Event Details

SoMo: The Answers Tour

AC Entertainment Presents

SoMo: The Answers Tour

Demarious Cole, Tori WhoDat

Thu, April 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Minglewood Hall

Memphis, TN

$30.00 - $299.00

This event is all ages

Every ticket purchased online includes one (1) digital copy of SoMo’s new album, “The Answers”, to be released March 17, 2017. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your digital album, once it becomes available. Offer must be redeemed by July 17, 2017. US/Canadian residents only. One digital album per online ticket. Not valid for tickets purchased via TM+ or TicketExchange.

In 2012, SoMo—aka Joseph Somers-Morales— independently released his mixtape, My Life, after growing a vast following by uploading popular renditions of new and old classics to YouTube.

A powerful, palpable, and passionate collection, My Life merged R&B spirit with pop soul, showcasing SoMo's dynamic voice and his songwriting prowess. The mixtape spawned the Texas native's first hit "Ride," which began selling 10,000 digital tracks weekly- prior to any radio support or label backing. At the time, the accompanying music video, directed by Dan Gotti, quickly amassed over 3 million views which has since grown to over 20 million. In addition, the mixtape gained SoMo early support from legendary producer Mannie Fresh, who appeared in the video for his song "Kings and Queens."

As "Ride" continued to gain steam, SoMo hit the road for a sold out headline tour. Struck by all of his independent success, Republic Records reached out and offered him a deal in October 2013.

In February of 2014, SoMo released his self-titled debut album, which entered at #6 on the Billboard charts and #1 on the iTunes Album Chart. His breakout single "Ride" is now certified double platinum and remained in the Top 10 of the iTunesR&B chart for 25 consecutive weeks. National Television performances on VH-1's Big Morning Buzz, The Arsenio Hall Show, and BET's 106 & Park soon followed.

Simultaneously, SoMo released a cover song every single Sunday as part of his "SoMo Sunday" campaign. Speaking directly to his fans, he offered up new music each week, and the series has accrued nearly 305 million views on YouTube. In addition to going viral, the videos have garnered SoMo support from peers such as Wale, Ginuwine and Trey Songz.

SoMo has been on the road touring, as well as working tirelessly in the studio with other artists and songwriters, both on remixes, outside projects, and his sophomore album. These collaborations have included artists like Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, The Dream, Tricky Stewart, K Camp, Kirko Bangz, Hoodie Allen, The Rascals and Babyface. In addition, he received the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop "Social Star Award."

2015 saw him release his latest mixtape, My Life II. Driven by the seductively catchy single, "Hide & Freak" [featuring Trey Songz], the record debuted in the Top 10 of the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #2 on iTunes Top R&B/Soul Albums Chart. It also set the stage for the launch of his 2015 36-city North American headline tour, "The Fallin' Up Tour," supported by buzzy newcomer Jordan Bratton and fellow Texan Kirko Bangz. After wrapping up another 20-city tour this Spring, SoMo is in the midst of finalizing his second full-length album for release very soon.

In the meantime he's staying busy playing the coveted BMI Stage at Lollapalooza while tiding his anxious fans over with "Used Too" and "Control", an upbeat dance feature and classic SoMo-style ballad, respectively.
Demarious Cole
Demarious Cole
Tori WhoDat
Tori WhoDat
With nothing more than a dream on her back and a beat in her head, Tori WhoDat, born Victoria Nicole Evans, has rightfully earned the spotlight of the Memphis local music scene. Born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, right outside of New Orleans, Tori began writing lyrics before the age of ten, deeming her the social outcast of a blue collar, devout Christian home. "I can find something redeeming, and pull inspiration from just about any sub-sector of music" quotes Tori WhoDat.

The young Hip-Hop artist has become infamous for her savvy beats and intentional delivery, while blending many genres and crossing over boundaries previously not ventured. Tori gained enthusiasm for the art of music through the various cultures in which she lived. Having moved from Kenner, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee, and later Chicago and Baltimore at a very young age, the heart of this female lyricist was filled with endless stories of skeletons in the closet, typical teenage rebellion and struggles with society.

While dealing with disappointments and celebrating successes, Tori WhoDat released her first mixtape, "Tori Story", in May of 2012. The song that started the initial hype was entitled “Rhythm”, track one of this project. The songs on “Tori Story” were and remain the type to vividly express inward struggle and outward battles in such a way that strong emotion is inevitably evoked. Her perfectionism would not allow her to move forward with a new project until she felt the previously released mixtape was finished in the way it deserved. Consequently, Tori WhoDat re-released “Tori Story” as “Tori Story Point Oh” in November of that same year, which proved to be a more polished and complete piece of work. After this, Tori WhoDat drained all accounts and utilized every last resource to produce and release “Dat Krewe: The Mixtape” which showcased much lyrical growth and improved delivery. This mixtape contained the single “That B*tch”, a refix of “Lucky A** B*tch” by Mac Miller & Juicy J.

To top off being an incredibly talented studio musician, Tori's stage presence has tainted the minds of many fans and spectators. She started taking gigs in 2012, with highlighting performances at Memphis' Mid-South Pride, Memphis Rehearsal Complex's Halloween Bash III and Senses Nightclub BlackOut Event. Tori's most notable performances include opening for Juicy J of Columbia Records and Machine Gun Kelly of Interscope Records at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee. She was later asked to open again for Juicy J's TrippyFest at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi and recently opening for Lil’ Wyte of Hynotized Minds/Wyte Music at Club 152 on Beale Street.

"At the end of the day, despite the cliches and stereotypes, all I really want to do is provide for my family" says Tori WhoDat. Since day one, Tori has stood side by side with a close network of affiliations which include: Dat Krewe, It’s What We Do Clothing, No Love Get Money Clothing, Street Savvy Unlimited, Section 9 and Musicians for LeBonheur. Stay tuned for Tori's next mixtape titled "Krewedentials", hosted by DJ Smallz and DJ Crumbz, scheduled for a Winter 2014 release
Venue Information:
Minglewood Hall
1555 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38104