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On Feb. 15, singer India Arie releases her long-awaited new album, Worthy, which is a follow up to her 2013 release Songversation.

~ No caption needed ~ #worthy

15.5k Likes, 557 Comments - @indiaarie on Instagram: "~ No caption needed ~ #worthy"

The Grammy-award winning “Video” singer will be touring in North America to help promote the album. The trek kicks off April 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, and closes out in New York City on Jun. 9. Tickets go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. EST.

Tour dates are below.

India Arie’s 2019 Worthy Tour

  • April 30 Jacksonville, FL
  • May 01 Durham, NC
  • May 03 Atlanta, GA
  • May 06 Charleston, SC
  • May 07 Richmond, VA
  • May 09 Charlotte, NC
  • May 11 Black Mountain, NC
  • May 14 Birmingham, AL
  • May 16 New Orleans, LA
  • May 17 Sugar Land, TX
  • May 19 Grand Prairie, TX
  • May 20 Austin, TX
  • May 23 Milwaukee, WI
  • May 24, Hammond, IN
  • May 26 Detroit, MI
  • May 29 Carmel, IN
  • May 30 Louisville, KY
  • June 01 New Haven, CT
  • June 02 Troy, NY
  • June 04 Boston, MA
  • June 09 New York City

Last month, Arie sparked conversation on her Instagram page by sharing a post that read, “Mute R. Kelly,” along with an explanation of why she chose to no longer support the R&B singer-songwriter due to accusations of him being a long time child molester and abuser.

TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY THOUGHTS: I boycotted R. Kelleys music in 2002 when I saw the video ~ I KNOW IT WAS HIM. CLEARLY. I wasn't comfortable talking about it because the world I lived in .... everyone thought it was a joke, and they made me feel Ike I was too EARNEST. I saw the BBC documentary, I read the buzz Feed and New Yorker articles ... As a #survivor and a black woman in the music industry, I just broke down sobbing when I saw the video. I sobbed, because it was a graphic illustration, that I lived in a world that didnt value people like me. And I had to learn to take care of Myself in the face of a society and industry that doesn't love me. I learned that I had to wear the crown of my ancestors and hold my OWN HEAD UP. And its been HARD. But I do it because I BELIEVE in my mission ~ I don't need to sing ABOUT the fight , my mission is to administer to the people IN the fight. Humanity makes me sad all the time ~ the things were going thru ... but also today, I'm hopeful, that we as a GROUP are now #Muterkelly ~ BUT, I wont be satisfied until EVERY #survivor know, that "everyone of us is worthy" and when ever someone treats us as LESS, that is THIER mistake, ... And while the wound is not our doing, it is our responsibility ~ we have to heal ourSELVES. That healing can take on so much more MOMENTUM, when the world around us is healing too.... so I feel GOOD today knowing that we as a collective are waking up EVEN MORE, to the ways that the world / the music industry / the society / the culture ~ harm our women and girls. AND! I feel good today knowing that these growing pains ARE ABOUT GROWTH. We are ALL! WORTHY AND SIGNIFICANT AND WE MATTER! BECAUSE WE EXIST! MAY WE KEEP WAKING UP TO THAT FACT. IT IS A FACT! EVERYONE of us is #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #survivingrkelly #iamlight #muterkelly #survivingrkelly #rkelly #blackgirlsmatter #metoo

44.3k Likes, 2,693 Comments - @indiaarie on Instagram: "TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY THOUGHTS: I boycotted R. Kelleys music in 2002 when I saw the video ~ I..."

“TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY THOUGHTS: I boycotted R. Kelleys music in 2002 when I saw the video ~ I KNOW IT WAS HIM. CLEARLY. I wasn’t comfortable talking about it because the world I lived in …. everyone thought it was a joke, and they made me feel Ike I was too EARNEST. I saw the BBC documentary, I read the buzz Feed and New Yorker articles … As a #survivorand a black woman in the music industry, I just broke down sobbing when I saw the video,” she wrote.

“I sobbed, because it was a graphic illustration, that I lived in a world that didnt value people like me. And I had to learn to take care of Myself in the face of a society and industry that doesn’t love me. I learned that I had to wear the crown of my ancestors and hold my OWN HEAD UP. And its been HARD. But I do it because I BELIEVE in my mission ~ I don’t need to sing ABOUT the fight , my mission is to administer to the people IN the fight.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.