Gladys Knight announces North American 2019 dates
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The Empress of Soul Gladys Knight has announced a 2019 North American tour that kicks off in Bossier City, Louisiana on Jan. 11 with stops including Englewood, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Clearwater, New Albany, Reno and Nashville.

Now in the sixth decade of her career, the legendary R&B songstress recently paid tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at both "The People's Tribute to the Queen" in Detroit and at the American Music Awards.

Knight was also recently added to the 2019 Soul Train Cruise line-up which will also feature other soul icons including Smokey Robinson, George Clinton, Stephanie Mills, The Ohio Players and Morris Day & the Time. So if you've ever wanted to experience doing a Soul Train line on the water, now's your chance. "Love Overboard" indeed.

Tickets for Gladys Knight's 2019 North American tour go on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 AM.

Gladys Knight 2019 North American tour dates:

Jan. 11 — Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Bossier City – Riverdome
Jan. 12 — Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Lake Charles (Tickets)
Jan. 19 — Fort Lauderdale, FL - Soul Train Cruise 2019
Jan. 24 — Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Tickets)
Jan. 25 — Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tickets)
Jan. 26 — Sarasota, FL-  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 12 — New Albany, OH - McCoy Center 
Feb. 14 — Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort & Casino 
Feb. 15 — Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center 
Feb. 16 — Storrs, CT - Jorgensen Center for the Arts 
Feb. 17 — Bensalem, PA - XCite Center at Parx Casino (Tickets)
March 1 — Reno, NV - Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort 
March 2 — Primm, NV - Star of the Desert Arena 
March 3 — Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theatre 
May 10 — Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium 
May 11 — Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 
May 12 — Birmingham, AL - Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center