BET Presents The “Apollo Live” Promotional Tour & Broadcast Premiere

Contributing Writer Nov 20 12 6 Comments
BET is ready to bring Showtime At The Apollo back with a new twist. BET Network will be going on a 7 city tour for the new show ‘Apollo Live Lounge.’ The broadcast premiere will be on November 29th at 8p/7c. Check out inside for more details.

It’s been four years since production of Showtime At The Apollo ceased, but BET Networks is staging a revival of the popular show in the form of Apollo Live with its broadcast premiere on November 29th at 8p/7c along with a promotional tour to kick things off! This will be a historic re-launch of this iconic birthplace of legends and future stars.

Apollo Live Lounge Tour Dates
Raleigh, NC:  11/23/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Zydeco Downtown
Charlotte, NC:  11/24/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Tempo
Atlanta, GA:  11/26/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Museum Bar
Memphis, TN:  11/27/12, 5pm – 7pm @ The Ice Bar
Detroit, MI:  11/28/12, 7pm – 9pm @ Flood’s Bar & Grill
Chicago, IL:  11/29/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Funky Buddha Lounge
Philadephia, PA:  11/30/12, 9pm – 11pm @ Mezzanine SuperClub

The Apollo Theater shines for the next generation.  Brought to you by the brilliant creative trio and executive producers Jamie Foxx, Marcus King, and Don Weiner who have now put a fresh spin on the classic “Amateur Night” variety show, Apollo Live which is a talent showcase and singing competition. The talented judges will include the legendary Gladys Knight, veteran emcee Doug E. Fresh, and New Edition’s Michael Bivins as judges and hosted by comedian Tony Rock.

Gladys Knight
Doug E. Fresh

Michael Bivins

The “Apollo Live Lounge” tour is coming to a city near you, transforming local venues in every tour city to capture the vibe and spirit of the historic Apollo Theater. Local performers will strut their stuff for a chance to win a Cash Prize!  Similar to the classic Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater variety show, the top performance will be decided by a live audience, whose cheers and jeers will determine who has what it takes to take the top prize!  A trio of local celebrity judges will also be on hand to assist if necessary, as well as a live Emcee to keep the night moving and shaking!


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  6. Setra says:

    It’s so exciting to see this show back on the airwaves! I like that there’s a new spin, with a judge panel, complete with Gladys Knight, one of my all time favorite singers. I’m also excited to hear that Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bevins will be on the panel as well. My DISH coworker first told me about this new show and knew I had to tune in. I recorded the premier on my DISH Hopper since I wasn’t home when it aired. I record a lot of shows but never worry about running out of room because this DVR has 1,250 hours of record time. I can’t wait to see this season get underway!

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