Sade embarks on first European tour in 17 years! The last tour was in 2001 where Sade and her band performed for more than 1 mill. fans across the US. However, the last European live performance was at London’s Royal Albert Hall back in May 1993.

The European "Soldier Of Love Tour" will start in Nice, France Friday 29. April 2011, then move on to the US and Canada for the summer and early autumn before going back for the 2. part of the Europe tour. But before Sade returns to Europe, there will be -- according to Billboard Magazine -- a few October concerts in South America, where Sade has never performed. No details yet, but arena bookings in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Rio are mentioned. On Dec. 2. Sade will visit Australia for the first time in 26 years for seven shows through the end of the year.

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both in the UK and internationally throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984, the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on both the official UK Top 40 and US Billboard’s Top 200 Album Charts selling a total of more than 57 million albums worldwide to date which has made Sade the highest selling British female artist of all time.

Sade last album Soldier of Love has sold over three million copies. The album went to #1 in the US, Canada, Switzerland, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Greece, Japan, Portugal and Spain. Entertainment Weekly featured Soldier of Love in their "Must List" and gave the album an "A", and Rolling Stone wrote "it’s unimpeachably excellent".

They have also been nominated for several American Music and MTV Video Music Awards and won a Brit Award – Best Album for Diamond Life, and three Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for "No Ordinary Love", and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock.

SOLDIER OF LOVE TOUR 2011

Europe pt.1
Nice, FR, Palais Nikaia Friday 29. April
Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis Antwerp Sunday 01. May
Hamburg, DE - Color Line Arena Tuesday 03. May
Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum Friday 06. May
Stuttgart, DE - Schleyerhalle Saturday 07. May
Frederiksberg, DK - Forum Monday 09. May
Stockholm, SE - Ericsson Globe Tuesday 10. May
Frankfurt, DE - Festhalle Frankfurt Thursday 12. May
Berlin, DE - O2 World Friday 13. May
Prague, CZ - O2 Arena Prague Saturday 14. May
Paris, FR - Bercy Tuesday 17. May
Munich, DE - Olympiahalle Munich Thursday 19. May
Amneville, FR - Galaxie Amneville Friday 20. May
Cologne, DE - Lanxess Arena Saturday 21. May
Rotterdam, NL - Ahoy Monday 23. May
Dublin, IE - O2 Dublin Wednesday 25. May
Manchester, GB - MEN Arena Manchester Friday 27. May
Birmingham, GB - LG Arena Sunday 29. May
London, GB - O2 Arena Tuesday 31. May

US & Canada
Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena, Thursday 16. June
Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center), Sunday 19. June
Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday 21. June
East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center, Friday 24. June
Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre, Tuesday 28. June
Montreal, QC - Centre Bell Centre, Thursday 30. June
Boston, MA - TD Garden, Wednesday 6. July
Chicago, IL - United Center, Friday 6. August
Fri 19. Aug. Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center, USA
Sat 20. Aug. Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center, USA
Sun 21. Aug. Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center, USA
Tue 23. Aug. San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre, USA
Thu 25. Aug. San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion, USA
Fri 26. Aug. Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena, USA
Sat 27. Aug. Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena, USA
Tue 30. Aug. Anaheim, CA - Honda Center, USA
Wed 31. Aug. Anaheim, CA - Honda Center, USA
Fri 2. Sep. Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center, USA
Sat 3. Sep. Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena, USA
Sun 4. Sep. Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena, USA
Wed 7. Sep. Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center, USA
Fri 9. Sep. Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center, USA
Sat 10. Sep. Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum, USA
Mon 12. Sep. Norfolk, VA - Scope Arena, USA

Europe pt. 2
Sat 5. Nov. St Petersburg - New Arena, Russian Federation
Fri 11. Nov. Lodz - Atlas Arena, Poland
Tue 15. Nov. Liepzig - Arena, Germany
Wed 16. Nov. Mannheim - SAP Arena, Germany
Fri 18. Nov. Zurich - Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Sat 19. Nov. Dortmund - Westfalenhalle, Germany
Sun 20. Nov. Herning - Jyske Bank Boxen Arena, Denmark
Tue 22. Nov. Zagreb - Arena, Croatia
Wed 23. Nov. Budapest - Arena, Hungary
Sat 26. Nov. Sofia - Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria

Australia
2. Dec - Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
3. Dec - McLaren Vale - Leconfield Wines
6. Dec - Perth - Kings Park
9. Dec - Sydney - Entertainment Centre
10. Dec - Hunter Valley - Hope Estate
14. Dec - Brisbane - Entertainment Centre
17. Dec - Yarra Valley - Rochford Wines

The 2011 Soldier Of Love tour line-up is the same as the 2001 Lovers Live tour; Ryan Waters (guitar), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion), Pete Lewinson (drums), Leroy Osbourne (backing vocals), Tony Momrelle (backing vocals) and of course Stuart Matthewman (guitar, sax), Andrew Hale (keyboards), Paul Denman (bass) and Sade Adu on lead vocals.

The set-list in Hamburg, Germany, Tuesday 03. May 2011
01. Soldier of Love
02. Your Love Is King
03. Skin
04. Kiss of Life
05. Love is Found
06. In Another Time
07. Smooth Operator
08. Jezebel
09. Bring Me Home
10. Is It a Crime
11. Love is Stronger Than Pride
12. All About Our Love
13. Paradise / Nothing Can Come Between Us
14. Morning Bird
15. King of Sorrow
16. The Sweetest Taboo
17. The Moon and the Sky
18. Pearls
19. No Ordinary Love
20. By Your Side
Encore
21. Cherish the Day


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