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    The American singer John Legend will perform on Saturday, July 9, 2022, starting with 9:00 pm, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of the Lucca Summer Festival 2022.

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    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the concert, initially planned for July 5, 2020, was postponed first to July 10, 2021, and then to July 9, 2022. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date.

     

    THE ARTIST

    John Roger Stephens was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. He began playing the piano at age 4. At the age of 7, he started performing with his church choir.

    Prior to the release of his debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004, Legend collaborated with artists like Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Slum Village, Fort Minor, and Lauryn Hill. To date, he released seven full-length studio albums, four live albums, two video albums, three extended plays, 39 singles and two promotional singles.

    The artist won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award in 2015 for co-writing the song Glory from the film Selma. He also won 11 Grammy Awards.

    In 2017, he received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage. Next year, he portrayed Jesus Christ in NBC’s adaptation of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. He received a Primetime Emmy Award for his acting role, becoming one of 16 people who won all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

    Since 2019, Legend has been featured as a coach on The Voice.

     

    THE FESTIVAL

    The first edition of the Lucca Summer Festival was held in 1998, when Bob Dylan, George Benson and Joe Cocker performed on stage.

    Over time, important names attended the festival, among which we can mention David Bowie, James Brown, Mark Knopfler, Jamiroquai, Seal, Zucchero, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Anastacia, Giorgia, Green Day, Ennio Morricone and The Rolling Stones.

     

    THE VENUE

    Piazza Napoleone is the main square of Lucca, and one of the places where, every year in the summer, is held one of the most important music festivals in Italy, the Lucca Summer Festival.

    Piazza Napoleone is located inside the city walls of Lucca, about 650 meters away from the Lucca railway station. The closest bus stop is Napoleone, located in the northwestern corner of the square, on the bus Lines 5, LAM Blu and LAM Verde.

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