!! OMG, Erykah Badu announces North American tour, fronts funk supergroup !!

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Now that the kerfuffle around her “Window Seat” video has died down, Erykah Badu is getting down to the business of performing live (presumably with her clothes on and in an array of fabulous wigs and hats). The soul singer announced a slew of spring tour dates this week, including gigs with Maxwell and appearances at Lollapalooza and Lilith Fair. Full dates after the jump.
In other Badu news, a track by Edith Funker (pictured above), a supergroup she’s formed with singer Nikka Costa, Wendy & Lisa (from Prince’s ’80s backing band The Revolution), producer James Poysner and ?uestlove of The Roots, began circulating online after BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson played it on his show. It’s a cheeky funk number about a girl named Annie who doesn’t wear panties called “Don’t Forget the Hot Sauce”. You may recognize it from the the “Honey” video.

“Don’t Forget the Hot Sauce” by Edith Funker

Erykah Badu’s “Out My Mind, Just In Time” U.S. tour:
May 22 – Baltimore @ Pier Six Pavilion (with Bilal)
May 23 – Boston Orpheum Theatre (with Janelle Monae)
May 25 – New York @ Roseland Ballroom (with ?uestlove)
May 26 – Philadelphia @ Tower Theater (with Bilal)
May 28 – Washington @ Constitution Hall (with N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae)
May 30 – Detroit @ Chene Park (with N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae)
June 2 – Chicago @ Theater (with N.E.R.D. and Janelle Monae)
June 3 – Chicago @ Theater (with Janelle Monae)
June 5 – Memphis @ Orpheum Theatre (with Janelle Monae)
June 6 – Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium (with Janelle Monae)
June 8 – Kansas City, KS @ Midland Theatre (with Janelle Monae)
June 9 – St. Louis @ Fox Theatre (with Janelle Monae)
June 13 – Houston @ Verizon Wireless Theater (with Janelle Monae)
June 14 – Dallas @ Nokia Theatre
June 16 – Denver @ The Fillmore Auditorium (with Janelle Monae)
June 18 – Oakland @ Paramount Theatre (withJanelle Monae)
June 19 – Saratoga @ The Mountain Winery)
June 20: Los Angeles @ Greek Theater (with Janelle Monae)
June 22: San Diego @ TBA
June 23: Phoenix @ TBA
June 24: Las Vegas @ The Pearl Concert Theater
With Maxwell
June 11 – Atlanta @ Phillips Arena
June 26 – New York @ Madison Square Garden
Summer festival dates:
June 27 – Calgary @ MaMahon Stadium (Lilith Fair)
June 28 – Edmonton @ Northlands Spectrum (Lilith Fair)
June 30 – Vancouver @ Pitt Meadows Airport (Lilith Fair)
July 2 – Portland @ Sleep Country Amphitheatre (Lilith Fair)
July 3 – George @ The Gorge Amphitheatre (Lilith Fair)
August 4 – Raleigh @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion (Lilith Fair)
August 8 – Chicago @ Grant Park, Hutchinson Field (Lollapalooza)
August 11 – Tampa @ Ford Amphitheatre

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