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Raphael Saadiq Reunites With Tony! Toni! Toné! For First Tour in 25 Years

Raphael Saadiq unveiled a momentous revelation on Tuesday. With an absence spanning close to a quarter-century, the revered R&B ensemble Tony! Toni! Toné! is poised for a renaissance.

Saadiq, a sonic maestro, and his cohorts—his brother D'Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Christian Riley—emerged as architects of musical ingenuity, fundamentally shaping the hip-hop and soul soundscape of the 1990s.

Their upcoming "Just Me & You Tour," an auditory odyssey orchestrated by Live Nation Urban, marks an extraordinary resurrection for Tony! Toni! Toné!, a testament to their musical legacy.

The highly-anticipated tour is scheduled to commence on Sept. 21 at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL. From there, Tony! Toni! Toné! will embark on a coast-to-coast journey, gracing major markets including New York, Chicago, Nashville, TN, and Los Angeles.

The tour will culminate with two performances in the Bay Area: at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, on Nov. 14, and The Masonic in San Francisco on Nov. 17.

Tony! Toni! Toné! burst onto the musical landscape of the late 1980s, mesmerizing audiences with an alchemical fusion of R&B, funk and soul. Their audacious and groundbreaking new jack swing compositions served as a transformative force, ushering in the heralded era of neo-soul that would indelibly define the melodious tapestry of the 1990s.

Songs like "Feels Good," "Anniversary," and "It Never Rains (In Southern California)" became popular anthems, captivating a generation and etching the group's name onto the hallowed walls of musical history.

Yet, despite their meteoric ascent, the ensemble eventually disbanded, leaving a void in the hearts of their devout followers, who longed for a reunion.

Now Saadiq is answering that call and fulfilling their wishes.

"I've always wanted to put my family back together," Saadiq said in a statement. "Playing with the Tonys again is a thank you to the fans, the Super Tonians, for supporting all my musical efforts. Without those who were with us from Day One, where would I be? But the main reason is that my father, Charlie Wiggins, would've wanted it this way–to see me, D'Wayne, and Tim playing together again."

Saadiq has crafted an indomitable presence in the vast realm of music since the group's dissolution, ascending to stratospheric heights in his solo career. His collaborations with luminaries such as Beyoncé, D'Angelo and Solange highlight his ability to seamlessly blend timeless sophistication with audacious innovation and have earned him effusive acclaim — accompanied by a slew of coveted awards.

"The Just Me & You Tour" setlist will encompass Tony! Toni! Toné!'s greatest hits, taking audiences on a nostalgic journey through their iconic discography. Additionally, Saadiq will showcase his solo material, including tracks from his highly acclaimed albums and hits he wrote for other notable artists.

Fans eager to secure their spots can take advantage of the artist presale, beginning Wednesday. Live Nation and Spotify will also offer presales on Thursday, with general ticket sales beginning Friday. For more information go to

"The Just Me & You Tour" Dates:
Thu, September 21: Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
Fri, September 22: Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
Sun, September 24: Washington, DC - The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Tue, September 26: Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
Thu, September 28: Philadelphia, PA - The Met
Sat, September 30: New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
Sun, October 1: Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Thu, October 5: Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Sun, October 8: Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Tue, October 10: Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
Wed, October 11: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Thu, October 12: Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Fri, October 13: Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Thu, October 19: Greensboro, NC - Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, October 20: Columbia, SC - The Township Auditorium
Sat, October 21: Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
Sun, October 22: Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
Thu, October 26: Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Fri, October 27: New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theatre
Sat, October 28: Dallas, TX - Music Hall at Fair Park
Sun, October 29: Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri, November 10: Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Sat, November 11: Los Angeles, CA - YouTube Theater
Mon, November 14: Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Fri, November 17: San Francisco, CA - The Masonic

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