John Legend to Play Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, 5/20
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour titled An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour with Philadelphia performance in the KimMel Center's Verizon Hall on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. The tour which begins March 20th in Temecula, CA and goes through early June will feature Legend in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. Other stops on the tour will include a night at the prestigious Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA on March 26 as well as the Brooklyn Academy Of Music in Brooklyn, NY on May 31.
The tour comes in support of Legend's highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love in the Future, which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, the albums single "All of Me," was recently certified Gold sales status.
Citi card members have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 28 at 10 a.m.. For more information on how to purchase tickets with a Citi credit card in advance of the public sale, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $59.50 to $125 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, and at the KimMel Center box office on Broad & Spruce streets (open daily 10 am to 6 pm).
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. He's sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania where he studiEd English and African-American literature, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track, "Everything is Everything," and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, eventually expanding his audience base to New York, Boston, Atlanta and Washington D.C. After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music.