Sade Wows Austin Crowd

Written by on October 20, 2011 in Live Reviews, October 20, 2011 - Comments Off on Sade Wows Austin Crowd

SadeAfter a 10 year performance hiatus, Sade Adu has returned to the stage, recently gracing Austin’s Frank Erwin Center with her powerful vocals.  Sade, known for her distinctive blend of R&B, soul, jazz, and soft rock, stopped in Austin as part of her world tour in support of her recent album, The Ultimate Collection.  To open the show, Sade rose from the stage to the thunderous beat of last year’s hit, “Soldier of Love.” As her band filled the stadium with their powerful sound, Sade dedicated her song “Your Love is King” to the audience. Sade’s performance was playful and her was voice was as wonderful as ever.

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John LegendJohn LegendJohn LegendOpening for Sade was John Legend.  With a full band and back-up singers, Legend performed selections which included “Ordinary People,” “Dreams,” and a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”

Review by Margy Moore
Photographs by Scott Moore – Limelight Imaging