They did it for the culture. Saturday evening, R&B Group New Edition joined fellow legendary performers, Jodeci and Charlie Wilson to a capacity crowd at United Center. The audience was on their feet for the majority of the show. The “For the Culture” tour felt like a trip down memory lane with the crowd singing along to their favorite songs by Jodeci, Charlie Wilson, and New Edition.
Jodeci opened the show with their signature boots and all-black wardrobe singing classics like “Come and Talk to Me” and “Still Waiting.” Gap Band singer, Charlie Wilson, followed and proved that at 69 years old, he still has it. He entertained the crowd for over an hour with classics like “My Name is Charlie” and “Computer Love.”
By the time New Edition took to the stage the crowd was primed and ready and New Edition did not disappoint. They took the stage with their signature choreography singing the songs made famous over their 30+ year career. The group performed classic New Edition hits like “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “If it Isn’t love.” In addition, audiences were treated to performances by Bell Biv DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, and Bobby Brown individually.
The entire show was nonstop energy and felt like an epic party. The nearly sold-out crowd at United Center was proof positive of the impact that artists like New Edition, Jodeci, and Charlie Wilson continue to have on the culture.
The “For the Culture” tour is brought to you by the Black Promoters Collective, a group of top African American independent concert promotion and production companies in North America. In addition to the “For the Culture” tour, the Black Promoters Collective is also bringing artists like Maxwell and Mary J. Blige to national audiences in 2022.
For more on the “For the Culture” tour, visit their website.