New Edition members Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins have reunited under the RBRM banner for a world tour.
The 80s R&B superstars will play the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena in Savannah on Oct. 7. Pre-sale tickets will go live on Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m until June 28 at midnight with the password CIVIC. General ticket sales go live on June 29 at 10 a.m.
“Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike now known as “RBRM”, have joined forces to combine their extensive catalogue of high energy mega-hits and dynamic stage presence to embark on a World Tour in the fall of 2018,” a press release said.
“Chart topping smash hit records like “My Prerogative”, “Every Little Step”, “Rock Wit’cha”, “Roni”, [Brown] “Poison”, “Do Me”, “Thought It Was Me” and “Smile Again” [BBD] are timeless tracks that have stood the test of more than 25 years and continues to audibly paint the soundtrack of millions of lives around the globe.”
New Edition formed in Boston in 1978 with Bell, Bivins, Brown, DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. They rose to fame in the 80s behind hits like “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now,” and “Mr. Telephone Man,” a fusion of R&B and hip-hop which became known as new jack swing. As innovators, New Edition’s place is set in music history. After going separate ways, many of the original members enjoyed successful solo careers.
In 2011, they announced a reunion with the original six members to celebrate 30 years of “Candy Girl.” Last year, a three part documentary about the group and their personal lives premiered on BET, prompting a new reunion and subsequent tour.
“I grew up loving what I do and I’m glad I can still do it with my friends,” Brown said in a press release.
“Man, I really didn’t see this coming, but God always has a plan… and the story continues,” Bell added.