*DETROIT, MI – Two-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, KEM, is set to release his anxiously-awaited fourth full-length studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE, on August 26, 2014 through Motown Records.
The final sequence for PROMISE TO LOVE is as follows: Track 1: Saving My Love For You – Track 2: Promise To Love – Track 3: Downtown (ft. Snoop Dogg) – Track 4: Beautiful World – Track 5: Do What You Gotta Do – Track 6: Say Something Real – Track 7: My Favorite Thing (ft. Ronald Isley) – Track 8: It’s You – Track 9: The Soft Side Of Love – Track 10: Nobody – Track 11: Pray For Me.
The PROMISE TO LOVE DELUXE version will include two bonus tracks: Track 12: Moments – Track 13: Don’t Say Goodbye (Introducing L’Renee).
PROMISE TO LOVE is highlighted by its lead single, “It’s You,” which currently resides at #7 on UAC charts, as well as guest appearances by Snoop Dogg (“Downtown”), Ronald Isley (“My Favorite Thing”) and Kemistry Records Artist, L’Renee (“Don’t Say Goodbye”).
KEM’s PROMISE TO LOVE album release will coincide with his fourth ‘MACK & THIRD’ philanthropic event in his hometown Detroit. ‘Mack & Third’ is an all-day concert, fundraiser and food drive to benefit the homeless community, which will take place on August 24, 2014. The 2014 event will feature: ‘A Meal & A Message’ for homeless citizens from KEM; several food & merchandise vendors; free health screenings and all-day live concert and comedic entertainment that will conclude with performances by KEM and The O’Jays.
In 2012, KEM presented his third ‘Mack & Third’ event at Detroit’s Cass Park, which was headlined by Maze ft. Frankie Beverly. The event was attended by 55,000 fans, provided free, hot meals to 1,500 homeless men, women & children and collected in excess of 130,000 canned goods.
MACK & THIRD NEW LOCATION
KEM’s 2014 Mack & Third event has a new, larger location — The New Detroit Conservancy West RiverWalk Park at 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48216. The West RiverWalk site has significant meaning, as KEM spent his final night of homelessness and addiction at that location on July 23, 1990. The larger location also provides the capacity to grow in the future, including the expansion of services, levels of assistance and audience capacity.
MACK & THIRD TICKETS
With the new location and the new partnership with the Detroit Conservancy in place, this year’s Mack & Third is a ticketed event. All profits from the event will be donated to organizations that provide services to the area’s homeless community. For a small donation of $5.00, each attendee will have access to a full day of local and National Music and Comedic Acts, free health services, a Children’s PlayZone, craft and food vendors and on-stage giveaways. All attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Detroit area shelters, food banks, churches and organizations that service the homeless and hungry.
Tickets for general seating are $5.00 each. Children 15 and under are free, and must be accompanied by an adult.
A limited number of premium tickets are available for $50.00 each, which include: seating at the front of the stage and access to a designated entrance, restroom facilities and beverage carts.
Tickets are available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Further information regarding Mack & Third sponsorship, donations, volunteering and vending is available by emailing: [email protected].
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About Mack & Third, Inc:
Mack & Third, Inc. is a Michigan domestic non-profit corporation founded by Motown Recording Artist KEM, which is named for an intersection in the area where many of Detroit’s homeless citizens reside. Mack & Third, Inc. assists organizations that support the homeless community, including shelters and organizations which supported KEM throughout his journey from homelessness & addiction to sobriety & success. KEM’s annual Mack & Third event is an all-day concert to benefit and recognize Detroit’s homeless citizens that provides hot meals and health screenings to thousands of homeless people and has collected hundreds of thousands of canned goods. The 2012 event was attended by 55,000 fans and collected in excess of 130,000 canned goods. Information about the Mack & Third event is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MackAndThird, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MackAndThird and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/MackAndThirdOrg. Mack & Third, Inc. is a 501c3 organization.
In 2001, KEM independently released his first CD, KEMISTRY, on his Kemistry Records label, selling nearly 15,000 units, after which, he was signed by Universal Motown. Motown re-released KEMISTRY in 2002, released KEM ALBUM II in May 2005 and INTIMACY in August 2010, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums list and was certified Gold in March 2012.KEM’s first three studio albums on the Motown label garnered him national critical and commercial acclaim, including two GRAMMY® nominations, a Soul Train award nomination and a BET Centric Award nomination. Kemistry, Album II, and Intimacy have each been certified RIAA gold, and worldwide sales are in excess of 2.5 million copies. KEM’s Christmas album, WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS, was released on October 16, 2012. After the holiday season, the album had sold 76,000 copies, making it the #3 highest-selling Urban Christmas record in one season. KEM wrote and recorded a duet with Ronald Isley entitled “My Favorite Thing,” which was released as the second single from Ron Isley’s 2013 CD, ”This Song Is For You.” KEM re-released his WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS DELUXE project in October 2013, which included four bonus tracks. The added track, “Jesus” features Patti LaBelle and Ronald Isley. In December 2013, KEM presented the ‘KEM & Friends: What Christmas Means Holiday Tour,’ a holiday-themed concert with a storyline narrated by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and featuring KEM & his R&B friends Patti LaBelle, Ronald Isley and Avery Sunshine. Performances of their hits, as well as Christmas original & classic songs together on stage, took audiences on a never-seen-before uplifting holiday journey. KEM’s 4th studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE, will be released on the Motown label on August 26, 2014. www.musicbykem.com.