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STEVE HARVEY and KIRK FRANKLIN…2011 COMEDY GOSPEL TOUR

 width=Accomplished actor, -selling author, and comedic icon is teaming up with multiple GRAMMY award winner, Kirk Franklin, to bring hope, inspiration and laughter to fans during these tough economic times.   On March 19, 2011, Harvey and  Franklin will kick off their first-ever Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Comedy Tour at Phillips Arena Theater in , providing an up-close and special dose of laughs and for each city.   The tour will crisscross the United States hitting major cities including , Tampa  and Jacksonville.

There’s nothing quite like sharing laughs and making personal connections with fans through stand-up comedy, and as one of the original Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey returns to the foundation of his success to deliver his brand of cutthroat and straight-talking humor to communities across the country.   Adding Gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin adds another dimension to a night that will be filled with the foot-stomping, hand-clapping and evangelistic musical genius of Franklin.

Harvey and Franklin are keyed up for this first time union. Harvey, one of the most versatile and multi-talented entertainers in the industry, expressed, “I think that this type of tour for me is long overdue. It is going to be an amazing amount of fun and ya’ll really do need to see Kirk and me together because as I said before, God really is not thru with me yet! It’s going to be funny just watching me trying to get thru this show cleanly. I’m probably going to remind you of somebody you know.”   Added Franklin, “It’s an honor to tour with my friend and brother in bringing people hope and laugher in what for many are difficult times. Steve brings the jokes and I bring that Jesus!”

Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, November 22, 2010 via Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.

Steve Harvey & Kirk Franklin Music and

(Additional dates forthcoming)

March 19, 2011

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena Theater

March 26, 2011

Tampa, Fl.

St. Peter Time Forum

April 2, 2011

Memphis, TN

Desoto Civic Center

April 9, 2011

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

April 30, 2011

Charleston,

North Charleston Coliseum

May 7, 2011

Shreveport, LA

Century Tel

May 21, 2011

Jacksonville, FL

Veteran Memorial

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ABOUT STEVE HARVEY

Beginning his stand-up comedy career in the mid-1980s, Steve Harvey’s engaging personality, tell-it-like-it-is comedy, inspirational endeavors, and passion for connecting and helping others have made him a beloved figure on stage, screen, and local communities nationwide.   Entertaining millions of men, women and children and speaking to their everyday lives, Steve Harvey has become one of the most multi-faceted and successful entertainers, winning awards for the long-running stints he had hosting It’s Showtime at the Apollo and acting in his sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, acting in movies, creating comedy DVDs, offering affordable fashion, and helping students and families.   Engaging more than 7 million listeners in his long-running Steve Harvey Morning Show radio show recently celebrated his five-year anniversary.   As an author, his debut New York Times best-seller Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, spent 64 weeks on the best-seller list.   His new book,   Straight Talk No Chaser will be released on December 7, 2010.   Never one to slow down, Harvey just premiered his new TV show The Steve Harvey Project on Centric and is the new host of .   For more information on Steve Harvey and his endeavors, log onto www.steveharvey.com.

ABOUT KIRK FRANKLIN

Kirk Franklin changed musical history with the release of his debut album, KIRK FRANKLIN AND THE FAMILY, the first gospel album to sell more than a million units. In his bold attempt to broaden the range of the traditional gospel audience, Kirk Franklin was willing to take heat from the naysayers as long as it didn’t get in the way of delivering the inspired message. After more than 16 years as the top-selling Contemporary Gospel artist, Kirk Franklin shows no signs of slowing down. Many believe the secret to his continued success is rooted in his artistic genius of being innovative, relevant and authentic. To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered seven GRAMMY ® Awards; an American Music Award; 35 Stellar Awards; 12 Dove Awards (CCM); five NAACP Awards; 2 BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.     His yearly gig as host and producer of BET’s highly successful SUNDAY’S BEST continues to prove that Franklin is a force to be reckoned with in all areas of music, media and television. For more information on Kirk Franklin and his endeavors, log onto www.kirkfranklin.com

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10 comments

Shanna February 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

Please bring this tour to Lafayette, La. We would love to see it.

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Shree Beavers March 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Are yal planning on coming to Phoenix, Az, or Los Angeles California?

Thanks

Shree

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Derrenna Moon March 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

I am very curious if Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin are coming to Detroit? If so when? I am very anxious to see the show. God Bless and Hope to see you BOTH in DETROIT!!!

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Shetira Arnold April 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Both you Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin rocked it in Nashville Tn. last night ( April 9th) at the Bridgestone Arena downtown Nashville. it was great. Me and best friend and her daughter came from Campbellsville Kentucky to see you all. Has amazing time. continue the great work and inspiring people with great laughs, praise and music

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JC April 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

It would be great to see you guys in Oakland Cailfornia,this city needs more laughter and love to be a better place. God Bless JC.

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lisa wilkerson April 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

please bring this tour to Knoxville Tn. I have heard so much about it and I would love to come see the tour.

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GR April 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

It would be great to see Stever Harvey and Kirk Franklin tour in Connecticut.
God Bless
GR

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janet April 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

kirk rocked the memphis 2011 show….steve was ok….keep up the good work

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Natalie May 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

oh PUHLEEEEZE come to Indianapolis, IN-my 7 year old son & I are fans & would love to see you both!!!

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Janice May 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

I am a fan of laughter, it would be nice if you all make to Cleveland, OH.

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