April 20 would have been the Grammy-Winner Luther Vandross’ birthday. The late singer’s family and friends are bringing Fandross to the world.
Seveda Williams, Vandross’ niece, thought of the concept.
She said: “We are continuing and celebrating the legacy of Vandross.”
On April 20, 2019, New York City, on what would have been Vandross’ 68th birthday in his honor there will be held “Fandross Bad Boy/ Having a Party Birthday Celebration 2019.”
The event will be hosted by Valerie Simpson from Ashford & Simpson at their restaurant/live music venue Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar located 254 W 72nd Street. Nick Ashford died on August 22, 2011.
The first Fandross started in 2018 and was a two-day memorial and music festival to remember the late singer.
In 2019, Fandross expanded and is now backed by Sony Music which was one of Vandross’ record labels.
The 2019 New York City Fandross took a year to plan and will take the show on the road, traveling to Philadelphia, Chicago, and other cities.
Fandross is a tour to remember the late, great singer who is known for his songs “Never Too Much,” “Impossible Dream,” “Dance With My Father,” and “Always and Forever.”
The Fandross tour will is official and sanctioned by the estate.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Forbes: Music Industry, Family, Fans Celebrate Luther Vandross With ‘Fandross’ On The Late Singer’s Birthday
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