Sade tour dates with John Legend set; "Ultimate Collection" CD coming

SadeNew York, NY - As a follow up to the platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard album chart and garnered a well-deserved Grammy, Sade is back with The Ultimate Collection to be released on May 3. In addition to classic Sade songs, the must-have, two-disc album will include three new, never-before heard songs including "Moon & The Sky" (featuring Jay-Z). Here for the first time, fans can find all of their favorite Sade classics from their most iconic albums including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover's Rock and Soldier Of Love. The track listing for The Ultimate Collection will be revealed shortly.  Sade also announced today, the second leg of their ultimate summer tour kicking off on June 16th, marking their highly anticipated return to the world stage in ten years.  

Pre-orders of the album begin today at Sade.com.  Fans who pre-order The Ultimate Collection will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning March 30th in select markets. For complete presale and ticket on sale information, visit Sade.com.  Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale to the public beginning April 2nd atTicketmaster.com and LiveNation.com

Sade will be joined on tour by fellow Grammy winner John Legend, performing in top arenas across North America, in an effort to reach their vast and loyal fans.  Sade's classic sound set to haunting, unmistakable vocals creates the most intimate of concert experiences in a way that only an unforgettable Sade performance can. Sade performed for more than a million fans during their last tour in 2001.

The accomplishments of Soldier Of Love so far are astounding. The single, "Soldier of Love" - which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, and was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman made radio history upon its release.  In less than four weeks "Soldier of Love" propelled into the top five at both Urban Hot AC and Smooth Jazz radio charts, making it one of the fastest moving records of the year. The track held the #1 spot at Urban Hot AC radio for four weeks straight and topped the Smooth Jazz chart for two weeks. Sade is now the first group since the Isley Brothers in 2001 to earn a #1 spot as a lead act on the R&B Chart.

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-seven year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They've been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won four Grammy Awards - first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for "No Ordinary Love", again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock and most recently in 2011 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Soldier Of Love".

John Legend, who will join Sade on all tour stops, is a nine-time Grammy Award winner.  His most recent work with the Roots on WAKE UP! won awards for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song ("Shine") and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("Hang On In There") at the 2010 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony.

Sade and John Legend Summer Tour Dates:

(Newly announced dates are noted in bold below.)

June 16                          Baltimore, MD                  1st Mariner Arena

June 18                         Pittsburgh, PA                 Consol Energy Center

June 19                          Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

June 21                          Uniondale, NY                  Nassau Coliseum

June 22                          Washington, DC               Verizon Center

June 24                          East Rutherford, NJ           Izod Center

June 25                          Newark, NJ                       Prudential Center

June 28                          Toronto, ON                      Air Canada Centre

June 30                          Montreal, QC                    Bell Centre

July 03                           Uncasville, CT                   Mohegan Sun Arena

July 06                           Boston, MT                      TD Garden

July 08                           Indianapolis, IN              Conseco Fieldhouse

July 09                           Cleveland, OH                Quicken Loans Arena

July 10                           Columbus, OH                 Schottenstein Center

July 12                           Atlanta, GA                      Philips Arena

July 13                           Atlanta, GA                     Philips Arena

July 15                           Ft. Lauderdale, FL             BankAtlantic Center

July 16                           Miami, FL                       American Airlines Arena

July 17                           Orlando, FL                      Amway Center

July 23                           Houston, TX                    Toyota Center

July 24                           Dallas, TX                       American Airlines Center

July 26                           Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center

July 28                           St. Louis, MO                  Scottrade Center

July 29                           Memphis, TN                   FedEx Forum

July 31                           Charlotte, NC                  Time Warner Cable Arena

August 03                      Detroit, MI                       The Palace at Auburn Hills

August 05                       Chicago, IL                       United Center

August 06                       Chicago, IL                       United Center

August 07                      Chicago, IL                     United Center

August 09                      Minneapolis, MN             Target Center

August 11                      Denver, CO                     Pepsi Center 

August 13                       Vancouver, BC                  Rogers Arena

August 14                      Seattle, WA                    Key Arena

August 15                      Portland, OR                   Rose Garden Arena

August 17                      Sacramento, CA             Power Balance Pavilion

August 19                       Los Angeles, CA               Staples Center

August 20                       Los Angeles, CA               Staples Center

August 21                      Los Angeles, CA             Staples Center

August 23                      San Diego, CA                Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

August 25                       San Jose, CA                   HP Pavilion

August 26                      Oakland, CA                   Oracle Arena

August 27                       Oakland, CA                     Oracle Arena

August 30                       Anaheim, CA                    Honda Center

August 31                      Anaheim, CA                  Honda Center

September 02                Phoenix, AZ                    U.S. Airways Center

September 03                Las Vegas, NV                MGM Grand Arena

For complete ticket and tour information visit, SADE.COM and LIVENATION.com

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