Patti LaBelle coming to New Orleans in 2023

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - Patti LaBelle, known as the “Godmother of Soul,” will head to New Orleans in 2023 for a performance at the Saenger Theatre on March 17.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 via ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Saenger Theatre box office located at 1111 Canal Street. The Saenger box office is open Monday through Friday from Noon to 4 p.m.

LaBelle has a career spanning seven decades as both a singer and an actress. The R&B legend has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Singers.”

LaBelle is known for her popular songs showcasing her dynamic vocal range and emotive delivery, including “Lady Marmalade” during her time as the frontwoman of the R&B vocal group Labelle. Her mainstream solo career featured a string of successful singles including, “You Are My Friend,” “If Only You Knew,” “Love, Need and Want You,” “New Attitude,” “Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is),” “The Right Kinda Lover” and “On My Own.”

LaBelle has also experienced success as an actress with a role in the Oscar-nominated film “A Soldier’s Story” and in TV shows such as “A Different World,” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

In 1992, LaBelle starred in her own TV sitcom “Out All Night.” A decade later, LaBelle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, “Living It Up with Patti LaBelle” on TV One. In 2015, LaBelle took part in the dance competition “Dancing with the Stars” at the age of 70.

In recent years, she has also seen success launching her own brand of bedding, cookbooks, and food for various companies. In 2015, her Patti’s Sweet Potato Pie sold millions when a YouTube video praising the product went viral.

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