Ashanti, Ja Rule and Eve have just announced the tour of your early noughties dreams.
The Urban Sounds tour will bring the R&B veterans to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in 2017.
Ja Rule and Ashanti dominated the charts (and your So Fresh CDs) in the early ’00s with hit collaborations Always on Time and Mesmerize.
Last month, the duo reunited for their first collaboration in almost a decade. They covered Helpless, from smash musical Hamilton, for The Hamilton Mixtape (funnily enough, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda actually had Ashanti and Ja Rule in mind when he wrote the song for the musical in the first place).
Each artist has racked up a string of hits separately, including Livin’It Up, I’m Real (Murder Remix) and Ain’t It Funny for Ja Rule and Foolish, Happy and What’s Luv for Ashanti.
The duo will be joined by Eve (of Let Me Blow Your Mind fame), as well as Grammy-nominated producer Clinton Sparks and “a host of homegrown talents” that are yet to be announced.
Ashanti, Ja Rule and Eve will play Eatons Hill Hotel on Friday 13 January. For tickets, visit urbansounds.com.au.