*Legendary Def Jam/Def Soul artist Ronald Isley has picked up where he left off with the “The Celebration Tour.”

The tour opened with a New Jersey-New York homecoming at Board Walk Hall in Atlantic City and the Uptown Paradise Theater in the Bronx on May 8th and 9th.  

The tour’s first leg wraps up at the Bonelli Park Jazz Festival in San Dimas, California on July 18th. The aptly-titled “Celebration Tour” marks the first head­lining trip under the Isley banner since March-April 2007.

(Please see complete itinerary below.)

Meanwhile, as EUR previously reported, Ron has already begun recording a new album – his first new solo project since the 2003 tribute album, Here I Am: Ron Isley Sings Burt Bacharach.  

Ron’s new album will be the first to bear the Isley imprint since Baby Makin’ Music, released May 2006 on Def Jam/Def Soul Recordings.

RONALD ISLEY “CELEBRATION TOUR 2010”

Date                    City                                Venue        

May  30            Oakland, CA                KBLX Soul Concert

June  5             St. Louis, MO               Fox Theater
11-12                Merryville, IN              Star Plaza
18                      Dallas TX                        Fair Park Band Shell
19                      Houston, TX                  Arena Theater

July     18         San Dimas, CA              Bonelli Park Jazz Festival