( 4UMF NEWS ) Yahoo On The Road With John Legend A Huge Success:
Manhattan was abuzz thanks to Yahoo! and john Legend. 4UMF was on the scene to report to you. The nine-time Grammy winning musician has teamed up with the internet powerhouse as part of the Yahoo! On The Road concert tour. Kicking off tonight at Washington Heights’ United Palace Theatre, the tour will stop in a different city every day for the entire month of May. Opening for Legend was R&B musician and singer Ryan Leslie.
Leslie stepped onto the stage dressed in all black with a number 13 Mozart jersey. With his gold medallion swinging, Leslie performed several songs off of Les Is More and the highly-anticipated album Black Mozart. Keeping the crowd entertained between sets, DJ Johnny Famous played a wide range of hits spanning over 30 years, spinning everything from Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” to French Montana‘s “Pop That.”
By the time Legend made his way out, the packed audience was at a fever pitch. Accompanied by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Legend dove right into his set which included songs from his upcoming album Love In the Future to his 2004 debut Get Lifted album, including “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” “Save Room” and “Used To Love U.”
Legend and Leslie weren’t the only ones that graced the stage. Funny man Craig Robinson, on hand to promote his upcoming movie Tyler Perry’s Peeples, came out to surprise the crowd and introduce Leslie. Comedian Michael Yo, a regular on Chelsea Lately, also made an appearance.
Driving cross-country from New York to San Francisco, Yahoo! On The Road will be stopping in a different city every day. The tour will then jump the pond to Europe, starting in Berlin on June 11 and ending at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London on July 14. Other artists slated to perform at Yahoo! On The Road include Fall Out Boy, fun., Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, and Empire of the Sun,Musical performances will be streamed live for Yahoo! users everywhere at the Yahoo! On The Road site.The tour will also feature many of Yahoo!’s newly-reimagined products and experiences including Weather, Mail, Flickr, Yahoo! Music, and more.
“We’re excited to hit the road and engage with Yahoo! fans around the U.S. and Europe,” said Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!. “Our mission is to make the world’s daily habits entertaining and inspiring; and nothing brings that to life more than surprising and delighting our users in their daily routines with some of the most popular names in music and entertainment.”
For each concert, Yahoo! will be giving away tickets to fans who show off their Yahoo! pride at the designated bus stop in each city (while supplies last). Getting a ticket will be as easy as uploading a photo with Flickr or downloading the new Yahoo! Weather app. For more information on the tour, tickets or to watch the performances from the comfort of your own home, head over to the official website here.