ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION AT BOSTON’S CITI SHUBERT THEATRE ON APRIL 12

Tickets go on sale January 15 at 10am

Boston, MA – GRAMMY® award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza (Emily) Spalding will play Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre on Tuesday, April 12, following the announcement of her newest project, Emily's D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance. Originally conceived the day before her birthday, during a "sleepless night of full moon inspiration", Emily's D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza says "unfolds as live musical vignettes.”

"Emily is my middle name, and I'm using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand," says Spalding. "My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies."

Tickets for Esperanza Spalding go on sale Friday, January 15, at 10am. For up to date information and to purchase tickets, go to citicenter.org, call (866) 348-9738, or visit the Citi Center Box Office. All ticket purchasers will receive a free digital download of Spalding’s new album, Emily’s D+Evolution.

When: Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30pm

Where: Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre

Tickets On Sale: Friday, January 15, at 10am

Ticket Locations: citicenter.org, Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office or by phone 866.348.9738

Ticket Price: $52, $62 & $82 (All prices include a $4.00 Facility Fee)

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: January 12, 2016
Contacts: Michelle Chapman | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532.1210 | Mchapman@citicenter.org