Sade Announces R&B Superstar John Legend Will Join Her on All Tour Dates
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 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, with additional dates to be announced soon. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
"I'm very excited to join Sade on her summer tour. She is an incomparable artist and I'm honored to share the stage with her," said John Legend. "I know we'll provide our fans with an experience to remember. I can't wait to start the tour."
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 Best 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 onMarch 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, JohnLegend.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
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