Performing Arts - Music | May 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out
Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend has announced dates for his highly anticipated North American tour, Darkness and Light Tour. The tour announces on the heels of Legends fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which has received a plethora of critical praise since its December 2nd release on Columbia Records. USA Today hailed the album as Johns most personal record with tracks like Right By You which they described as a heart tugging rumination on his 7-month old daughter, Luna. Time Magazine called the body of work unflappably classy while the New York Times said Legend treats love as something far more complex than a panacea and a fount of perpetual reassurance, with music to match. Continuing, the New York Times pointed to the albums most recent anthemic hit single, Love Me Now, which they praised as a seize the moment song, that revolves around an insistent, lo-fi piano figure, and its chorus first arrives with Mr. Legend nearly alone, singing over simple, fading chords.
Legend also continues his successful foray into the world of film as one of the principles for production company Get Lifted Film Co., which has an executive producing credit on the 14-time Oscar-nominated film La La Land in which John also appears, playing a jazz band leader named Keith alongside stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Legend also contributed to the films soundtrack with the original song Start a Fire. To date, La La Land has taken home an impressive six Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards and a PGA Award.
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