Friday, August 12, 2022

John Legend Enlists Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding for Christmas Album/Announces ‘Legendary’ Tour Dates

*John Legend will release his first holiday album, “A Legendary Christmas,” on October 26th and he has tapped Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding to collaborate with on the project.

Wonder will play harmonica on “What Christmas Means to Me,” and Esperanza joins for a version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” reports. Raphael Saadiq executive produced the effort.

Peep the tracklist below.

Legend will promote the LP on a 25-date North American tour that launches November 15th in Clearwater, Florida and wraps December 30th in San Diego, California.

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The award-winning singer debuted his new song “Preach” during New York’s Global Citizen Festival on Saturday. He told the crowd:

“In the song, we talk about how frustrating it can be to look at your phone, read the news, see what’s happening. See how senators treat women who come forward with sexual abuse claims. See how people ridicule young people who march for the right to go to school without getting shot up. See how people would denigrate those who make the very simple claim that black lives matter. We can get frustrated when we see all of that, but we can’t give up. It’s not enough for us to talk about it or tweet about it, we’ve got to do something.”

“A Legendary Christmas” Track List

  1. “What Christmas Means to Me” (featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
    2. “Silver Bells”
    3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (featuring Esperanza Spalding)
    4. “No Place Like Home”
    5. “Bring Me Love”
    6. “Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day”
    7. “Christmas Time Is Here”
    8. “Waiting for Christmas”
    9. “Purple Snowflakes”
    10. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
    11. “Please Come Home for Christmas”
    12. “Wrap Me Up in Your Love”
    13. “By Christmas Eve”
    14. “Merry Merry Christmas”

John Legend Tour Dates

November 15th – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 17th – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater
November 20th – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
November 23rd – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino
November 24th – Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater at Foxwoods
November 25th – Boston, MA @ Boch Center
November 27th – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
November 28th – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
December 3rd – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 4th – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
December 6th – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
December 7th – Verona, NY @ Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino
December 9th – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
December 10th – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
December 12th – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
December 13th – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
December 15th – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
December 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Abravanel Hall
December 18th – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
December 19th – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 21st – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
December 23rd – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
December 29th – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
December 30th – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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