Lyfe on the Road: Emerging Pop/Urban Artist Lyfe On-Board
Select Dates With John Legend + Solo Headline Concerts
Debut Album, 'Lyfe 268-192,' Climbing Billboard Top 200 Album Sales Chart
As his highly-acclaimed debut album, Lyfe 268-192, climbs the Top 200, the urban/pop recording artist Lyfe is hitting the road for a series of solo concerts and, on select dates, the coveted support slot on the John Legend tour (see full itinerary following).
A two-time #1 Billboard Heatseekers album (2/20/05 & 3/6/05), Lyfe 268-192 is currently selling upwards of 20,000 units a week and has just jumped from #56 to #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales chart. (The record began charting on the Top 200 in September 2004, entering the chart at #193, and moving consistently upward -- it's currently #42 -- since then.)
Released on August 17, 2004, Lyfe 268-192 immediately established the worldly and poetic Lyfe as an aesthetic force of nature with mainstream and underground support.
Rolling Stone (Nov. 11, 2004) found Lyfe's songs " ... eloquent in their depiction of struggle ... ."
"Filled with a genuine rawness reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Donny Hathaway," wrote the edgy New York taste-making YRB, "Lyfe 268-192 is a thought-provoking journey into the soul of a man whose lyrics tell a melodic story of the everyday realities that affect us all, yet allows us to exhale because somebody finally gets it."
Lyfe brings the full force of his songs to his concert audiences, winning converts wherever he plays. "Bringing only an acoustic guitar to the hallowed 125th Street venue," wrote the hip-hop bible The Source (July 2004), "Lyfe won over the notoriously demanding Apollo crowd and dominated the Amateur Show competition, winning five straight times."
Catch Lyfe Live 6/10/05 Atlanta, GA Vibe Music Festival 6/12/05 Orlando, FL House Of Blues 6/13/05 Tampa, FL Club Manila (Lyfe) 6/14/05 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues- Myrtle Beach (John Legend) 6/17/05 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (John Legend) 6/18/05 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage (John Legend) 6/20/05 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre (John Legend) 6/23/05 Norfolk, VA VA Norva (John Legend) 6/24/05 Raleigh-Durham, NC Carolina Theatre (John Legend) 6/25/05 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium (John Legend) 6/26/05 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre (John Legend) 6/30/05 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre (John Legend) 7/1/05 New Orleans, LA Essence Festival 7/2/05 Austin, TX Austin Stubbs Outdoor (John Legend) 7/8/05 Minneapolis, MN Denver Gothic Theatre (John Legend) 7/9/05 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (John Legend) 7/11/05 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Quest (John Legend) 7/15/05 Richmond, VA Kawanah Plaza (Lyfe) 7/16/05 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino w/ Common (Lyfe) 7/17/05 Rochester, NY Rochester Music Fest 7/19/05 Washington, DC Club Dream w/ Common (Lyfe) 7/24/05 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues (Common) 7/26/05 Springfield, OH Veteran's Park Auditorium (John Legend) 7/27/05 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues (Lyfe) 7/29/05 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (John Legend) 8/4/05 Nashville, TN Festival (John Legend) 8/5/05 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre (John Legend) 8/6/05 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues 8/12/05 San Antonio, TX Lonestar Pavilion (John Legend) 8/16/05 Albuquerque, NM w/ Common 8/18/05 San Diego, CA Humphries (John Legend) 8/19/05 Oakland, CA The Grand (John Legend) 8/20/05 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues (John Legend) 8/21/05 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues (John Legend) 8/24/05 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (John Legend) 8/25/05 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre (John Legend) 8/26/05 Vancouver Commodore
For more information, please contact Tony Ferguson, Sony Urban, New York, 212-833-4595; email: Tony.Ferguson@sonybmg.com
SOURCE: Sony Urban Music/Epic Records
CONTACT: Tony Ferguson, Sony Urban, New York, +1-212-833-4595,