‘Babyface’ returning to Florence for concert

August 18, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Multi-Grammy Award winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is headed back to Florence for a concert on Nov. 1 at the Florence Center.

A special guest will perform as a supporting act, but event organizers have not yet released details.

“Babyface put on a stellar show a few years ago in Florence, and the fans have been asking for more ever since,” said Paul Beard, general manager for the Florence Center, referring to a May 7, 2016 concert. “The timing felt right, and we’re excited to have him back at the venue.”

Ticket prices start at $39 and will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets will be made available at the venue box office, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Additional concert details can be found at florencecenter.com.

Edmonds’ multi-faceted pop/urban career includes the consecutive multi-platinum landmark albums “Tender Lover, For the Cool in You” (including signature hits “Never Keeping Secrets” and “When Can I See You”) and “The Day” (”Every Time I Close My Eyes”).

As co-founder with L.A. Reid of LaFace Records in 1989, Babyface nurtured the careers of such stars as TLC, OutKast, Usher and Toni Braxton. An 11-time Grammy Award winner, Babyface most recently released “Return of the Tender Lover” in December 2015, his first solo album in seven years. This latest project introduces a freer, less-structured Babyface putting his stamp on a contemporary sound he describes as “unapologetic R&B.” This album follows the critical and commercial response to his and Toni Braxton’s 2014 Grammy-winning album “Love, Marriage & Divorce.”

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