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Sade and John Legend 2011 Tour Dates

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

British Nigerian singer/songwriter, composer, and record producer Sade Adu, better known as Sade, is the most successful solo female artist in British history, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide. The band Sade features a unique mix of R&B, soul, jazz, funk and soft rock. Sade’s debut album, Diamond Life, went Top Ten in the United Kingdom in late 1984 and sold platinum. She has now teamed up with smooth soul vocalist John Legend for the North American portion of her summer tour!

John Legend is the recipient of nine Grammy Awards as well as the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. John Legend has famously collaborated with Kanye West, Slum Village, The Roots, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and the Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few. Legend also played piano on Lauryn Hill’s hit song “Everything Is Everything.” John Legend is slated to be the opening act for Sade, but let us cross our fingers that there will be a jazzy duet!

Sade has some fantastic new music you have to check out. Some of Sade’s recent hits include “Still In Love With You,” “I Would Have Never Guessed,” “Love Is Found,” and my personal favorite, “The Moon and the Sky (Remix feat. Jay-Z).” Sade’s most popular song is of course “Smooth Operator,” but I have to say I like “By Your Side” a lot too. John Legend and Sade will begin their tour on June 16th, at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. They will perform at 50 venues on their North American tour.

If you miss this highly-anticipated, epic tour, you know what I will say to you? I told you so. I tried to tell you, but you wouldn’t listen. Now put some awesome VIP Tickets in your Easter Basket before they sell out, peeps! Happy Easter!

Sade + John Legend 2011 North American Tour:

June 16 — Baltimore, 1st Mariner Arena
June 18 — Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Center
June 19 — Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
June 21 — Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
June 22 — Washington DC, Verizon Center
June 24 — East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
June 25 — Newark, Prudential Center
June 28 — Toronto, Air Canada Centre
June 30 — Montreal, Bell Centre
July 3 — Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena
July 6 — Boston, TD Garden
July 8 — Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse
July 9 — Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
July 10 — Columbus, Schottenstein Center
July 12 — Atlanta, Philips Arena
July 13 — Atlanta, Philips Arena
July 15 — Sunrise, BankAtlantic Center
July 16 — Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena
July 17 — Orlando, Amway Center
July 23 — Houston, Toyota Center
July 24 — Dallas, American Airlines Center
July 26 — Kansas City, Sprint Center
July 28 — St Louis, Scottrade Center
July 29 — Memphis, FedEx Forum
July 31 — Charlotte, Time Warner Cable Arena
Aug. 3 — Auburn Hills, The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 5 — Chicago, United Center
Aug. 6 — Chicago, United Center
Aug. 7 — Chicago, United Center
Aug. 9 — Minneapolis, Target Center
Aug. 11 — Denver, Pepsi Center
Aug. 13 — Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena
Aug. 14 — Seattle, Key Arena
Aug. 15 — Portland, Rose Garden
Aug. 17 — Sacramento, Power Balance Pavilion
Aug. 19 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 20 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 21 — Los Angeles, Staples Center
Aug. 23 — Chula Vista, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 — San Jose, HP Pavilion
Aug. 26 — Oakland, Oracle Arena
Aug. 27 — Oakland, Oracle Arena
Aug. 30 — Anaheim, Honda Center
Aug. 31 — Anaheim, Honda Center
Sept. 2 — Phoenix, US Airways Center
Sept. 3 — Las Vegas, MGM Grand Hotel