Grammy Award-winning R&B star John Legend has begun to set dates for his highly anticipated world tour. Slated to kick off November 19 in Minneapolis, Legend has tapped his labelmate and fellow R&B star Raphael Saadiq for the North American leg of the tour. (dates below) The upcoming John Legend concerts mark the artist’s first major tour since his massively successful world tour in 2007. Raphael Saadiq, his Columbia Records labelmate, will be performing songs from his recently released album, The Way I See It. Touring in support of “EVOLVER,” his first full-length studio album in two years, Legend is expected to wrap up the North American tour on December 13 with a second leg running from January 12 through February 9. (dates below) Slated for release on October 28, guests on EVOLVER include OutKast’s Andre 3000, emerging hip-hop/soul star Estelle, R&B/pop superstar Brandy and John’s longtime collaborator Kanye West. Songs on EVOLVER include the single “Green Light”(featuring ANDRE 3000), “It’s Over” (featuring Kanye West), “Everybody Knows,” “No Other Love” (featuring Estelle), “Satisfaction,” “This Time,””Cross The Line,” “I Love, You Love,” “Good Morning,” “If You’re Out There,” and “Quickly” (featuring Brandy). Tour Dates (subject to change) Wed 11/19 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium Thu 11/20 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre Mon 11/24 E. Lansing, MI Wharton Center For Performing Arts Wed 11/26 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre Fri 11/28 Toronto, Ont. Roy Thompson Hall Sat 11/29 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre Mon 12/1 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre Tue 12/2 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre Fri 12/5 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater Mon 12/8 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theatre Tue 12/9 Washington, DC Constitution Hall Wed 12/10 Greenville, SC Peace Center Fri 12/12 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium Sat 12/13 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
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