Sade to Release 'The Ultimate Collection' on May 3

28 Track 2-CD Set Includes Two New Tracks and New Remix of "Moon and The Sky" Featuring Jay-Z

Second Round of Highly Anticipated Summer Tour Dates Announced

Album Pre-Orders Include Ultimate Access To Presale Concert Tickets March 30th  John Legend Joins Sade On All North American Tour Dates

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 -- 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 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  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  Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale to the public beginning April 2nd at and  

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 withMike 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 OnIn 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, MA 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 Bank Atlantic 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

SOURCE Epic Records



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