Stevie Wonder will embark on his first tour in more than a decade later this month. The 13-city "A Wonder Summer's Night" tour launches Aug. 23 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, and wraps Sept. 20 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston.
Among the packed, excited crowd of 300 at one of London's most famous musical landmarks, a sense of Wonder was tangible. The Motown legend was about to perform a one-off concert for national adult contemporary broadcaster BBC Radio 2, open only to contest winners, media and label staff.
Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week, notching her second chart-topper with "I Am Me." With sales of 220,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Simpson's sophomore Geffen effort debuts ahead of new sets from Rod Stewart, Martina McBride, Stevie Wonder, Bun-B and Depeche Mode.