Ari Lennox is coming through for her die-hard fans and preparing to go on a highly-anticipated tour.
The artist specifically announced that she’ll soon embark on a “North American Tour” in celebration of her sophomore album, age/sex/location.
Her Twitter announcement began with a plethora of screenshots that showed fans practically begging for Ari to go on tour, and she captioned the upload, “I heard y’all.”
I heard y’all 🤗 pic.twitter.com/BMgvheca0u
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) November 15, 2022
She also posted an alternate version of the video on Instagram, which featured a brief clip of the R&B singer directly addressing viewers.
“What’s up, y’all! It’s your girl Ari Lennox. The Age/Sex/Location Tour 2023 is coming to a city near you soon,” she says.
She Initially Left Fans With One Important Question
While Ari’s fans were definitely excited over the news, the initial announcement left people wondering about the exact tour dates.
Ma’am very cute …where’s the dates tho pic.twitter.com/H9AfLSDN3O
— Zanny (@Zanni_D) November 15, 2022
Listen!!!!!!!!!! I'm thinking they were gon pop up at the end. SIKE 😒😒
— Fruit Punch Concentrate (@TheeVillain__) November 16, 2022
Me still trying to see the dates pic.twitter.com/uCVv5qu4MG
— Twisted Renaissance 🍓🐝🏽🏁 (@air_b) November 16, 2022
— Kristalyn (@KristalynBla) November 15, 2022
Queen I think you forgot something 🏾 pic.twitter.com/WQoEcZT7ie
— myaa:) (@myaa96972598) November 16, 2022
This is cute Courtney but we need the dates sis!!! 🤣 https://t.co/q7COjqxN3X
— Top Tier Rae💜♓️ (@MsShaniceToU) November 16, 2022
Thankfully, less than a day after unveiling her age/sex/location Tour, Ari issued a follow-up announcement that revealed the dates, as well as the specific cities she’ll be hitting up. It’ll begin in January with a show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and wrap with her Washington, D.C., show in March.
A/S/L Tour See you soon 💕
Presale password: pressure
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) November 16, 2022
If you’re interested in tickets, you can check them out here.
The Announcement Follows A Widely-Condemned GRAMMYs Snub
Ari’s highly-anticipated revelation comes on the heels of her age/sex/location album not receiving a single GRAMMY nomination.
While Ari appeared to only acknowledge the news with her tour announcement, her fans had quite a bit to say.
ari lennox really gets snubbed every year at the grammys and nobody talks about it, her recent album was definitely top 3 best albums of the year pic.twitter.com/8792gN1IYm
— tré (@BL0NDEDTRE) November 15, 2022
Grammys really keep playing in ari and summer’s faces. I didn’t even realize ASL met the deadline.
— Mel (@TheBaddestMitch) November 16, 2022
So they didn’t nominate Ari Lennox for NOTHING. Girl byeeeeeee The Grammys are trash.
— Are you Tony Stank? (@honeybookrissy) November 15, 2022
Wait Ari Lennox didn’t get nominated for her beautiful album? Nah Grammys definitely smoking crack.
— LANDR-YATE (@The_young_Icon) November 16, 2022
— LUI (@slitforhyunjin) November 15, 2022
Ari Lennox Isn’t Alone
Ari isn’t the only R&B songstress who responded to having her work excluded from the 2023 GRAMMY Awards nominations, as Summer Walker—her collaborator on hit projects like “Queen Space” and “Unloyal”—did the same.
Taking to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, Summer sounded off and spoke her mind on the situation.
“& as for the Grammys for a 2nd time, the math is literally not mathing… I was gone post some numbers but it’s ok, at least the streets fuq with me,” she shared. “Y’all always pack out every show & support everytime I drop so thanks for the love I do receive.”
What do you think about Ari and Summer getting snubbed, and are you looking forward to the age/sex/location Tour?