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John Legend Shines on Bigger Love LA Tour Stop & Previews 'Stardust' From Next Album

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John Legend during his Bigger Love Tour at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2021.

After kicking off his Bigger Love Tour earlier this month in Atlanta, John Legend hit The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for his latest stop. In addition to impressing fans with his biggest hits, he also unveiled some never-before-heard music, which will be part of his upcoming, yet-untitled eighth studio album, out next year, Legend told the crowd.

With soaring live vocals, silky-smooth piano playing skills and over-the-top outfit changes to match, the EGOT winner sang his fan-favorite songs ranging from breakout hit "Ordinary People" (2005) to his latest album's title track "Bigger Love" (2020). As an added bonus, Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen was in attendance at the amphitheater too.

At one point on Tuesday night, Legend performed  his unreleased song "Stardust," which he said is Teigen's favorite of the many tracks he wrote during the pandemic while bonding with his family. "The lyrics say that each of us has a piece of the universe inside of us, each of us means something to this world and we're part of something bigger," he said as the crowd applauded. "You can sing it to your partner, to your kids, to anybody that you love. We're all made of stardust."

In the moving chorus, the hitmaker sings, "You are made of stardust/ The universe inside ya/ A straight-up miracle/ You're so incredible/ How you sometimes can forget/ You're brilliant, like stardust."

Michelle Shiers*
John Legend during his Bigger Love Tour at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2021.

Throughout the starry night, Legend shared heartfelt stories and hilarious jokes about his journey from his native Springfield, Ohio -- where he grew up playing piano and singing in church -- to his college days at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked with other rising acts as well as established artists, to his time working a traditional office job upon graduation.

As it turns out, one of those artists Legend played with during college is Lauryn Hill, and he's credited as the piano player on her beloved track "Everything Is Everything," a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.

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John Legend during his Bigger Love Tour at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2021.

Legend's latest and seventh studio album, Bigger Love, debuted in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 last year. He's currently returning as a coach on season 21 of The Voice, alongside fellow vets Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, as well as panel newcomer Ariana Grande.

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John Legend during his Bigger Love Tour at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2021.

LA fans can catch Legend live and witness the Bigger Love Tour experience first-hand on Wednesday night (Sept. 22) at 8 p.m. PT at The Greek Theatre, and the performer will then hit the stage in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Texas before eventually making his way to Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and more. Legend will conclude his 2021 Bigger Love Tour in Indianapolis on October 20.

Ahead of the tour, Legend said in a statement, “I cannot wait to come together with you after all this time we’ve been apart. It is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, and I can’t wait for all of us to get lifted again with live music.”

See the complete list of John Legend's Bigger Love Tour dates below and find tickets at his official website.

Sept. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Sept. 24 - Tucson, AZ @ Casino Del Sol - Ava Amphitheater
Sept. 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
Oct. 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater
Oct. 3 - Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
Oct. 6 - Dallas, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre
Oct. 7 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 9 - St. Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 10 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
Oct. 12 - Washington, D.C. @ MGM National Harbor
Oct. 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
Oct. 15 - New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at MSG
Oct. 16 - Mashantucket, CT @ Premier Theater - Foxwoods Resort
Oct. 17 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Mason Temple Theatre
Oct. 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Palladium - Center for the Performing Arts