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Aretha Franklin kicks off her the Queen Is On!!!… 2003 Tour on Tuesday (June 17) in Boston at FleetBoston Pavilion. Next week, on June 23, Arista Records will release the song “The Only Thing Missin’,” which is the advance single from her new, still-untitled album. The Queen Of Soul plans to perform the new number in addition to her classic hits.
As an added surprise, each concert will include at least one special-guest duet performance. Confirmed guests so far include Cissy Houston, Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations, and Ali “Ollie” Woodson, also of the Temptations.
The highly anticipated new album is scheduled for release on September 16, and features all-new tracks recorded with a variety of producers, including the famed contemporary team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in addition to Burt Bacharach , Troy Taylor, and Gordon Chambers, among others.
Franklin has also called the new tour her “semi-retirement” tour.
The following are Aretha Franklin ‘s the Queen Is On!!..2003 Tour dates (subject to change):
June 17 – Boston, MA – FleetBoston Pavilion
June 21 – Portsmouth, VA – NTELOS Pavilion @ Harbor Center
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 4-5 Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Plaza
July 9 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
July 27 – Cleveland, OH – Scene Pavilion
August 22 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
August 24 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 27 – Worcester, MA – East Park
August 29 – North Tonawanda, NY – New Melody Fair
September 6 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheater
October 4 – London, ONT, Canada – John Labatt Centre