Stevie Wonder is out offering free concerts to his delighted fans in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.
The musical genius performed a free pop-up concert at SummerStage in Central Park on Monday night. The free concerts were a part of a news conference promoting Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life Performance tour. Interestingly, the concert did require tickets to attend, but the event was free. Wonder gave a total of three shows which were free to attend, but they didn’t last more than a few minutes. Needless to say, these were meant to rile up excitement about Wonder’s upcoming tour.
If that’s not all, the first 1,000 attendees were even given doughnuts, too. Stevie Wonder’s performance in Dilworth Park, Philadelphia, was sought by crazy fans, who jostled to hear all-time favorite hits including “Superstition” and “Uptight.” The fans struggled to get as near the stage and tried furiously to get tickets on their smartphones.
Fans even managed to ask a few question to Stevie Wonder during his free concert and the musician was happy to answer them. When asked what his favorite song was, the singer answered, “I haven’t written it yet,” reported CBS.
The Inquisitr reported that Stevie Wonder will be performing on 20 more dates in the United States, and some shows will be held in Canada, as well. Interestingly, Wonder hasn’t divulged the exact locations or venues where his shows will be held. However, if the attendance to his free concerts is any indicator, the shows will have to be held in very large arenas to accommodate his crazy fans.
Stevie Wonder is known to keep extending his tours. Incidentally, this Songs in the Key of Life Performance tour itself had begun in November and was supposed to last for a few months only. But, the singer and multi-talented artist has extended it twice. The next performance of Wonder is expected to be at the Life is Beautiful 2015 festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from September 25 (Friday) to September 27 (Sunday). The tour will see Wonder performing in Washington on October 3, in Philadelphia on October 7, and in New York in Madison Square Garden on November 24, reported Yahoo.
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