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New R&B/Soul: Eric Benet's Label, Jordan House, to Release Self-Titled October Album

by Wanda J Coppage   Sep 24, 2016 21:26 PM EDT

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The soon to be released self-titled album from soul singer Eric Benet will be available this October and the release marks his second album put out on his own record label imprint, Jordan House.

What's to be expected from Benet's second Jordan House-release? That would be a continuation of soul music, brought by brilliant vocals just as he did with the label's first release -- his album The One.

According to Singersroom, it was with this album that helped Benet set the tone for the newly established record label, its foundation and the other artists that would soon sign with the imprint.

The One was really the foundation of Jordan House," explained Benet to Singersroom. "Jordan House was only a record label that I released my album on, but I had such great success with my record that I loved the idea of reaching out to some artists, who I felt like their particular creative journey was where I was trying to go with Jordan House."

Those other artists included Calvin Richardson and Goapele.

Both singers are soulful and unique, with their own unique style, just the kind of thing that Benet sought after and spoke of during the 2014 interview.

After releasing and developing albums for both like Richardson's 2014 I Am Calvin and Goapele's fifth studio album, Strong As Glass, it was time for him to work on his own music again.

As reported by This Is RnB, fans can expect that new music to arrive on Oct. 7.

The 13-track album features duets with artists like Tamia, whom Benet worked with in the past on the Grammy-nominated single, "Spend My Life With You." Their latest single, "Sunshine(Remix)" will be featured as a bonus track on the forthcoming, Eric Benet.

Other features include MC Lyte, Arturo Sandoval, and a special lullaby for his youngest daughter, Amoura Luna, with wife Manuela Testolini that he affectionately titled, "Never Be the Same (Luna's Lullaby)."

The Milwaukee native is also readying for the fall tour dates of the Anthony Hamilton What I'm Feelin' Tour. He and Lalah Hathaway will join Hamilton beginning Oct. 6, one day before his album release, for a 16-date-tour throughout the month of October.

Tickets for that show are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and the October 7anticipated album, Eric Benet, is available for pre-order.

Check below for a full list of What I'm Feelin Tour dates and locations.

October 6 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
October 7 - Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
October 8 - Washington, D.C. - Constitution Hall
October 9 - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center At the Lyric
October 13 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
October 14 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
October 15 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts
October 16 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
October 20 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
October 21 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
October 22 - Chattanooga, TN - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
October 23 - New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
October 27 Miami, FL - Broward Center For the Performing Arts
October 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
October 29 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
October 30 - Richmond, VA - Altria Theater

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