Lucky Stevie Wonder fans in North America are to have the chance to see the Motown legend perform his historic 1976 double album ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ on an 11-city tour from November.
At a press conference on Wednesday (10) at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, it was confirmed that Stevie will begin the tour, produced and promoted by Live Nation, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The news will be hugely welcome to the countless devotees of one of the most brilliant albums of Wonder’s career, especially those who missed his previous, one-off performance of the entire record at his 18th annual ‘House Full Of Toys’ benefit concert last December, at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.
Stevie’s millions of fans around the world will undoubtedly be lobbying for him to play the album internationally, especially in the UK, where the ‘Key Of Life’ track ‘Another Star’ was part of the soundtrack of the early summer via its prominent use in BBC Television’s soccer World Cup coverage.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale to Citi card members on September 16, and general tickets for select cities will be sold via Live Nation from September 22.
The dates on the ‘Songs In The Key Of Life Performance Tour’ are as follows:
Nov. 6: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Nov. 9 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Nov. 11 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
Nov. 14 – United Center, Chicago, IL
Nov. 16 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 20 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Nov. 22 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 25 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Nov. 29 – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 3 – Key Arena, Seattle, WA
Dec. 5 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA