The Queen of Neo-Soul Returns - ERYKAH BADU at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015

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Come spend Valentine’s Day with Grammy® award-winning musician and socially-active artist Erykah Badu as she returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on February 14, 2015 with special guest Mali Music. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m.

Come spend Valentine’s Day with Grammy® award-winning musician and socially-active artist Erykah Badu as she returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on February 14, 2015 with special guest Grammy®-nominated Mali Music. Badu’s last performance at DPAC in March 2011 was a sell-out. This performance is being presented by the DOME Group, Inc.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m.:

  •     Online at
  •     DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on December 10. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

“We're really excited to have Erykah Badu return to the DPAC stage. Her artistry never ceases to impress, and she always gives the Triangle an amazing performance. Featuring her with Grammy-nominated Mali Music will guarantee concert-goers the unique experience they've come to expect from our shows,” said Sulaiman Mausi, President and CEO of the DOME Group, Inc.

The New York Times described Badu’s groundbreaking debut, 1997’s Baduizm, as “traditional soul vocals, staccato hip-hop rhythms and laid-back jazzy grooves.” Propelled by the lead single “On & On,” the album went multi-platinum, winning her two Grammys® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album. Badu topped Rolling Stone’s Reader’s poll for Best R&B Artist, and Entertainment Weekly named her Best New Female Singer of 1997.

Badu’s other critically acclaimed works followsed including: 1997’s Erykah Badu Live, 2000’s Mama’s Gun, 2003’s Worldwide Underground, 2008’s New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War and 2010’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh.

In addition to reinforcing her reputation as a dynamic live performer, Badu’s big screen debut as Rose Rose in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules added another credit to her list of artistic talents. And in 2000, she opened her trophy cabinet once again to welcome a Grammy® award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for her appearance on “You Got Me” by The Roots, followed in 2003 with another Grammy® Award for Best R&B Song "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop).”

In 2003, she founded her non-profit group, B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development), which is geared toward creating social change through economic, artistic, and cultural development. Among B.L.I.N.D.’s many accomplishments, the organization has provided arts, crafts, and dance classes to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Erykah currently studies and apprentices to masters Queen Afua, holistic health guru and spiritual teacher; Dr. Jewel Pookrum, neurosurgeon, physicist and midwife; and Dr. Laila Africa, scientist, health practitioner and theorist. In 2006 Erykah was certified as a Holistic Health practitioner thru Dr. Laila Africa and she is also a 3rd Degree Reiki Master-Teacher. Badu hasn’t stopped yet; she continues to study sound and vibration healing, and she presently assists and apprentices as a direct-entry midwife.



Divine Order Music and Entertainment Group (The DOME Group, Inc.) is an emerging premier entertainment promoter of live events, including concerts and music festivals, catering to both urban and mainstream markets nationwide.

The company’s extensive portfolio boasts some of the most successful performances to hit the Detroit and Triangle area markets in decades. Sold-out shows have featured artists such as T.I. and Young Jeezy, The Isley Brothers, Nas featuring DMX, Frankie Beverly and Maze, KEM and Indie.Arie, Smokey Robinson, The Whispers and The Dramatics, The O’Jays, Anita Baker and Erykah Badu.

Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.

What is up next at DPAC? The World’s Best Loved Musical ANNIE (December 9-14), Ira David Wood III’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL presented by Theatre In The Park (December 18-21), and Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster WICKED (January 7-25).

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