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NEW EDITION ANNOUNCE TOUR AT BET AWARDS WEEKEND

28 Jun

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Johnny Gill also announced BET weekend that New Edition would be embarking on a tour later this year (November 2017)  bringing former promoter Al Haymon out of retirement to promote the tour.

New Edition spoke at BET Weekend at Genius Talks.  Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, and Manager Brooke Payne were present to speak with Host Charlamagne Tha God.

Charlamagne asked Ricky Bell why he decided to speak on his drug addiction in BET’s The New Edition Story.  According to Ricky Bell “Shame and embarrassment caused me to dread telling the story, but I felt that telling the story would help save someone else.”

New Edition spoke on why they decided to film their movie with BET and how it allowed them to tell their story in a more authentic way.  It also allowed Manager Brooke Payne to fully participate in the creative process of the film. Working with the BET also allowed them to sit in a room for two days to tell their story and allowed them to have conversations about things that took place 20-25 years ago, not knowing that they had offended each other.

According to New Edition, the film was “Therapeutic” for the group as a whole and brought the group closer together after going through many ups and downs.

According to Johnny Gill, the group went through so much, including being told that they can’t tour, that they can’t bring an audience out, that they lost fans, etc.   But Actor Eddie Murphy inspired Johnny by saying “keep turning out and you can’t be denied.” It was then when New Edition were sighted by Sean “Puffy” “Diddy” Combs.

Charlamagne Tha God also asked New Edition how social media has helped to connect New Edition to an entirely new generation.  According to Ronnie DeVoe “social media brought more eyeballs to the movie” to an entirely new generation.

BET AWARDS PERFORMANCE: http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2017/performances/new-edition-performs-mr-telephone-man-can-you-stand-the-rain-if-it-isnt-love.html

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HI-FIVE REUNITES & GIVES A STUNNING NEW EDITION WEEK PERFORMANCE

26 Jan

I was surprised and impressed to hear during New Edition Week in Los Angeles that 90’s R&B group Hi-Five reunited post the untimely passing of lead singer Tony Thompson.

Their most recent performance, recently during New Edition week in Los Angeles, showcased their new adult, sexy image with original members Treston Irby, Marcus Sanders, Shannon Gill along with two new group members Billy Covington and Faruq Evans.

The heart-swooning teen sensation from the 90’s known for their hits such as “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game ) and “Quality Time” reunites with a new single and tour.  The group recently reunited on original member Treston Irby’s label Bronx Most Wanted.

Their latest single “KitKat” is a smooth R&B tune that gives you a more grown & sexy version of the former teen group.  Take a listen here:

http://bxmostwanted.com/newsite/albums/kit-kat-2/

The group is embarking on a tour with Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Force M.D.’s, Hi-five, Cherrelle, and Doug E. Fresh

There Tour Schedule is as Follows:

Feb 03   Raleigh NC           Duke Energy Ctr

Feb 10   Washington DC   Constitution Hall

Feb 11   Nashville, TN        Municipal Auditorium

Mar 03   Dallas, TX             Verizon CTR

Mar 04   Birmingham, AL  BJCC

Mar 11   Baltimore, MD      Royal Farms Arena

Mar 17   Detroit, MI              Fox Theatre

Mar 18   Chicago, IL           Arie Crown Theatre

Mar 25   Charlotte NC        Ovens Aud

Mar 31   Philadelphia, PA  Liacoras CTR

Apr 08    Indianapolis, IN    Farmers Arena

Apr 15    Cleveland, OH     Woolstein Theatre

Bronx Most Wanted was founded in 2005 by Treston Irby, a member of the celebrated 90’s R & B group Hi-Five. As an artist, it was his vision to form a company that understood artists and treated them the way he felt they should be. Using this vision as a foundation, the Official Hi-Five found its home at Bronx Most Wanted, bringing R & B music that is relevant and trend setting