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John Legend to join Sade on her upcoming tour!

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


Additional ticket and tour information is available at Sade.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.          

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