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John Legend announces new Christmas album and tour with a few stops close to home


It’s going to be a legendary Christmas with a brand new album and tour coming from Springfield’s John Legend.

The Legendary Christmas Tour includes one Ohio stop in Columbus on Dec. 9 at Palace Theatre and in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre on Dec. 10.

Fan club and other presale offers begin today. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Click here for ticket information. Tickets for the Columbus show range from $89-204 and tickets for the Indianapolis show range from $79-$254. Presale tickets are selling quickly already!

>> John Legend’s career over the years

The album will drop on Oct. 26 via Columbia records and feature special guests including Stevie Wonder playing harmonica on "What Christmas Means to Me" and Esperanza Spalding singing on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," according to published news reports.

>> John Legend thrilled to be joining ‘The Voice’

It’s been a big month for Legend, earning the rare distinction of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner) with a Creative Emmy win for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar” and recently signing on as a mentor on “The Voice.”

>> John Legend takes home Emmy, becomes first African-American man to earn EGOT


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