With her highly anticipated sixth studio album Jackie set for a May release, Grammy Award-winning singer Ciara will make a New Orleans tourstop on May 19.
Ciara's debut, 2004's Goodies, received several Grammy nominations, including a nod for her first major hit, "1, 2 Step." Jackie follows her acclaimed 2013 self-titled album, melding breathy R&B with Janet Jackson, club music and electronic pop influences. The 2013 megahit "Body Party" is essentially a bedroom version of the eternal summer jam "My Boo." Jackie's first single is the minimal, Future-aided ballad "I Bet."
The concert at The Joy Theater (1200 Canal St.) is presented by Winter Circle Productions. Tickets are $25-$40 and are on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 3.