R&B group Boyz II Men has rolled a series of tour dates that will run through early fall, following the group's chart topping album "Motown — A Journey Through Hitsville USA." After singing tunes like "On Bended Knee," "I'll Make Love To You" and "End of The Road," Boyz II Men, now down to a trio, shocked the world with their 2007 album "Motown-A Journey Through Hitsville USA." Revisiting Motown classics like "Ribbon in the Sky," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and a re-make of their own hit "End of the Road" Boyz II Men says "We decided to open the window and show the younger generation where the groove and the music and the lyrics come from." With the success of the "Hitsville" album, the group now has it's sights set on a 20+ date summer/fall tour and their next album. The tour which is already in full swing runs through early November with stops in Detroit, Louisville and Kansas City before coming to an end in Meridian, Mississippi. (See tour dates below) Even though they'll be busy on the road, Boyz II Men is contemplating their next studio album, which will be their first recording of new material since 2006's The Remedy. In a recent interview with St. Louis Today, Boyz II Men's Nate Morris says "at the end of the day, we won't conform. We'll go and record Boyz II Men stuff. Don't expect anything different from what we do. It won't be all those crazy beats and other stuff. We love women, and we'll sing love songs." The as-yet-untitled album from Boyz II Men is due to be released in 2009. Tour Dates (Subject to change) August 7th - Columbus Park - Stamford, CTAugust 8th - WI State Fair Grandstand - Milwaukee, WIAugust 9th - Peoria Riverfront Park - Peoria, ILAugust 10th - Freedom Hill Amp - Sterling Heights, MIAugust 14th - MGM Grand Detroit - Detroit, MIAugust 15th - Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, KYAugust 16th - Ameristar Casino - Kansas City, MOAugust 19th - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VTAugust 20th - Showcase Live - Foxboro, MAAugust 21st - Outerland - Edgartown, MAAugust 25th - Nebraska State Fair Park - Lincoln, NEAugust 26th - Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver, COAugust 28th - Scera Shell - Orem, UTAugust 29th - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA September 5th - Sporting Club - Monte Carlo, MONSeptember 19th - The Orleans Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NVSeptember 20th - The Orleans Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NVSeptember 21st - The Orleans Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NVSeptember 23rd - Kern County Fairgrounds - Bakersfield, CASeptember 26th - Isleta Casino & Resort - Albuquerque, NMSeptember 27th - State Fairgrounds - Tulsa, OKSeptember 28th - Mid-South Fairgrounds - Memphis, TN October 10th - Pechanga Resort and Casino - Temecula, CAOctober11th - Cache Creek Casino Resort - Brooks, CAOctober 29th - Walt Disney World - Lake Buena Vista, FLOctober 30th - Walt Disney World - Lake Buena Vista, FL November 6th - MSU Riley Center - Meridian, MS
R&B super group Boyz II Men?s first week sales from their new album ?The remedy,? released in Japan, has surpassed opening week totals from Beyonce?s ?B?Day,? Janet Jackson?s ?20 Y.O.? and Justin Timberlake?s ?FutureSex/LoveSounds,? according to a release from the group?s rep. The Group, who faced a lot of hardships solidifying a deal on U.S soil, decided to release the new album in Japan and Australia to test the market. Explaining their absence from the music scene, group member Nathan Morris says: ?We experienced what many artists go through, once we were on top we expected more control and labels fought us so we took a break from recording and just toured. ?We realized that the industry wasn?t going to wait for us. We went through a humbling time and a bit of a reality check, we knew that everyone was still praising our talent but there were many new artists coming up fast, we knew that we needed to work even harder this time around, so this album is sort of an epiphany for us and aptly named ?The Remedy.?? Boyz II Men are currently touring the U.S. The group is also preparing to tour overseas in early 2007, with the release of the album shortly thereafter in the States. ?This album is special to us because it came from our hearts and from all of us coming back together with a fresh new outlook,? says Nathan. ?We have grown from young boys to men with wives; children and a more adult look on life."
Boyz II Men is back after a long hiatus from the US music scene. The veteran R&B group has signed a deal with Decca, which will release there new album "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA" November 13. The project was produced by "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and also features Brian McKnight on an as-yet-unnamed track. On "Hitsville," the group covers a collection of Motown classics from the '60s and '70s like Marvin Gaye's "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing" and "Mercy Mercy Me," the Temptations' "Just My Imagination," Michael Jackson's "Got To Be There" and Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears." The album will also include acappella versions of Stevie Wonder's "ribbon in the Sky" and Boyz II Men's own "End of the Road." "Hitsville" is the follow-up to 2006's "The Remedy," which was released exclusively in Japan and only via the band's Web site in the United States. Boyz II Men hasn't recorded for a major label since 2002's Arista set "Full Circle." Boyz II Men was originally signed to Motown Records from 1990 to 2000, at which point it was moved to parent label Universal Records. After the 2000 album Nathan Shawn Michael Wanya, Boyz II Men moved to Arista Records. In 2003, Michael McCary left the group due to chronic back problems resulting from scoliosis.
R&B group Boyz II Men are about to launch their first major album in five years. The new CD, ‘Motown: Hitsville USA,’ is due to drop November 13 via Universal Music. It features classic Motown songs that shine with their signature sound of soulful R&B harmonies. A new website at www.boyziimenhitsville.com features samples of album songs, photos and bios of the threesome - Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris and Nathan Morris. Motown: Hitsville USA can also be purchased from the site. The success of Boyz II Men has been helmed by mega-producer/music veteran Randy Jackson, also a judge on the American Idol TV series. Commenting on Motown: Hitsville USA, Jackson said: "The mixture of the classic Motown sound and today's R&B soul is what makes this album truly unique." Motown: Hitsville USA includes favorites such as, Just My Imagination (The Temptations), Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing and Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye), Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson) and Got To Be There (Michael Jackson) plus an a cappella version of Stevie Wonder's Ribbon In The Sky and Boyz II Men's own End Of The Road. Natives of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boyz II Men have been cited as "the most commercially successful R&B group of all time." Between 1992 and 1997, they recorded five No1 hits, sold over 60 million records worldwide and earned a host of major awards. Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman commented: "We wanted to pay tribute to an era that had a major influence on our sound." Morris said: "Everything was recorded with live instruments, and working with Randy we were able to capture the feel, vibe and energy of these classic songs."