GRAMMY®, EMMY®, and twice Tony® Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter releases anticipated new single “Baby Was A Dancer”, listen HERE via Republic Records / Island UK.
“Baby Was a Dancer” is me, in the third person, telling the story of the trajectory of leaning into my authenticity.” says Billy, “Growing up queer, growing up black, growing up in the church, there was a lot of push back in terms of my authenticity. To talk about yourself, to have the language and the audacity to know one’s place and intention on this planet.”
Billy continues, “I want people to feel encouraged and inspired and motivated to step out into the world free from all the chains that bind – from all the stuff that comes at us from other people, other directions, other organizations, whatever it is – whatever the things are that bring us down. I want this song to set folks free. There’s a joy in it. There’s a celebratory nature in it that I love. And I’m just excited to spread that kind of message.”
For six weeks this spring, Billy will grace stages in 25 U.S. cities, kicking off on April 29 in Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre, visiting major markets such as New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA as well as his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and concluding in Mashantucket, CT at Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 3. Get your tickets now!
Canvasing the nation, Billy brings passion and joy to cities across the nation with his first-ever career-spanning pop music concert tour: THE BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME 1. Expect a full band, backed by a video installation, fronted by Billy telling his life story through song. This 90-minute powerhouse event will feature his chart-topping hits “Love Is on the Way” and “Love Yourself,” a tinge of Broadway, a nod to Pose, and stunning performances of future pop classics from his forthcoming new album, Black Mona Lisa. This is an experience not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Billy Porter will be making a stop here in downtown Detroit at the Fisher Theatre