Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 13, 2012

Artist rendering of Cushman & Wakefield Theater
Cushman & Wakefield

R&B crooner and frequent Real Time with Bill Maher guest John Legend, whose 2010 album, Wake Up!, was a collaboration with The Roots and who we recently spotted checking out Frank Ocean at Terminal 5, will be the first artist to play the Cushman & Wakefield Theater, an "intimate theater" within the Barclays Center complex, on October 29. Intimate compared to Barclays Arena at least, the theater seats 3500 - 6000 people. Tickets to John Legend's show go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon.

That show is with UK singer Lianne La Havas, who made BBC's 'Sound of 2012' list and opened for Bon Iver in Chicago (and other dates) in 2011. She also plays her own NYC show on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets).

The Cushman & Wakefield Theater show is of many dates on John Legend's upcoming fall tour, which also hits the NYC area on October 25 at Wellmont Theatre with Stacy Barthe. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon. Tickets for the shows will also be available through Tickets-for-Charity, which will donate $1 from each ticket sold to The Show Me Campaign.

John will be using his fall tour to preview cuts from his new Kanye West-produced album, Love in the Future, which is out in the near future, actual release date TBD. You can watch a short video of John announcing the tour and talking about the album at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, the Barclays Center opens on September 28 with eight shows by venue director Jay-Z.

A list of all John Legend tour dates and that video are below.

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John Legend Tour Announce

John Legend - 2012 Tour Dates
10/16 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/17 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/19 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/20 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/22 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall
10/23 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/25 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
10/26 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
10/27 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
10/29 - Brooklyn, NY - Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center
10/30 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
11/01 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
11/03 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
11/04 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
11/07 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
11/08 - Nashville, TN - Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/10 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
11/11 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
11/13 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/14 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11/16 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11/21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre

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Comments (15)

Fucking atrocious name albeit we had it coming.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 6:00 PM

Will need a proper name. The C&W? The C-Dubs? The CWT? Please help.

Posted by edward korft | August 13, 2012 6:07 PM

so basically they cut the arena in half with curtains, and call it a theater for smaller acts?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 6:13 PM

How bout The WC ??

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 6:18 PM

"Corporate Sh*t Theater" would suffice. At least people would get a chuckle out of that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 6:31 PM

613 ftw

so far from intimate.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 9:33 PM

Asinine. This personifies the end of anything in Brooklyn being worthwhile or relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 10:03 PM

Cushman & Wakefield, the poster boys for new york real estate greed, will bring you some "culture".

Posted by ME | August 14, 2012 1:04 AM

A venue would name themselves Shitcan Arena, if Shitcan Inc. paid them enough money to do so.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 6:56 AM

I can't wait to see a show at Ty-D-Bol Arena.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 6:57 AM

I think this is pretty cool. Are there any other 6000 person theaters in NYC ? It seems like that in between play where bands that are too big for theaters yet too small or arenas can play.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 8:24 AM

Radio City, that's about it

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 8:58 AM

Whatever they are calling the Theater at MSG these days is around 5,000 capacity.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 10:12 AM

6:18 PM. Done.

Posted by edward korft | August 14, 2012 10:46 AM

What a honor that is to be the first artist to play at the Cushman & Wakefiled Theater. He should be quite honored. John Legend is a great r&b singer so it makes sense.

Posted by ontario honey | November 20, 2012 12:44 PM

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