Anita Baker announces farewell concert to mark retirement from music

Legendary singer announces concert series on New Year's Day

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Anita Baker surprised fans on New Year’s Day when she announced that she would be doing a farewell concert series to mark her retirement from music.

“[S]O Much 2 CELEBRATE with you #2018. 60th Bday in 25 days,” Baker tweeted. Farewell Concert Series, beginning in March… We’ll paint pictures together 2 last a Lifetime… “Let’s Party!”

Last year, the legendary singer announced that she would end her 30-year career.

She told fans that there was “no new music or tour” ahead of her.

But apparently, Baker couldn’t live with leaving her fans on such a sad note. So, she announced a new farewell tour, which will kick off in March.

There is no word yet on the concert locations, dates, and ticket pricing. But we do know that this is the perfect way for Anita Baker to ring in 2018, and say goodbye to a phenomenal career.