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Aural Orgasm: Billy Porter - Baby Was A Dancer




Grammy, Emmy, and two-time Tony-award winning actor, singer, songwriter, author and director Billy Porter has unleashed his latest single Baby Was A Dancer, off his highly-anticipated album Black Mona Lisa.


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.”


To promote the album, Billy will be hitting the road this spring for his Black Mona Lisa tour. Tickets are on sale now HERE.


4/29 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

5/1 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theater

5/2 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre

5/4 San Jose, CA San Jose Center For The Performing Arts

5/5 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Theatre

5/6 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Pantages Theatre

5/7 Tempe, AZ ASU Gammage

5/9 Austin, TX The Paramount Theatre

5/10 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center

5/12 San Antonio, TX HEB Performing Hall - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

5/13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

5/14 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre

5/16 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

5/18 Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre

5/20 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Symphony Center

5/21 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater

5/23 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

5/24 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater

5/26 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre

5/27 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre

5/28 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall

5/31 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

6/1 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia

6/2 Washington, DC Warner Theatre

6/3 Mashantucket, CT Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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