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Sade and John Legend Live in Pittsburgh - Concert Recap

Sade and John Legend Live in Pittsburgh - Concert Recap

A lot of great music was played in the Burgh this weekend. Most notable was Sade and John Legend who sold-out the Consol Energy Center on Saturday night. It was her first Pittsburgh performance in over ten years and Boring Pittsburgh was there to cover the concert for everyone who couldn’t make it.

The tour celebrates Sade’s recently launched, digitally remastered Ultimate Collection. She was true to form and gave Pittsburgh a night to remember. Her band, most of which has been with her since the beginning, was multi-talented to say the least. Each member played at least two instruments throughout the show. One song would have two guitars and a bass, while in another, a guitarist would swap his strings for a sax. These are genuine jazz professionals and each one of them poured their souls into the music they produced for us on Saturday. If Usher is the proclaimed King of R&B, Sade is without a doubt the reigning Queen – though, she is so humble and appreciative that she would never willingly accept that title.

So many bridges in this city, and I feel like they all lead to my heart. -Sade

Sade and John Legend Live in Pittsburgh - Concert Recap

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh 6/18/2011

Sade Live in Pittsburgh - Encore performance! "Cherish the Day"

Encore performance! "Cherish the Day"

Sade Live in Pittsburgh - Encore performance! "Cherish the Day"

Encore performance! "Cherish the Day"

John Legend in Pittsburgh

John Legend opened the concert and the way he walked out on stage under the red lights was pure class. It’s no wonder he quit his consulting career early after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, that man can sing! The crowd loved him, and you could tell he loves Pittsburgh.

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend Live Concert in Pittsburgh

John Legend johnlegendBack on the bus. Headed to the black & yellow

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  • Lisa

    Omg I wanted to go so bad! Thanks so much for posting this!

    • http://BoringPittsburgh.com Boring Pittsburgh

      Our pleasure!

  • Julie Gong

    great pictures. sade was pure brilliance. and they way they entered and left the stage the same way… awesome. so classy it hurts.

  • Gary

    This was the most incredible performance I’ve ever seen! I’m normally not a fan of light shows and props, but in this case, it complimented the music perfectly and just created “pure brilliance” as the above poster noted. Sade and friends create soulful, awe-inspiring tunes while remaining humble and classy in their delivery.

    Fantastic pics. Any chance we see a live DVD recording of this performance?

  • jealous

    wish i was there

  • WV Native

    My husband and I attended the Sade concert as well.

    Your video is very nice and great to see in HD. The quality of the camera and equipment is fantastic, but your videography skills need some fine-tuning. Please be mindful of zooming in/out and how much you wobble. Becoming more graceful and smooth with the zoom will really add an extra level of professionalism to your videos!

    Thanks for making it so easy to reminisce about the awesome time we had in Pittsburgh!

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