Thursday March 26th marks the date of the grand opening of The Bomb Factory, and what better way to christen the re-opening of a historic venue than with a local Dallas legend such as Erykah Badu.
A Dallas native, Badu began her ascent to greatness from the early age of four performing in local Dallas theaters and from there she fell in love with it. With her groundbreaking 1997 album “Baduizm” Erykah brought the neo soul movement to the forefront of music. Winning two Grammy’s for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album, proved that Erykah was going to be a sensation for many years to come. After making her claim to fame Badu got into some some different areas of performing such as appearing on Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, contributing to Spike Lee’s movie soundtrack for Bamboozled, and playing a role in the 1999 film Cider House Rules. Badu has also collaborated with many great performers such as, Lenny Kravitz, Caron Wheeler, Zap Mama, The Roots, and Queen Latifah.
Erykah Badu’s performance will be the first of many great shows at the newly renovated Bomb Factory. Bringing in this Dallas legend should make for quite an opening night, one that shouldn’t be missed.