John Legend joins Sade on tour

John LegendFebruary 9, 2011 - Global phenomenon Sade, known for their one of a kind timeless sound, announced today that acclaimed singer, songwriter and pianist, John Legend will join every date on their highly anticipated summer tour.   Legend is nominated for five Grammy Awards and two NAACP Awards this year for his collaboration with the Roots on the extraordinary new album Wake Up!.  The once in a lifetime tour, combining two of the most recognizable and powerful voices in R&B today, will begin on June 16th in Baltimore, Maryland at the 1st Mariner's Arena.  The Live Nation produced tour will make 50 concert stops in top arenas across North America. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. 

John Legend, a six-time Grammy Award winner, is nominated for five additional awards at this weekend's telecast on February 13th for his work with the Roots on Wake Up!, including R&B Album, Best R&B Song ("Shine"), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Hang On In There"), Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Shine"), and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Hang On In There").  Legend is also nominated for two NAACP Image Awards at this year's ceremony on March 4th for Outstanding Album ("Wake Up!") and Outstanding Group, Duo or Collaboration

Sade is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for their hit "Babyfather" and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Soldier of Love," both from their critically acclaimed new album, SOLDIER OF LOVE.  Selling over a million copies to-date, SOLDIER OF LOVE spent three weeks in the number one spot taking its rightful place among the collection of iconic Sade albums. Sade is also nominated for four NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Music Video ("Soldier of Love"), Outstanding Song ("Soldier of Love"), Outstanding Album (Soldier of Love) and Outstanding Female Artist.  

Sade with Special Guest John Legend Tour Dates:

June 16                  Baltimore, MD                      1st Mariner Arena                               

June 19                  Philadelphia, PA  Wells Fargo Center              

June 21                  Uniondale, NY                      Nassau Coliseum               

June 24                  East Rutherford, NJ              Izod Center                           

June 28                  Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre

June 30                  Montreal, QC                        Bell Centre                           

July 6                      Boston, MA                           TD Garden            

July 15                   Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center

July 17                   Orlando, FL                           Amway Center     

August 5                Chicago, IL                            United Center

August 6                Chicago, IL                            United Center      

August 13              Vancouver, BC                      Rogers Arena

August 19              Los Angeles, CA    Staples Center     

August 20              Los Angeles, CA    Staples Center     

August 25              San Jose, CA                          HP Pavilion

August 27              Oakland, CA                          Oracle Arena

August 30              Anaheim, CA                         Honda Center

Additional ticket and tour information is available at Sade.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.   

For more info on John Legend visit: http://www.johnlegend.com/

 

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