Fri, July 22


7.22.11- The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Comes to DPAC October 16th. Tickets On Sale Friday, July 29th at noon.


(Durham, NC) — Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin, coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on October 16, 2011.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 29th at noon:
• Online at
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Tickets start at $67*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 27th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

"The greatest artists deserve a great venue, and DPAC is the perfect place for a performer like Aretha Franklin," said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC. "Combining her amazing voice with our state of the art acoustics and sight lines virtually guarantees an unforgettable evening for our audience. "

In 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This was a testament to her impact on the world of music over the course of her impressive career. From her roots, singing gospel in her father’s church, to her ascendancy to rhythm and blues royalty, Aretha has expressed an unmatched passion and intensity that has never failed to move her listeners. . Her astonishing four-decade run of hits- "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man,", "Freeway of Love" and "Pink Cadillac"--earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since. She has amassed 18 competitive and 2 honorary GRAMMY© Awards and is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the Greatest Singer of all Time.

DPAC’s upcoming lineup includes Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (Aug 19). For more information about these and all DPAC shows please visit

*(plus added convenience and handling charges depending on place of purchase).


About DPAC
The Durham Performing Arts Center is a 2,700 capacity multi-use theatre that features the hottest Broadway and family shows, high-profile concerts and incredible special events. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s Top Theater Venues, and currently ranked #2 in US Theaters. DPAC has become a beacon of energy in the Triangle and the region’s new home for world-class live entertainment. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC is also home of the SunTrust Broadway Series with over 10,000 season ticket holders and show stopping Broadway engagements of Hair and Radio City Christmas spectacular starring The Rockettes and much, much more. For more information please go to