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Sade - Kings Park & Botanic Garden

01 September 2011

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS!

 

KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN - TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

The hottest tour of the US summer is heading for Australia this summer.

 

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 and a day on the green shows, including an evening on the green at Kings Park & Botanic Garden on Tuesday December 6.

 

The band bears the name of its stylish and enigmatic lead singer, Nigerian-born and UK-raised Sade Adu.

 

More than 20 years have passed since Adu, Stuart Matthewman (guitar/saxophone), Andrew Hale (keyboards) and Paul Denman (bass) - collectively known as Sade - last gave Australian fans a taste of their flawless blend of R&B, soul, jazz and soft rock.

 

After a wait of ten years 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 this year.

 

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 on 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.

 

Sade are currently performing sell-out arena shows across the US, having performed to more than 600,000 people in 75 cities on this year's world tour. Sade's classic sound and haunting, unmistakable vocals creates 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?' 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 the breathtaking atmosphere..." according to Billboard Magazine.

 

Dubbed by 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.

 

"They're not gonna get any better than this... the best concert of the year." Baltimore Sun

 

"Immaculate... A tour de force." New York Times

 

"For two hours, Sade led the near-capacity crowd through a show that was life-affirming." Washington Post

 

"Few can claim a voice equal to Sade's. And arguably no other artist comes close in terms of so quickly creating - then sustaining - such a gloriously mellow and warm vibe onstage." San Jose Mercury News

 

"That luxurious, smoky voice... is as glorious as ever." Rolling Stone, USA

 

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 have ever seen," whilst P.Diddy tweeted "Sade concert!!! Words can't explain! Pow!"

 

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' (Sony Music), 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 concert events of the year, Sade live in concert. Special guest support artists will be announced soon.

 

Roundhouse Entertainment and Mellen Events are pleased to welcome vividwireless as a sponsor for a day on the green events held in West Australia for the coming 2011/2012 season.

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 6 - KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN

 

EVENT INFORMATION:
an evening on the green is a fully licensed event. Minors (children under 18 years of age) may only attend the event if they are accompanied by their parent/step-parent or legal guardian. All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.

 

Strictly no BYO alcohol and NO GLASS. Food will be available at the venue or BYO picnic. Low deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For full event information go to CLICK HERE 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16
From ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

 

For Media Information:
Rosita Stangl: 08-9367 8884 / rositapr@iinet.net.au

 

Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Mellen Events, MAX, LG, Nissan and Vivid Wireless.

 

 

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