Both Rowland and The-Dream have new albums on the brinks. Rowland’s fourth LP, Talk A Good Game. descends on June 18. The follow-up to 2011’s Here I Am features The-Dream’s production on “Dirty Laundry” and “Skywalker.” Rowland pays back the favor with vocals on The-Dream’s IV Play, which drops May 28.
“I paid a certain amount of dues to get where I am, and I never ask someone to do something [for me] that I feel like I don’t deserve,” The-Dream told VIBE about the guest features on IV Play. In addition to Rowland, Jay-Z, Gary Clark Jr. and Beyonce will appear on the tracklist.
Kelly Rowland and The-Dream Lights Out tour dates:
May 24: Kansas City, Missouri, The Midland by AMC
May 26: Silver Spring, Maryland, The Filmore Silver Spring
May 28: Baltimore, Maryland, Rams Head Live
May 29: Boston, Massachusetts, Wilbur Theatre
May 30: New York City, New York, Best Buy Theater
June 13: Jackson, Mississippi, Thalia Mara Hall
June 14: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Varsity Theatre
June 21: Cleveland, Ohio, House of Blues
June 22: Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
June 23: Chicago, Illinois, House of Blues
June 26: San Francisco, CA, Mezzaine