John Legend to Perform at The Pearl with Special Guest Estelle Jan. 10

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Multi-talented performer John Legend is set to perform at The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.  The London-based emerging singer/rapper/songwriter Estelle will appear as Legend’s special guest.

John Legend, whose first leg of the North American tour kicked off in November, adds Vegas to a second leg of the Grammy-winning artist’s tour. Legend’s upcoming tour dates mark the artist’s first major concert series since his massively successful world tour in 2007 which was captured on the Live From Philadelphia CD and DVD.

Legend’s most recent album, EVOLVER, recently reached the #4 slot on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart , #1 position on America’s R&B Album chart, #1 on the Album Retailer chart and #1 on the Digital Albums chart. One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2008, EVOLVER is Legend’s first full-length studio album in two years and includes Estelle as a special guest. In addition to Estelle, guests on EVOLVER include OutKast’s Andre 3000, R&B/pop superstar Brandy and Legend’s longtime collaborator Kanye West. Songs on EVOLVER include the single “Green Light” (featuring Andre 3000), “It’s Over” (featuring Kanye West), “Everybody Knows,” “No Other Love” (featuring Estelle), “Satisfaction,” “This Time,” “Cross The Line,” “I Love, You Love,” “Good Morning,” “If You’re Out There,” and “Quickly” (featuring Brandy).

Presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation, tickets for John Legend are $50.00, $60.00 and $80.00, plus any additional service fees. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, December 6 at noon. Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 702-474-4000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com to purchase tickets. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.

About John Legend:
Released in late December 2004, John Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and became America’s #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop album in January 2005. A critical and commercial triumph, Get Lifted earned Legend an astounding eight Grammy nominations — he won Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Ordinary People”) and Best R&B album — while selling more than three million copies worldwide.

Legend’s second collection, Once Again, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #3 shortly after its release in October 2006, peaking at #1 on the R&B Album Sales chart, earning an RIAA platinum certification while securing two Grammy nominations: “Save Room” (for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance) and “Heaven” (which won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance).

In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), a grassroots movement whose mission is “to fight economic and spiritual poverty through fostering sustainable development (personal, social, educational, economic) at the individual, family, and small community levels.”