JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST SHOW UK SHOW TOGETHER

 

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST UK SHOW TOGETHER

 

 

 

At HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

 

NOVEMBER 27TH

THEY PRESENT FANS WITH AN INSPIRING NEW OFFERING

WAKE UP!

 

Single – “Wake Up Everybody” – October 11th

Album – “Wake Up” – October 18th

 

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots have announced their first ever UK Show together at HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London on November 27th.

 

Tickets go on sale 9am on 15th October priced at £35 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Pre-order the new album from HMV before October 11th for a chance to be eligible for pre-sale tickets.

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=4757

 

The upcoming album Wake Up is being released on October 18th and will feature soulful music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness— effectively telling listeners to Wake Up!

 

After being inspired by the recent historical Presidential election campaign of 2008, the R&B singer Legend and hip-hop band The Roots felt a need to enter the action.  What started as plans for a single quickly developed into a passionate album representing change, hope and activism— not only referencing one particular moment in time, but on a larger scale, holding true no matter what the political climate may be.

 

Bringing John Legend & The Roots together is an inspired pairing, so logical that it’s a little surprising they haven’t teamed up in a proper collaboration before. John Legend is a six-time Grammy winner whose three albums have all hit Number One on the Billboard R’n’B charts, and have sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone. He has previously collaborated with such artists as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and the Black Eyed Peas. The Roots—currently visible nightly as the stupendously versatile house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—have released nine acclaimed studio albums (including the recent How I Got Over) and redefined the relationship between live instruments and hip-hop.

 

Tickets go onsale now priced at £35.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

For further information please contact

Shoshanna.stone@sonymusic.com 0207 361 8723

 

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One Response to JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST SHOW UK SHOW TOGETHER

  1. hlweb says:

    John Legend Comes to Hopelink
    John Legend will be the featured speaker at non-profit Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon Monday, October 18 in Bellevue, WA. Legend will speak about his philanthropic work and inspire with his music. Visit Hopelink’s website for more information.

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