day Parade, it’s extraordinary that singer Patti LaBelle has time to embark on a national tour. Thankfully the legendary artist has no intention of stopping her momentum.  Two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, New York Times bestselling author, and three-time Emmy® Award-nominated actress, Patti LaBelle will perform at DPAC on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 9th at 10a.m.:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

“With all of the exciting projects Ms. LaBelle is taking on, we are beyond honored that she will be making her return to DPAC this March” says Candice Terrell, Assistant Director of Marketing at DPAC. “Her phenomenal vocal talent makes the perfect complement to our intimate space, and we know this will be a night to be remembered by all who attend.”

Just last month, the GRAMMY® Award-winner and GPE Records recording artist announced the release of Patti LaBelle and Friends - Home for the Holidays. Available on CD, as well as digital and streaming outlets, the album will be released on Friday, November 24, 2017.

The fourteen-song collection features LaBelle along with fellow acclaimed artists, Vivian Green (“My Favorite Things”), Ruben Studdard (“Let It Snow”), Tamela Mann (“Jesus King!”) and piano virtuoso, Jamar Jones (“Brazilian Sleigh Bells”).  Other traditional holiday and spiritual songs lace the album, including “Mary, Did You Know?” “The Christmas Song” and “Avé Maria”.  Patti LaBelle and Friends - Home for the Holidays is LaBelle’s first holiday album since the 2007 release, Miss Patti’s Christmas.

In addition to the new album, LaBelle is still promoting her first jazz album, Bel Hommage, which launched in May 2017.  The second season of her cooking show, Patti LaBelle’s Place, will return on the Cooking Channel on November 26th.  In addition, her successful Patti’s Good Life line, which is available at Walmart, will be introducing new items just in time for the holidays.

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-plus 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. 

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About Patti LaBelle
Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.

About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.