John Legend announces first Christmas album, tour

The EGOT winner's A Legendary Christmas features Esperanza Spalding and Stevie Wonder

John Legend Legendary Christmas Album Tour
John Legend

    John Legend, the world’s youngest EGOT winner, has announced his first-ever collection of Christmas music. Entitled A Legendary Christmas (get it?), the album is due out October 26th via Columbia Records.

    Featuring classics like “Silver Bells”, “Christmas Time is Here”, “Please Come Home for Christmas”, and a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Purple Snowflakes”, the 14-track effort was executive produced by Raphael Saadiq. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on opener “What Christmas Means to Me”, while jazz bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding features on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.

    Check out the A Legendary Christmas album art and tracklist below.

    A Legendary Christmas Artwork:

    john-legend-legendary christmas album cover art artwork

    A Legendary Christmas Tracklist:
    01. What Christmas Means to Me (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
    02. Silver Bells
    03. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
    04. No Place Like Home
    05. Bring Me Love
    06. Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day
    07. Christmas Time Is Here
    08. Waiting for Christmas
    09. Purple Snowflakes
    10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
    11. Please Come Home for Christmas
    12. Wrap Me Up in Your Love
    13. By Christmas Eve
    14. Merry Merry Christmas


    Legend will support the record on his 25-date “A Legendary Christmas Tour”. Pre-sale tickets are available now via Legend’s website, and the full itinerary is below. You can also grab tickets here.

    John Legend “A Legendary Christmas” 2018 Tour Dates:
    11/15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
    11/17 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
    11/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
    11/23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino
    11/24 – Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater at Foxwoods
    11/25 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center
    11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    11/28 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
    12/03 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
    12/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
    12/06 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
    12/07 – Verona, NY @ Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino
    12/09 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
    12/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
    12/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
    12/15 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
    12/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Abravanel Hall
    12/18 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
    12/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    12/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    12/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
    12/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
    12/30 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre

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