For the longest, I was Alicia Keys’ ride-or-die. I remember attending my very first concert at the Chicago Theater in 2005. It was the Diary Tour. John Legend, who was relatively unknown at the time, opened up for Miss Alicia, and she later came out and killed the stage. For me, that was Alicia at her finest. Diary, still ranks as one of my all time favorite albums and “You Don’t Know My Name,” still gets sung quite frequently in the shower.
So, I was geeked to say the least, while watching VH1 Storytellers tonight, hearing her talk about the back-story to how the track came about. Kanye West, is another artist I have and will always ride for, so to hear her talk about how she and the creative genius that is Mr. West, collaborated, bringing in John Legend for the background vocals, it became clear how the song developed into a masterpiece. My heart smiled hearing her talk about the process and it was definitely my favorite moment of her Storytellers performance. Make sure you check out VH1 for the full show.
John Legend announced news of a tour postponement today, citing a desire to finish recording what he says is the "best album of [his] career". Hey, I'm all for that. Follow your excitement is what we say here at Gowhere and Legend will surely be back around the country world soon enough, with a fire likely lit even brighter to perform for his devoted fanbase. Read his full note to the fans over at johnlegend.com.
“I'm thrilled to be back on the road,” said Legend. “I look forward to seeing my fans across the country and sharing a beautiful night with them.”
Nine time Grammy Award winner John Legend announces his North American Tour including a concert at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, November 7. During the tour, Legend will preview songs from his forthcoming album Love In The Future.
Chase cardmembers get early access to purchase tickets begining Monday, August 20 at 10am.
Lots of news from John Legend today! First, in the video above, he previews a new track he wrote with Kanye West and produced by Hit-Boy, off his upcoming album, Love In The Future. The album will be co-executive produced by Legend, West, and Dave Tozer. He'll be previewing more of the album on his upcoming North American tour that he also announced today. Needless to say, this Legend fan is looking forward to all of the above!
10/16 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/17 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/19 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/20 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/22 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
10/23 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/25 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
10/26 – Mashantucket, CT – Mgm Grand Theater At Foxwoods
10/27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
10/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center
10/30 – Boston, MA – Wang Theater
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/03 – Toronto, CA – Massey Hall
11/04 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
11/07 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
11/08 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/11 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
11/13 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
11/16 – Indio – Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11/21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre