John Legend Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Celebrating His First Christmas Album and Tour, 12/29

John Legend Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Celebrating His First Christmas Album and Tour, 12/29COSTA MESA, CA - Newly anointed EGOT winner and critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS. The album is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and will be released on October 26 via Columbia Records. To accompany the album, John will embark on a 25-date A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS Tour, which includes a return engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. The tour kicks off on November 15 in Clearwater, FL and wraps up on December 30 in San Diego. Tickets for the A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS Tour start at $85 and go on sale Friday, October 5 at 10 a.m. They will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. Fans can gain access to the artist pre-sale tickets starting today, October 2. Links to pre-sales can be found below by clicking on each venue name. For more information please visit: www.johnlegend.com.

A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS Track List:

1. What Christmas Means to Me (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)

2. Silver Bells

3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Esperanza Spalding)

4. No Place Like Home 5. Bring Me Love 6. Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day

7. Christmas Time Is Here

8. Waiting for Christmas

9. Purple Snowflakes

10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

11. Please Come Home for Christmas

12. Wrap Me Up in Your Love

13. By Christmas Eve

14. Merry Merry Christmas

A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS Tour Date/City/Venue

11/15/2018 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

11/17/2018 Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater

11/20/2018 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre 1

1/23/2018 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino

11/24/2018 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods

11/25/2018 Boston, MA Boch Center

11/27/2018 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

11/28/2018 Oxon Hill, MD MGM National Harbor

12/03/2018 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

12/04/2018 Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Opera House

12/06/2018 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

12/07/2018 Verona, NY Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino

12/09/2018 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre

12/10/2018 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

12/12/2018 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater

12/13/2018 Chicago, IL Civic Opera House

12/15/2018 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre

12/16/2018 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall

About John Legend: EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer songwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy® Awards, an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award®, and an Emmy Award among others. John is the first African-American man EGOT winner and one out of 15 people who have joined the prestigious EGOT club. In 2016, John released his fifth studio album DARKNESS AND LIGHT, to rave reviews and toured to sold out audiences across the globe. He serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television Production Company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on NBC's live production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the HBO documentary Southern Rites, 2018 Tribeca Audience Award Winner Documentary United Skates, WGN America's series Underground, and films such as Southside With You and La La Land. In 2015, John initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign; a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country's misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. In April 2018, John released a new track "A Good Night" Featuring Blood Pop and starred as Jesus Christ in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! He was nominated for an Emmy Award this year for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie and just won an Emmy as a producer in the category of Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds its corporate partners including Kia Motors America, Official Automotive Partner; and United Airlines, Official Airline. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non-cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14-acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

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