Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend has announced dates for his highly anticipated North American tour, Darkness and Light Tour, which opens Friday, May 12th in Miami, FL. Hitting a number of major cities throughout the US including St. Augustine on May 14, the multi-city trek will also feature Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gallant as the opening act.
The tour announces on the heels of Legend’s fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which has received a plethora of critical praise since its December 2nd release on Columbia Records. USA Today hailed the album as John’s “most personal record” with tracks like “Right By You” which they described as “a heart –tugging rumination on his 7-month old daughter, Luna.” Time Magazine called the body of work “unflappably classy” while the New York Times said Legend “treats love as something far more complex than a panacea and a fount of perpetual reassurance, with music to match.” Continuing, the New York Times pointed to the album’s most recent anthemic hit single, “Love Me Now”, which they praised as “a seize the moment song”, that “revolves around an insistent, lo-fi piano figure, and its chorus first arrives with Mr. Legend nearly alone, singing over simple, fading chords”.
Legend also continues his successful foray into the world of film as one of the principles for production company Get Lifted Film Co., which has an executive producing credit on the 14-time Oscar-nominated film La La Land in which John also appears, playing a jazz band leader named Keith alongside stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Legend also contributed to the film’s soundtrack with the original song “Start a Fire.” To date, La La Land has taken home an impressive six Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards and a PGA Award.
Tickets for John Legend’s “Darkness and Light Tour” go on-sale to the public beginning Friday, February 10th at 10AM local time. For additional purchase, pre-sale and special bundle promotions information please visit www.johnlegend.com. Legend has also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer special enhanced experiences on tour this summer. Packages include premium reserved seating and amenities ranging from a Meet & Greet with John to an invitation to the LVE Wine Cellar complete with a wine tasting of John Legend's exclusive LVE Collection. For full package details, visit www.cidentertainment.com/events/john-legend-tour-2017.
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 and spawned the artist's first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven.” Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single "Green Light." His 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later. Legend’s fourth studio album Love In the Future, features “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date. Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, a Grammy award, and a Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.