Sade to Tour with John Legend in Support of ‘The Ultimate Collection’

Sade fans will be glad to know that the artist is going on tour as a follow up to the platinum-selling “Soldier Of Love,” which spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard album chart. The album garnered a well-deserved Grammy. Sade is back with “The Ultimate Collection.” In addition to classic Sade songs, the two-disc album will include three new, never-before heard songs including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z). Here for the first time, fans can find all of their favorite Sade classics from their most iconic albums including songs from the Best Of collection and the greatest hits off of Lover’s Rock and Soldier Of Love. Sade also announced today, the second leg of an ultimate summer tour kicking off on June 16th, marking their highly anticipated return to the world stage in ten years.

Pre-orders of the album begin at Fans who pre-order “The Ultimate Collection” will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning March 30th in select markets.

Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale to the public beginning April 2nd at and

Sade will be joined on tour by fellow Grammy winner John Legend, performing in top arenas across North America, in an effort to reach their vast and loyal fans. Sade’s classic sound set to haunting, unmistakable vocals creates the most intimate of concert experiences in a way that only an unforgettable Sade performance can. Sade performed for more than a million fans during their last tour in 2001.

The accomplishments of Soldier Of Love so far are astounding. The single, “Soldier of Love” – which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, and was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman made radio history upon its release. In less than four weeks “Soldier of Love” propelled into the top five at both Urban Hot AC and Smooth Jazz radio charts, making it one of the fastest moving records of the year. The track held the #1 spot at Urban Hot AC radio for four weeks straight and topped the Smooth Jazz chart for two weeks. Sade is now the first group since the Isley Brothers in 2001 to earn a #1 spot as a lead act on the R&B Chart.

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-seven year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won four Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love”, again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock and most recently in 2011 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “Soldier Of Love”.

John Legend, who will join Sade on all tour stops, is a nine-time Grammy Award winner. His most recent work with the Roots on WAKE UP! won awards for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song (“Shine”) and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Hang On In There”) at the 2010 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony.

Sade and John Legend Summer Tour Dates:

(Newly announced dates are noted in bold below.)

June 16
Baltimore, MD
1st Mariner Arena

June 18
Pittsburgh, PA
Consol Energy Center

June 19
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center

June 21
Uniondale, NY
Nassau Coliseum

June 22
Washington, DC
Verizon Center

June 24
East Rutherford, NJ
Izod Center

June 25
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center

June 28
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre

June 30
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre

July 03
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena

July 06
Boston, MA
TD Garden

July 08
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse

July 09
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena

July 10
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center

July 12
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena

July 13
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena

July 15
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
BankAtlantic Center

July 16
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena

July 17
Orlando, FL
Amway Center

July 23
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

July 24
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center

July 26
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center

July 28
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center

July 29
Memphis, TN
FedEx Forum

July 31
Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena

August 03
Detroit, MI
The Palace at Auburn Hills

August 05
Chicago, IL
United Center

August 06
Chicago, IL
United Center

August 07
Chicago, IL
United Center

August 09
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

August 11
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center

August 13
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena

August 14
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

August 15
Portland, OR
Rose Garden Arena

August 17
Sacramento, CA
Power Balance Pavilion

August 19
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

August 20
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

August 21
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

August 23
San Diego, CA
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

August 25
San Jose, CA
HP Pavilion

August 26
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

August 27
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

August 30
Anaheim, CA
Honda Center

August 31
Anaheim, CA
Honda Center

September 02
Phoenix, AZ
U.S. Airways Center

September 03
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Arena

For complete ticket and tour information visit, SADE.COM and

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Formerly an editor and writer at Citysearch, The Examiner, LA Youth Newspaper andproofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorialstrategy of Disarray Magazine.
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  1. I count those days, I keep track of the calandar, I booked my vacation just for “SADE” the whole time she's in California, I'm dieting just because she's my insperation, — already got my tickets , I still don't know what to wear but I know what I'm looking for – Not gay, but I love her so much – I've done everything in advance to be READY for her and that wonderful talented group of hers “SWEETBACK” I hope though that I get to meet them, I did say I hope, did I?


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