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From LA, Hints of Sade's Cricket Show



    It's been nearly 10 years since Sade has stepped foot on a stage to go on a worldwide tour, and although the world has changed, Sade hasn't. She's still a class act with good pipes and no lip-synching, and that's refreshing in the auto-tuned world we live in.

    The singing icon is due to play a sold-out show at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on Tuesday night. Sharing the bill with her is a soon-to-be vocal legend, John Legend.

    On the first night of a three night sold-out tour at the Staples Center in L.A. over the weekend, the crowd paid big bucks to see Sade at work.

    And while John Legend's isn't a household name just yet in some circles, it will be. San Diego fans could be in for a special treat -- he kicked off his show in L.A. on Friday with a song that has saturated the airwaves for months now. Here's a hint: The original singer of the song was in San Diego recently at her own show at SDSU's Open Air Theater.

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    In L.A., Legend performed his staples "Ordinary People" and "Green Light," and he even debuted the future heartbreak anthem "Dreams." Legend's show gave off a vibe of you having just wandered into the coolest club and were hanging with the coolest of the cool.

    While Legend was, cool, Sade was hot from the get-go at the Staples Center. Her "Soldier of Love" which is off of her latest album of original material and which was released just last year, instantly captured your attention and did not let go.

    With a career spanning all the way back to the '80s, there's no way Sade could do all of the songs people wanted her to. (If you're a fan of "Lovers Rock," for example, you were out of luck. But "Sweetest Taboo," "No Ordinary Love" and "Nothing Can Come Between Us" wowed the L.A. crowd.

    The only thing that was kind of odd in L.A. was the fact that she her performing some of her numbers behind a sheer white curtain -- but it makes sense when you see it.

    She's only doing one night here in San Diego, but trust me when I say, she'll leave you wanting more....

    • Sade, with John Legend
    • Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista
    • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.