Erykah Badu Live Concert in Kuala Lumpur 2012

Malaysia Erykah Badu Concery

Erykah Badu Live Concert in Kuala Lumpur 2012 is set to take place on the  28th 29th of February at the KL Convention Center. The First lady or Queen of Neo-Soul will also be doing this stand alone concert which is also two days after her 41st birthday. Edit: Her concert was cancelled.

Back in 2009, many local fans were disappointed as Erykah pulled a last minute cancellation from the Sunburst Festival 2009 leaving many fans sad. This time around, the concert is to go ahead without any issues in Kuala Lumpur. 
Born Erika Abi Wright in 1971, the singer is well known for her outrageous hairstyles. Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful head wraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. In her early youth, she decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as she firmly believed her original name to be her slave name. The term 'kah' signifies the inner self. Badu is her favorite jazz scat sound and is also an African name for the 10th born child used for the Akan people in Ghana.
Till today, Badu also remains an activist in her hometown of South Dallas. Her charity organization, Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D. 501c3), provides community-driven development for inner-city youth through music, dance, theater and visual arts.

Erykah has also made five albums to date which are Baduizm (1997), Mama's Gun (2000), Worldwide Underground (2003), New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (2008) and New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010).

She has also won an American Music Award (1998), Three Soul Train Music Awards in 1997, Two Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in 2003 and 2008 and Four Grammy Awards. Her best known single is also 'On & On' (1997/98).

After the Erykah Badu Malaysian Tour, the singer will perform live in Australia on three dates at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. So if you miss the KL Concert, your next best chance is to catch Erykah Badu live in Australia 2012.


Tickets will go on sale from January 5th at AirAsia RedTix while you can find more information about the Grammy winning singer on her Erykay Badu official website.

Hopefully this time around, the concert in KL will go on as planned. Tickets may also be available at TicketPro Malaysia but everyone is awaiting for the news to come out which should be early January 2012.

Concert Update: Erykah's concert has been pushed to the 29th Feb 2012 (Cancelled). 

For those who are traveling from across the border, make sure you have your accommodations planned as there are numerous hotels around the KLCC area. This would probably be the one time that you get to see an Erykah Badu live concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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