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Corinne Bailey Rae: Black Rainbows Tour at Carolina Theatre of Durham

With Special Guest Jon Muq

  • Wed, September 20 at 8:00pm
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    From Leeds, England, singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self-titled #1 UK debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On“ and “Like A Star.”

    Bailey Rae has received two Grammy Awards, two MOBOS, alongside multiple nominations including BRIT and BET Awards. She was awarded her first Grammy in 2008 for Album Of The Year when featured on Herbie Hancock’s “River: The Joni Letters.” Her second album, “The Sea” (2010) was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The subsequent EP “Is This Love” garnered a Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

    In 2016 Bailey Rae returned with “boundary-defying, epic music” (NPR) for her third studio album, “The Heart Speaks In Whispers,” also declared “the best R&B of 2016” (The Guardian). The album featured the stunning “Green Aphrodisiac” named “10 best R&B songs of 2016” (Billboard) and selected by President Obama for his summer playlist.

    Bailey Rae’s success has lead her to composing music for film and television, including the theme to Stan Lee’s “Lucky Man” (SKY1). She recorded “The Scientist” for Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades Darker” opening title and soundtrack, which charted globally. 2020 included “The High Note” with Bailey Rae’s “New to Me”, performed in the film by Tracee Ellis Ross.

    Bailey Rae continues to collaborate and perform with artists across musical genres, including Mary J Blige, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, KING, Paul McCartney, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Questlove, Salaam Rami, RZA, Tyler The Creator, Paul Weller, Richard Hawley, Stevie Wonder, Tracey Thorn, Pharrell, Logic, Mick Jenkins, and many more.

    Throughout Bailey Rae’s career she has performed worldwide from Glastonbury to Byron Bay Blues Festival. In 2019 Bailey Rae performed at BST Hyde Park, Newport Jazz Festival, Central Park SummerStage, London Jazz Festival, Delicious Festival (Johannesburg, SA), Rio Montreux Jazz Festival, The O2 (London), and Billboard Live Osaka & Tokyo. Most recently Bailey Rae performed Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” as a duet with Leslie Odom Jr. at the 2021 BAFTA’s in London at The Royal Albert Hall.

    PLEASE NOTE: this tour is specific to the Black Rainbows album ONLY.