John Legend cancels fall tour

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John Legend has announced that he will not tour this fall as planned and instead dedicate the time to complete recording his forthcoming album, Love In The Future. He will return to the road in 2013 following the release of the new album. The postponement includes his show at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on October 30, as well as his show at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut on October 26. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

“As you all know, I’ve been working on my new album, Love in the Future, with Kanye and the rest of my creative team for a while now,” Legend wrote in a message to fans. “I planned to release the album this Fall and go on tour to perform new songs from the album. We announced the dates before we’d finished the album because we were sure we’d finish the album in time. But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I’m pretty certain we’re going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn’t adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned. In other words, we’re not done with the album. And my team and I have made the agonizing decision to put off the tour until 2013 when we know we will have the new music done and will be ready to fully unveil the creative vision through the album and the live experience.”

Love in the Future will be Legend’s fourth full-length studio effort and first since 2008’s Evolver. Earlier this summer, the nine-time Grammy Award winner released a new chart-topping hit called  “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris for the soundtrack of Steve Harvey’s film, “Think Like a Man”. He also started as a judge on ABC’s summertime music show “Duets”.

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