Friday, September 12, 2014

Stevie Wonder to perform 'Songs in the Key of Life' live

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

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Stevie Wonder performed his classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life live for the first time at an L.A. benefit concert late last year. Now, he will take the performance on an 11-date tour that stops at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 20.

Wonder told Rolling Stone that fans shouldn't expect a faithful re-creation of the record. In previous performances he has played all of the album's songs, but switched the order and threw in songs from a bonus EP from the same era into the set list for a total of 21 songs.

"The only difference to the actual layout of Songs in the Key of Life is, as opposed to ending with the songs 'All Day Sucker' and 'My Mama's Call,' I'm going to end it with 'Another Star,' because I feel that song is the right one to do," he told RS. "Now, we're going to put the other two songs that were on the EP in the presentation as well, so they'll be probably the first two extra songs after the first part of Songs in the Key of Life, which are 'Saturn' and 'Ebony Eyes.'"

Tickets go on sale Sept. 22 at livenation.com. Check out the podcast Sound Opinion's Classic Album Dissection of Songs in the Key of Life here.


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