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
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.