by / December 3rd, 2010 /

Sade – The O2, Dublin

SADE EMBARKS ON FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR IN 17 YEARS

Following the platinum selling success of Soldier of Love, Sade announces their highly anticipated return to the world’s stage. SADE will play Live at the O2 on 25 May 2011.

Sade will perform over 70 concerts in top arenas across the globe next year, in an effort to reach her vast and loyal fan base. Their classic sound set to haunting, unmistakable vocals creates the most intimate of concert experiences in a way that only an unforgettable Sade performance can.

Sade’s last tour was in 2001 where they performed for more than 1,000,000 fans across the US. However, her Irish and British fans have waited much longer. Sade will perform songs from their collection of timeless hits – ‘Smooth Operator’, ‘No Ordinary Love’ – and ‘The Sweetest Taboo’ as well as songs from their critically acclaimed album, ‘Soldier of Love.

Worldwide, ‘Soldier of Love’ has proven to be a smash selling over three million copies. The album skyrocketed to number one in countries including 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”, Rolling Stone wrote, “it’s unimpeachably excellent,” and The Boston Globe calls it, “a rich and rewarding album.” But the accolades don’t stop there. Associated Press raved, “like a long-ago lover not quite forgotten, Sade has returned to steal our hearts with more beautiful, uncategorised music,” Billboard was quoted as saying, “it’s been 10 years since Sade released an album, but be forewarned – the giant has awoken,” while People Magazine reminds us that “Sade remains the voice of comfort to the wounded heart.”

Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success in Ireland, the UK and internationally throughout the span of their twenty-five year career.