After a decade out of the limelight, the 51-year-old contemporary singer Sade Adu and her eponymous backing band reemerged earlier this year with the chart-topping release “Soldier of Love.” And now Sade‘s first tour in ten years promises to be a big one.
Launching in early summer 2011, the venture will eventually expand to 50 dates across North America. But at the moment, only 10 concerts have been revealed, beginning with a June 16 show at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Other highlights on the current itinerary include stops on June 24 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ; July 6 at TD Garden in Boston, MA; and August 5 at United Center in Chicago, IL. North of the border, only two planned performances have been announced: June 28 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and June 30 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC.
Concert dates are confirmed through an August 30 concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. In the coming weeks, more show announcements have been promised for more than two dozen markets, including Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; New Orleans, LA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Vancouver, BC.
Public onsales begin in select markets in a little over two weeks on October 16, with additional onsales following days later on October 18. Promoter Live Nation has not yet added event listings to its site or announced ticket prices. Tour updates will be made, as available, on Sade’s official Web site.
Sade last toured in 2001 for the Lovers Live Tour, playing to more than 1 million fans during that run, according to a press statement for the group. That trek followed 2000’s “Lovers Rock,” the fifth studio album for Sade, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
The singer and band released “Soldier of Love” in February this year, and the record instantly rocketed to the top of the charts. By the first week of July, Billboard ranked it as the third best-selling album of 2010 (behind Lady Antebellum and Justin Bieber) with more than 1,200,000 units sold nationally.
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 16||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|June 19||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|June 21||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|June 24||East Rutherford, NJ||IZOD Center|
|June 28||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|June 30||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|July 6||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|August 5||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|August 19||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|August 30||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|