Solange Knowles Breaks Her Foot on the ‘Art Of Love’ Tour

Solange Knowles AKA SoL-AngeL, currently on tour to support the August 26th release of her new album, SoL-AngeL and The Hadley St. Dreams, performed with a broken foot on June 1 at the Kansas City, MO “Art Of Love” tour date which also features Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele. As Solange entered the stage in Kansas City, a large piece of metal fell from the doorway and onto her foot, breaking it. Ms. Knowles continued to head out to the stage and performed her full set while in extreme pain. Immediately following her performance, she was rushed to the hospital where she learned her foot was indeed broken.

A true professional and extremely passionate about her art, Solange will continue on with the remainder of the tour while in a cast. Per the doctor’s instructions and because of the immense pain she is experiencing, Solange will perform her set while sitting on a stool.

SoL-AngeL and The Hadley St. Dreams, features a dream-team of hot producers and songwriters that include: Solange herself, Grammy winner Mark Ronson, The Neptunes, Q-Tip, Lamont Dozier, SoulShock & Karlin, Jack Splash, Lil Wayne, Boards of Canada, Bilal and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry. The CD is a sample of Solange’s artistic and creative approach to music. The innovative Melina directed the video for the first single, “I Decided”.

The video will World Premiere on June 4th on BET’s “Access Granted” at 8:30pm and exclusively via online all day June 5th at Yahoo.com. Solange will also appear on MTV’s TRL (during their “Spankin’ New Music Week”) and BET’s 106 & Park the week of June 9th to personally introduce her video to viewers. Additionally, the video has been added to VH1 Soul Spotlight. Beginning June 9th, the video will receive 100+ spins every week on the channel. “I Decided” Pt. 1 (produced by The Neptunes) and Pt. 2 (produced by Freemasons — legendary U.K. remixers) are now available on iTunes. Commercial CD single containing Pt. 1 & 2 hits stores on June 17th.

Solange Knowles is trained in ballet, jazz, tap and an expert in modern dance. As a back up dancer with Destiny’s Child she had the opportunity to travel all around the world which helped her develop her eclectic taste for music. It was around that time that Solange developed her knack for the written word and began writing hit songs for film and television and for her debut album, Solo Star. She later garnered an impressive list of songwriting credits which include, co-writing Beyonce’s, “Get Me Bodied” and “Upgrade You” off her B’Day album, Kelly Rowland’s “Love” off of her second album, Ms. Kelly and Michelle Williams’ latest single “We Break the Dawn.” Solange’s family heritage is a creative powerhouse. She is the youngest in the talented family of Mathew Knowles, Tina Knowles and sister Beyonce Knowles.

For more information, on Solange AKA SoL-AngeL, interviews and access to the “Art of Love” tour contact Interscope Geffen A&M: Tresa Sanders @ 212 841 8272 and via email at tresa.sanders@umusic.com or Music World Entertainment: Chanel Green @ 310 402 7326 and via email at chanel.green@musicworldent.com or Mark Young @ The Fame Factory, independent PR for Solange Knowles @ 323 656 6401 and via email myoung@thefactoryinc.com.

SOURCE Interscope Records

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