John Legend & Raphael Saadiq Team Up For Tour


John Legend will begin a short fall tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis in support of his upcoming album, “Evolver,” due Oct. 28. Columbia labelmate Raphael Saadiq will support on the trek, which wraps Dec. 13 in Durham, N.C.

The singer’s current single, “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000, is No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week. “Evolver” also features appearances from Kanye West, Estelle and Brandy.

“This album doesn’t sound like me,” Legend tells Billboard. “The tempo is faster than I’ve done before. It will be different for people, because ‘Evolver’ has a bit more instrumentation than I’ve used before. But it’s not like you won’t recognize the artist-it’s still me.”

Here are John Legend’s tour dates:

Nov. 19: Minneapolis (Northrop Auditorium)
Nov. 20: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
Nov. 24: E. Lansing, Mich. (Wharton Center For Performing Arts)
Nov. 26: Detroit (Masonic Temple Theatre)
Nov. 28: Toronto (Roy Thompson Hall)
Nov. 29, Dec. 1: Montclair, N.J. (Wellmont Theatre)
Dec. 2: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Dec. 5: Philadelphia (Tower Theater)
Dec. 8: Baltimore (Lyric Theatre)
Dec. 9: Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall)
Dec. 10: Greenville, S.C. (Peace Center)
Dec. 12: Charlotte, N.C. (Ovens Auditorium)
Dec. 13: Durham, N.C. (Durham Performing Arts Center)

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