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Sade Adds Another Staples Center Date

By Mark Fisher
Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 02:53PM

After having no problem selling out her first two shows, singer Sade Adu and her band will now bless Los Angeles with a three-night weekend stint at Staples Center on August 19-21, 2011. The British Nigerian vocalist and her amazing backbone of live musicians will begin their world tour in France on April 29th, before embarking on a summer-long trek throughout North America. The group will be touring in support of the platinum-selling Soldier Of Love, which was released in February 2010.

Sade has sold over 50 million records during the span of their twenty-seven year career. All five of their studio albums have landed in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The group has won four Grammy Awards and was ranked #50 on VH1's “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

The upcoming shows mark the band’s first appearance in Los Angeles since performing at the Hollywood Bowl for two sold-out summer nights in 2001. Sade also played Anaheim a few months later and the performance was recorded for the Lover’s Rock / Lover’s Live CD and DVD. The group played to over one million fans during that tour.

To celebrate their return after a 10-year hiatus, Sade will also be releasing The Ultimate Collection, a 28-track, two-disc bundle of classic tracks on May 3rd. The revamped “Greatest Hits” package will include songs from Soldier of Love, Lover’s Rock and the Best Of collection. The double album will also include three new unreleased tracks, including “Moon & The Sky” (featuring Jay-Z). The collection will even include a DVD of Sade videos. Those that preorder the album from the official online store will have access to a special ticket presale code that can be used to preorder tickets for the August 21st date at Staples Center.

Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend will open all three shows, making it one of the most intimate, “must-see” performances of the year.

Sade will be performing three nights at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles on August 19-21, 2011. John Legend will open all three nights. Fans who pre-order The Ultimate Collection album will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning March 30th in select markets. For complete presale and ticket on sale information, visit Sade.com. Tickets for the newly announced date go on sale to the public beginning April 2nd at Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

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