JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS
ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST UK SHOW TOGETHER
At HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
THEY PRESENT FANS WITH AN INSPIRING NEW OFFERING
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.
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
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