Anita Baker stunned millions of her fans last January when she announced her ‘retirement’ from music on Twitter saying that there would be no new music or tour, but now it appears that she has had a slight change of heart. The Sweet Love singer Tweeted yesterday that she will kick off a farewell concert series in March!!
In January, Anita Baker made a number of social media posts that made it look as if she had retired from the music business.
Baker started on Thursday, January 12, saying “Lotta rumours out there. No Tour. No CD. #Retired #BeachBum #ThankUJesus”. She later followed with “Jan 26th will celebrate my 59th BDay (lord willing) retirement was 1 of many goals/dreams #SuchaBlessing” and “I still love 2 write & record music… its part of my DNA😊But, im on a different road. #BeachBum”.
The eight-time Grammy Award winner will honor radio pioneer Joyner by performing live aboard his annual benefit cruise sailing April 29 – May 6, 2018. Anita Baker’s performance will be a highlight on the cruise which celebrates Joyner’s 25 years in syndication.
Joyner said “Man do I have a treat! Oooooo…I can’t keep a secret. I’ll explode! She’s coming on the boat…She’s coming out of retirement…Anita Baker is coming on the cruise! Anita’s coming out of retirement as I go into retirement…and she is coming out of retirement for the cruise…Thank you, Lord!”