When soul singer-songwriter John Legend announced his initial plans for a summer tour, he only revealed a few dates on the North American itinerary...

When soul singer-songwriter John Legend announced his initial plans for a summer tour, he only revealed a few dates on the North American itinerary at a time. Since then, the acclaimed artist has gone back and filled in his calendar for nearly 50 performances over the coming months.

The 10-week tour begins June 27 at the Muskegon Summer Celebration in Muskegon, MI, and ends October 2-4 at the eighth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, with the exact date of Legend’s performance yet to be announced.

Tour highlights include performances on July 9 and 19 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL, an August 7 concert at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA, an August 13 event at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, and a September 1-2 stand at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The coast-to-coast trek features only three dates in Canada at the moment, including an August 17 show at Metropolis in Montreal, QC.

Fellow R&B/soul artist India.Arie will provide support on most dates of the tour.

The summer-long tour will get a kick-start early on as Legend takes the stage for a June 28 set at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, appearing as the special guest of Stevie Wonder. The two soul singers previously performed a rendition of Legend’s “Oridinary People” together at the BET Awards in 2005.

Legend recently completed a spring tour of the Asia-Pacific region, including performances in Korea and Japan. Since his return, Legend has been working on a number of projects. “I’ll be in New York for a while, getting ready for the summer tour and working on some new music too,” he wrote in his official blog, adding, “I’m excited that many of the summer shows are going on sale now…. This will be the best one yet!”

The vocalist and pianist is still touring behind his third studio album, “Evolver,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 following its late October 2008 release. Legend has already completed several tour legs of the U.S. and Canada to support the effort, including a fall 2008 tour with Raphael Saadiq and a winter 2009 trek with Estelle.

John Legend itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 27Muskegon, MIMuskegon Summer Celebration @ Heritage Landing
June 28Milwaukee, WISummerfest @ Marcus Amphitheater
June 30St. Louis, MOFabulous Fox Theatre
July 2Robinsonville, MSHarrah’s Event Center at Harrah’s Casino Tunica
July 3New Orleans, LAEssence Music Festival @ Louisiana Superdome
July 5Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
July 8Fort Myers, FLBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
July 9Hollywood, FLSeminole Hard Rock Live
July 11North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center
July 12Cary, NCKoka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
July 14Portsmouth, VANtelos Wireless Pavilion
July 15Charlottesville, VACharlottesville Pavilion
July 17Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
July 18Albany, NYPalace Theatre
July 19Hollywood, FLSeminole Hard Rock Live
July 20 – 21Highland Park, ILRavinia Festival @ Ravinia Park
July 22Prior Lake, MNMystic Lake Casino
July 24Elizabeth, INHorseshoe Southern Indiana
July 25Windsor, ONThe Colosseum @ Caesars Windsor
July 28Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
July 29Charleston, WVClay Center for the Arts & Sciences
July 31Cincinnati, OHPaul Brown Stadium
August 1Cleveland, OHThe Nautica Pavilion
August 3West Homestead, PARiverplex Amphitheatre
August 5Toledo, OHToledo Zoo Amphitheatre
August 7Boston, MABank of America Pavilion
August 8Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand Theater
August 10Canandaigua, NYConstellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
August 12Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theatre
August 13 New York, NYMadison Square Garden Arena
August 15Philadelphia, PAMann Center for Performing Arts
August 17Montreal, QCMetropolis
August 18Rama, ONCasino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 21Omaha, NEOrpheum Theater
August 22Kansas City, MOAmeristar Hotel & Casino
August 24Tulsa, OKSpiritBank Event Center
August 28Woodinville, WAChateau Ste. Michelle Winery
August 29Goldendale, WAMaryhill Winery Amphitheater
September 1 – 2Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
September 4West Sacramento, CARaley Field
September 5Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
September 6Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre
September 10Kahului, HICastle Theater
September 12Honolulu, HINeal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall
October 2 – 4Austin, TXAustin City Limits Music Festival @ Zilker Park

Last Updated on May 20, 2009 by By Allison Reitz