GIG OF THE WEEK

The Star Early Edition - - TONIGHT EDITOR'S NOTE -

JOHN LEGEND Coca Cola Dome (to­mor­rrow and Sun­day)

THIS one is for all the guys who want to give their women an early Christ­mas present.

John Legend is the per­fect gift. Take it from a man who saw him per­form ear­lier in the week: ev­ery woman in the au­di­ence was un­der his spell.

The All of Me Tour has the power to make you for­get about your prob­lems. Given that the singer wrote the song All of Me for his wife Chrissy Teigen, Legend brought her along, so you can wit­ness, first hand, the love they share. There is a hu­mil­ity about Legend and it is ev­i­dent when he talks about his life and how he has strug­gled to make a name for him­self.

Most of the per­for­mances are done on the pi­ano, with about three or so singers and a hand­ful of peo­ple on stringed in­stru­ments. No dancers, no fire­works or any other sort of the­atrics. Just sim­ple soul mu­sic by a man with a lot to say.

If you’re a purist, one thing you might not like is how he switches from one song to the next with­out com­plet­ing them, es­pe­cially be­cause this is a far cry from how a song sounds on the CD.

While he may sit at the pi­ano most of the time, he does en­gage with the au­di­ence.

To all guys out there, from one man to the next, this is just what she might need be­fore the year is up. – Munya Vomo

Tick­ets: R395 to R965 at Com­puticket. 8pm. The Co­caCola Dome, cnr Olieven­hout Ave and Northum­ber­land Rd, North Rid­ing.

PIC­TURE: MATTHEW WIL­LIAMS

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