Boney James Announces New SOLID 2021 Tour Dates

Article Contributed by Deborah Radel PR | Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021

Multi-platinum selling and 4-time Grammy nominated saxophone player Boney James is on the road, performing for fans across the U.S and resuming his delayed 2020 tour dates in support of  his recently released album Solid.

As an added treat, Boney released a new single “Sundance” on August 17th and debuted new merchandise via his website!

“I am so thrilled to be getting on the road and playing shows live and in person again and can’t wait to see everyone out there and share some new music from my Solid CD.” Boney James

Despite the challenge of  dropping the record during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boney notched his first Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, a rare feat for an instrumentalist to be grouped with Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles etc.  He also stayed connected with fans throughout the pandemic by performing mini-concerts on Facebook Live that garnered 500K + views and added Boney James face masks to his website which are available for purchase at

Solid is the four-time GRAMMY nominated saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader and follows his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.

All of Solid’s eleven tracks were produced and written or co-written by James. Three songs—“Full Effect,” “Tonic” and the title track—were built from licks played at sound-check by touring guitarist Kendall Gilder on the road in support of Honestly. “I said, hey, what’s that riff you’re playing?” James recalls, “And Kendall said, ‘that’s just something I’m messing around with.’ I got my iPhone and recorded them, then took it home and wrote the songs!”

Four other songs were initiated by longtime James collaborator, acclaimed writer/producer Jairus ‘J-Mo’ Mozee (Anderson Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton). One of those, “Be Here,” was ultimately transformed into Solid’s Adult Urban single featuring special guest Kenny Lattimore, best known for his Top 10 R&B hit “For You.”

Boney James’ personal relationship with music has never been anything but solid. Picking up the sax at age 10 in his native New Rochelle, New York, “I immediately loved it, and it pretty quickly became my favorite thing to do.” By the time he entered his teens, James was gigging with bands, and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Teena Marie and many others, touring and doing sessions for seven years before cutting his first solo album in 1992. The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and nonstop touring.

Now a four-time GRAMMY nominee with four RIAA Gold records and career sales topping three million units, James continues to defy musical genres; A two time NAACP Award nominee, a Soul Train Award winner and named one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.

James lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 35 years Director/Actress Lily Mariye.

Boney James “Solid 2021” Tour Dates

10.7               Ft. Wayne, IN                           Clyde Theatre

10.8              Indianapolis, IN                         Murat Theatre

10.9               Louisville, KY                          Palace Theatre

10.10             Nashville, TN                           City Winery Nashville

10.12             New York, NY                         Sony Hall

10.14             Newark, NJ                               Victoria Theater – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

10.15             Collingsworth, NJ                     Scottish Rite Auditorium

10.16             Rehoboth Beach DE                 Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

10.17             Annapolis, MD                         Rams Head On Stage

10.18             Alexandria, VA                        The Birchmere

10.19             Alexandria, VA                        The Birchmere

10.23             Temecula, CA                           Thornton Winery

10.24             Newport Beach, CA                  Hyatt Summer Concert Series

10.27              Rochester, NY                         Kodak Center For Performing Arts

10.29              New Haven, CT                       The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

10.30              Boston, MA                             City Winery

11.4                Denver, CO                              Paramount Theatre

11.6                Chandler, AZ                           Chandler Center For The Arts

11.7                Tucson, AZ                              Fox Tucson Theatre

11.11              Houston, TX                            House Of Blues Houston

11.12              Austin, TX                               One World Theatre

11.13              Dallas, TX                               House of Blues Dallas

12.3                 Oakland, CA                           Yoshi’s Oakland

12.4                 Oakland, CA                           Yoshi’s Oakland

12.5                 Oakland, CA                           Yoshi’s Oakland

12.10               Seattle, WA                            Jazz Alley

12.11               Seattle, WA                            Jazz Alley

12.12               Seattle, WA                            Jazz Alley