Monday, July 29, 2013

John Legend to Perform at DPAC Oct 31

Halloween is all treats this year when nine-time Grammy® winner, John Legend makes his much anticipated return to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on October 31, 2013. 

This stop is part of his North American tour, "Made to Love" in support of his upcoming album Love in the Future, which will be released this fall.  Award-winning singer, reality star and talk show host Tamar Braxton, whose album Love and War also drops September 3rd, has been confirmed as a special guest throughout the tour.

Tickets go on sale August 2 at 10 a.m. online, or at the DPAC Ticket Center at 123 Vivian Street in Durham. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on July 31. J

"I will never forget John Legend's first show at DPAC as part of our grand opening. It was one of those special moments that brought chills to all of us as he started the show by walking into the seating area singing the first song of the show. DPAC is famous for special concerts and special memories and I cannot wait for this next chapter,” said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.  

John Legend is a nine-time Grammy® Award winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer, philanthropist/social activist, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. 

Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted (2004) sold more than three million copies worldwide and earned an astounding eight Grammy® nominations with three wins for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album. Legend’s follow-up album, Once Again (2006) earned RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy® Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. 

High off the success of his third consecutive Top 10 album, Evolver (2008), Legend embarked on an extensive world tour with an 11 piece band - his largest traveling show to date. Inspired by the monumental 2008 Presidential election, Legend teamed up with The Roots to release the socially conscious album, Wake Up! (2010.) The album was nominated for five Grammy® Awards and won Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B song (for “Shine”- an original composition also featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary film Waiting for Superman) along with two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration. 

In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty around the world. John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and the Harlem Village Academies. That same year he received the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  

Legend has been honored several times for his activism, including the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award. 

In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest songs of his career, the RIAA gold-certified hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks. Legend's fifth studio album Love in the Future, with executive producers Kanye West and Dave Tozer will be released September 3.

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