Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Choir Is Going on Tour in the U.S.

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Their rousing performance at Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding last May transfixed millions worldwide and propelled them to global stardom. And now the Kingdom Choir is bringing its music directly to audiences across the pond with their first-ever North America tour.

The 16-person choir will perform in 29 venues across the U.S. and Canada on their two-month tour, which will take place from September 6 to November 9. Opening in Las Vegas at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, the schedule will then take their music to concert halls, churches, opera houses, and chapels across the country. Venues include Los Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl, the Bronx’s Sheldon Concert Hall, and Nashville’s Polk Theater.

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

"What is truly wonderful is that we now have a global platform to take our music to people all faiths and none," says Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, who founded the group.

"For me, the message of gospel music—that of love, hope and inspiration—has always been relevant to everyone. It can bring peace and healing to individuals and communities suffering some of the noise and divisions of modern social and political life."

The group will be performing gospel anthems from their debut album, named "Stand By Me" after the Ben E. King song that captivated Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests. Other songs include the lullaby they wrote for the couple’s son Archie, and they also plan to debut some new material.

The tour follows a whirlwind 18 months for the group since Karen received a phone call from a member of Prince Charles’s staff asking if they would like to perform at the wedding. A major record deal followed and their album went straight to Number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Songs Chart when it was released in October 2018.

In spring 2019, the choir completed a U.K. tour of 22 dates, which concluded in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the first anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.

"Everything changed after the royal wedding," former government IT worker Karen says. "The weird part is that I am living the same life I’ve always lived. I go to the same supermarket. I’m making the same music. I’m ordinary. But somehow it feels I’m not."

U.S. and Canada Tour Details


Sept. 6 Las Vegas, NV Sammy Davis Jnr Festival Plaza

Sept. 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Sept. 9 Santa Barbara Bowl, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

Sept 10 San Jose, CA Hammer Theater


Oct. 1 Kansas City, MO Helzberg Hall

Oct. 2 Manhattan, KS McCain Auditorium

Oct. 3 St Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall

Oct. 5 Carmel, IL Palladium Concert Hall

Oct. 6 Glen Ellyn, IL Mcannich Arts Center

Oct. 7 Ames, IA Iowa State Stephen’s Auditorium

Oct. 9 Corsicana, TX Corsicana High School

Oct. 10 Corsicana, TX Corsicana High School

Oct. 11 Irving, TX Carpenter Hall

Oct. 13 San Antonio, TX Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University

Oct. 15 Nashville, TN Polk Theater

Oct. 16 Louisville, KY Brown Theater

Oct. 17 Knoxville, TN Church of The Ascension

Oct. 18 Newberry, SC Opera House

Oct. 20 Opelika, AL Opelika Center for Arts

Oct. 21 Clemson, SC Brooks Center

Oct. 25 Blacksburg, VA Moss Arts Center

Oct. 26 Durham, NC University Chapel

Oct. 28 Morganton, NC Municipal Auditorium


Nov. 1 Philadelphia, PA Meriam Theater

Nov. 2 Westport, CT McCain Auditorium

Nov. 3 Bronx, NY Sheldon Concert Hall

Nov. 5 Toronto, ON Weston Recital Hall

Nov. 6 Toronto, ON Weston Recital Hall

Nov. 7 Montreal, QC Maison Symphonique

Nov. 8 Lake Placid, NY Center for Arts

Nov. 9 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium

For more information about the tour, including how to book tickets, visit Get Tickets Now

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