LOS ANGELES, CA (February 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 RB 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 RB Album, Best RB Song (“Shine”), Best Traditional RB Vocal Performance (“Hang On In There”), Best RB Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Shine”), and Best Traditional RB 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 RB 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