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Sade announces ‘The Ultimate Collection’ Album and Tour

By , Editor | The Jazz Line

Sade have announced the follow up to their platinum-selling ‘Soldier Of Love’, which held the top spot on the Billboard album chart for three consecutive weeks and won the Grammy for Best R&B performance by a duo or group.

Sade - Soldier of Love

‘The Ultimate Collection’, to be released on May 3rd, will feature a selection of Sade’s classic material alongside three new ‘never before heard’ songs, including ‘Moon & The Sky’, which features rapper multi-platinum selling rapper Jay-Z.

Formed in 1983, the British band Sade are known for their their unique sound which has lead to phenomenal success all over the world throughout their twenty-eight year career. Since their debut album Diamond Life, the band has gone on the sell over 50 Million records.

Alongside the new album, Sade have also announced new tour dates, to go on sale beginning April 2nd. Nine-time Grammy award winner and popular Soul/R&B pianist and vocalist John Legend will also be accompanying Sade for the entire tour.

Full listing of Sade / John Legend 2011 Tour Dates:

6/16: Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
6/18: Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center*
6/19: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
6/21: Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
6/22: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
6/24: East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
6/25: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
6/28: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
6/30: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
7/03: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/06: Boston, MT – TD Garden
7/08: Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse
7/09: Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
7/10: Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
7/12: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
7/13: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
7/15: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
7/16: Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
7/17: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
7/23: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
7/24: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
7/26: Kansas City, KS – Sprint Center
7/28: St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
7/29: Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
7/31: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
8/03: Detroit, MI – The Palace at Auburn Hills
8/05: Chicago, IL – United Center
8/06: Chicago, IL – United Center
8/07: Chicago, IL – United Center
8/09: Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
8/11: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/13: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
8/14: Seattle, WA – Key Arena
8/15: Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
8/17: Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion
8/19: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
8/20: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
8/21: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
8/23: San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheater
8/25: San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
8/26: Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
8/27: Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
8/30: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
8/31: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
9/02: Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
9/03: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Arena