The hottest tour of the US summer is heading for Australia this December.
Timeless and enduring, Sade will perform their first Australian shows in more than 20 years when they make a long overdue and much awaited return this December for a series of indoor arena and open-air ‘A Day on the Green’ shows.
The band bears the name of its stylish and enigmatic lead singer, Nigerian-born and UK–raised, Sade Adu.
More than 20 years has passed since Adu, Stuart Matthewman (guitar/saxophone), Andrew Hale (keyboards) and Paul Denman (bass) —
collectively known as Sade — last gave Australian fans a live taste of their flawless blend of R&B, soul, jazz and soft rock.
Boasting visually stunning production elements the critically acclaimed 2011 world tour follows the 2010 release of Sade's sixth studio album, ‘Soldier of Love’ (Epic Records), and has become one of the biggest success stories of the US concert business this summer, boasting unanimous critical raves and multiple sell-out shows in the major US cities, having already played to more than 400,000 US fans.
Tickets for all shows will go on sale 9am, Friday September 16.
Sade are currently performing sell-out arena shows across the US, having performed to more than 600,000 people in 75 cities and 13
countries on this year’s world tour.
Sade’s classic sound and haunting, unmistakable vocals create an intimate and unforgettable two-hour concert experience, designed by Baz Halphin (Pink, Tina Turner, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift), and set to the stunning visuals of creative director Sophie Muller.
The more than two-hour long, spell-binding set list takes fans on a journey through a collection of timeless hits; from the iconic ‘Smooth
Operator’, ‘The Sweetest Taboo’, ‘Your Love is King’ and ‘Is it a Crime?’ through to ‘Soldier of Love’.
The live show features a “jumbo-sized LED screen projecting videos and dazzling imagery behind [Sade] Adu and the eight other musicians onstage! achieve a breathtaking atmosphere!” according to Billboard magazine.
Dubbed by US audiences as a ‘must see – the concert tour of the year’, the critics have been left similarly awestruck, with the tour garnering stunning reviews for the sultry and flawless performances.
Sade’s spectacular shows have not been lost on fellow performers.
Snoop Dogg posted gushing tweets including: “Soldier of love concert was 1 of the greatest shows I ever seen.” “Sade concert!!! Words can't explain! Pow!” tweeted P. Diddy.
Sade has enjoyed phenomenal international success throughout their 27-year career. Since releasing debut album ‘Diamond Life’ in 1984,
each of the band’s six classic studio albums have reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling more than 57 million albums worldwide to date, earning Sade Adu the title of highest selling British female artist of all time.
Sade’s latest studio album, the Grammy Award winning album ‘Soldier of Love’, debuted at #1 and reigned at the top of the Billboard album chart for three weeks. Rolling Stone calling the album “unimpeachably excellent” whilst Billboard proclaimed “it’s been 10 years since Sade released an album! the giant has awoken”.
Don’t miss what will be one of THE finest concert events of the year, Sade, live in concert.
Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale, SA – Saturday Dec 3