This summer in London, Stevie Wonder will be performing his classic 1976 album ?Songs in the Key of Life? in front of 65,00 people. Songs in the Key of Life tour is scheduled for Sunday, Jul. 10, at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park. The Motown star will be performing a week after Carole King, who will also perform at the festival. King will be performing Tapestry in full for the first time, according to The Guardian.
Wonder has done shows in the US and have featured the album along with a second set of hits at the Madison Square Garden in New York. He had performed for four hours with the gig. So, his set might be extensive this time.
Since 2014, Wonder has been playing it to get rave reviews in America. Rolling Stone reviewed it as “free-spirited, triumphant and huge.” The three hour show was described as “a journey of jubilation” by The New York Times (via The Guardian).
The double album-with-extra-EP Songs in the Key of Life was Wonder?s 18th album, and he was the first American artist to debut straight at the No. 1 spot at the Billboard pop chart. In addition, the album also won four Grammy awards in 1977. He received the album of the year award, best R&B vocal performance, producer of the year and best male pop vocal performance. It was announced as the best album of all time by the critics. Prince and Elton John were among them.
The songs were personal favorites of President Obama, Kanye West, Sir Elton John and George, notes BBC.
Fans can buy tickets on Mar. 18 on general sale with general admission at ?65 and diamond circle passes at ?249. It also offers two presale tickets for fans. The Barclaycard pre-sale from 9 a.m. on Mar. 11, and the AEG/BST pre-sale from 9 a.m. on Mar. 17.