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John Legend Announces Christmas Album, Tour

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It’s beginning to look a lot like A Legendary Christmas.

John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, which will be released by Columbia Records on Oct. 26. Executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, the project features six original tracks and four classic Christmas songs including “What Christmas Means to Me” featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a duet with Esperanza Spalding.

To go along with the announcement, the EGOT winner shared a festive trailer featuring footage from the packaging photo shoot and recording sessions, as well as album snippets. His wife Chrissy Teigen and two children, daughter Luna and son Miles, also make cameos.

In support of the album, Legend will embark on “A Legendary Christmas Tour.” The 25-date trek kicks off Nov. 15 in Clearwater, Fla. and will hit cities including Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles, wrapping Dec. 30 in San Diego.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 5. A pre-sale is available now.

A Legendary Christmas Tracklist

1. “What Christmas Means to Me” (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
2. “Silver Bells”
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
4. “No Place Like Home”
5. “Bring Me Love”
6. “Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day”
7. “Christmas Time Is Here”
8. “Waiting for Christmas”
9. “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”

A Legendary Christmas Tour Dates

Nov. 15 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 17 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Nov. 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa and Casino
Nov. 24 – Mashantucket, CT – Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Nov. 25 – Boston, MA – Boch Center
Nov. 27 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 28 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
Dec. 3 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Dec. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
Dec. 6 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Dec. 7 – Verona, NY – Event Center at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Dec. 9 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Dec. 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Dec. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
Dec. 13 – Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
Dec. 15 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
Dec. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Abravanel Hall
Dec. 18 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Dec. 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Dec. 21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Dec. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Dec. 29 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Dec. 30 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre


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