Toni Braxton Coming to DPAC January 31, 2019
Performing #1 Hits
As Long As I Live Tour
With Special Guest
January 31, 2019
October 22, 2018 (Durham, NC) – Seven-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton will be taking her “As Long As I Live” tour on the road in support of her current “Sex & Cigarettes” album. The tour begins on January 19 in Columbia, SC and runs through March 3 in LA and will stop at DPAC on January 31, 2019. SWV, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, will be a special guest. Toni’s “Sex & Cigarettes” album entered the charts in the Top 5 and the “As Long As I Live” single was #1 on the charts for nine weeks. Both Toni and SWV will be performing all their #1 hits on this tour.
Tickets are on sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00am:
- 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
VIP experiences include guaranteed premium seating and exclusive merch packages. For a limited time only, all purchases from shop.tonibraxton.com (including purchases from Toni’s skincare collection with Uncle Buds), grant early access to tickets for the “As Long As I Live” tour.
The distinctive, sultry vocals of seven-time Grammy Award®-winning recording artist Toni Braxton, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and philanthropist, have been celebrated internationally ever since she was first introduced to the world by Babyface and L.A. Reid in 1992. Her self-titled debut album released the next year was a 10 million-selling phenomenon that generated Toni's first Grammys® in 1994, for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal ("Another Sad Love Song"). The album's longevity led Toni to win her second Best Female R&B Vocal Grammy® the following year (for "Breathe Again"). Her second album, Secrets arrived in '96, and history repeated itself with 15 million worldwide sales. At the Grammy Awards® in 1997, Toni became only the second woman in history (beside Dionne Warwick) to win Best Female Pop Vocal ("Unbreak My Heart") and Best Female R&B Vocal ("You're Makin' Me High") in the same year. She returned to the Grammy® podium in 2001, to claim another Best Female R&B Vocal award ("He Wasn't Man Enough," from the double-platinum album The Heat). In 2015, Toni won a Grammy for “Best R&B Album,” for Love, Marriage & Divorce duet outing with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
Into the millennium, Toni blossomed into an acting career with Broadway musical roles in “Beauty and the Beast,“ “Aida,” and “After Midnight” and a dramatic turn in the Lifetime movies “Twist of Faith,” “Unbreak My Heart” (based on her novel,) and “Faith Under Fire.” She and her sisters currently enjoy huge success in Braxton Family Values, one of WE tv's flagship reality series, returning for its sixth season. Raising her two sons Denim and Diezel, Toni balances her career demands with the high priorities of family, health, public service, and charity work, particularly on behalf of the two diseases that have impacted her family directly: She is living with Lupus and her youngest child is living with Autism. Early detection and intervention has helped both Braxtons to be role models on how to live normal lives with these conditions. Toni is also a proud spokesperson for Autism Speaks and an Ambassador to the UN.
Media Contact: Maureen O’Connor
Rogers & Cowan
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