John Legend to appear Oct. 20 at the Palladium

8/2/2021 12AM

Soul star touring behind Grammy-winning album Bigger Love


CARMEL, Ind. – EGOT-winning R&B singer-songwriter John Legend is back on the road and will make his Center for the Performing Arts debut in October.


Musician John Legend smiling and wearing sunglasses.

John Legend is one of only 16 artists to have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

Legend’s Bigger Love Tour, previously delayed by the pandemic, will hit the Palladium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Tickets starting at $96 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the Palladium Box Office, online at and by phone at (317) 843-3800. The event is part of the Center’s 2021-22 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.


The tour supports Legend’s 2020 album Bigger Love, which claimed Best R&B Album honors at this year’s Grammy Awards.


One of the most versatile talents in American entertainment, Legend landed three Grammys with his 2004 debut album, Get Lifted, and has since distinguished himself as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and film producer. He received a 2018 Emmy nomination for his lead role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar and won the award as a producer of the show, becoming one of just 16 people and the first Black man to claim all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. In 2019, Legend joined NBC’s The Voice as a coach and was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.


Legend’s appearance is among many 2021 Center Presents performances that will go on sale Friday for the first time as individual events. Tickets for the entire 2021-22 season are available now through the purchase of a series subscription package.


Among other advantages, subscription packages offer up to 20 percent off standard pricing as well as early access to choice seats before single-event tickets go on sale to the general public. A Create Your Own series package requires choosing just three events from the more than 40 performances already announced. Subscriptions and more information are available at and by phone at (317) 843-3800.


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at