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 27 Muskegon, MI Muskegon Summer Celebration @ Heritage Landing
June 28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest @ Marcus Amphitheater
June 30 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
July 2 Robinsonville, MS Harrah’s Event Center at Harrah’s Casino Tunica
July 3 New Orleans, LA Essence Music Festival @ Louisiana Superdome
July 5 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 8 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
July 9 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
July 11 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
July 12 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
July 14 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
July 15 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
July 17 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
July 19 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
July 20 – 21 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival @ Ravinia Park
July 22 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
July 24 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Southern Indiana
July 25 Windsor, ON The Colosseum @ Caesars Windsor
July 28 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
July 29 Charleston, WV Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
July 31 Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium
August 1 Cleveland, OH The Nautica Pavilion
August 3 West Homestead, PA Riverplex Amphitheatre
August 5 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
August 7 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 8 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater
August 10 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
August 12 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
August 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
August 15 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts
August 17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
August 18 Rama, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 21 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater
August 22 Kansas City, MO Ameristar Hotel & Casino
August 24 Tulsa, OK SpiritBank Event Center
August 28 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
August 29 Goldendale, WA Maryhill Winery Amphitheater
September 1 – 2 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
September 4 West Sacramento, CA Raley Field
September 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 6 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
September 10 Kahului, HI Castle Theater
September 12 Honolulu, HI Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall
October 2 – 4 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival @ Zilker Park