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John Legend Announces Christmas Album Executive Produced by Raphael Saadiq

John Legend, who as of late finished his EGOT with an Emmy win for Jesus Christ Superstar, is gearing up to release a Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas, due out Oct. 26.

A Legendary Christmas will be executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, and will feature Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding. The tracklist incorporates great tunes like “Silver Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” and also some unique works.

Tracklist:
1. What Christmas Means to Me (f/ Stevie Wonder on harmonica)
2. Silver Bells
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (f/ 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

To accompany the album, legend is also going on a 25-date A Legendary Christmas tour. It will kick off on Nov. 15 in Clearwater, Florida and wrap up in San Diego on Dec. 30.

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

Over the weekend, he premiered his new song, “Preach” at the Global Citizens Festival in New York City.

“In the song, we talk about how frustrating it can be to look at your phone, read the news, see what’s happening,” Legend said. “See how senators treat women who come forward with sexual abuse claims. See how people ridicule young people who march for the right to go to school without getting shot up. See how people would denigrate those who make the very simple claim that Black Lives Matter. We can get frustrated when we see all of that, but we can’t give up. It’s not enough for us to talk about it or tweet about it, we’ve got to do something.”

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