John Legend has announced the release of his first Christmas album, along with a string of tour dates in support of the LP.
A Legendary Christmas, which was produced by Raphael Saadiq, is due October 26 via Columbia Records. The 14-track album will feature hit holiday tunes like “Silver Bells” and “Christmas Time is Here,” as well as a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Purple Snowflakes.” The record also features Stevie Wonder playing harmonica on the opening track “What Christmas Means to Me” and jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Following its release, Legend will head out on a 25-date cross-country tour, kicking-off in Clearwater, Florida on November 15. Along the way, he will make stops in cities like Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Milwaukee, Atlantic City, and Oakland before wrapping-up in San Diego, California on December 30.
The LP follows 2016’s Darkness and Light and 2013’s Love In The Future. Since his latest record, he released a handful of songs, including the 2018 track with BloodPop, “A Good Night.” He is best-known for tracks “Love Me Now,” “Ordinary People,” and the smash-hit “All Of Me” which garnered nearly one billion streams.
Legend has broken records by becoming the first youngest and black man to be an EGOT winner – the star has won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards, joining the small list of 15 other EGOT winners.
Check out his full list of upcoming tour dates below.
John Legend “A Legendary Christmas” 2018 Tour
11/15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/17 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
11/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
11/23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino
11/24 – Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater at Foxwoods
11/25 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
11/28 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
12/03 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
12/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
12/06 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
12/07 – Verona, NY @ Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino
12/09 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
12/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
12/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
12/15 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
12/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Abravanel Hall
12/18 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
12/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
12/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
12/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
12/30 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre