John Legend announces European arena tour

Darkness and Light tour to visit 24 cities over two months, with nine UK dates on the schedule

John Legend announces European arena tour

As the composer of one of the most popular wedding songs of all time, you'd be forgiven for thinking that John Legend's primary output is sentimental and uplifting love songs. But Legend is a man of many talents, as verified by his numerous award wins and star-studded collaborations over the years, as well as his status as one of the most respected songwriters in the industry today. Now, with the release of latest single 'Surefire', he is about to embark on his biggest tour yet, taking in 24 dates over two months.

The European tour will be in support of Legend's sixth studio album Darkness and Light, which was released in December 2016 to critical acclaim, with lead single 'Love Me Now' garnering over 157,000,000 Spotify streams worldwide. Apart from the new release, Legend has also been kept fairly busy in Hollywood recently, with a starring role and co-executive producer credit in the hugely popular La La Land and an appearance on the soundtrack of the Beauty and the Beast remake, where he performs the title track alongside Ariana Grande.

Starting in Glasgow, the tour will see the singer-songwriter visit a number of UK cities before heading over to mainland Europe, eventually finishing up in Lisbon.

John Legend tour dates:

Fri 8 Sep – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
Sat 9 Sep – Newcastle Arena
Sun 10 Sep – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Tue 12 Sep – O2 Arena, London
Fri 15 Sep – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sat 16 Sep – Manchester Arena
Sun 17 Sep – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tue 19 Sep – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wed 20 Sep – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Fri 22 Sep – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Sat 23 Sep – Luxembourg Rockhal
Sun 24 Sep – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg
Tue 26 Sep – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Wed 27 Sep – Spektrum, Oslo
Thu 28 Sep – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Sat 30 Sep – Columbiahalle, Berlin
Sun 1 Oct – Munich Zenith
Wed 4 Oct – AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Thu 5 Oct – Forest National, Belgium
Sun 8 Oct – Palladium, Cologne
Mon 9 Oct – Jahrunderthalle, Frankfurt
Tue 10 Oct – Samsung Hall, Zurich
Thu 12 Oct – Palau Saint Jordi, Barcelona
Sat 14 Oct – MEO Arena, Lisbon

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Fri 31 Mar.

John Legend

Neo-soul smoothie who was a piano prodigy who played with Lauryn Hill before being discovered by Kanye West.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 20 Sep

£45–£70 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 15 Sep

£45–£70 / 0844 248 1585

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 17 Sep

£45–£70 / 0844 800 0400

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