Darkness and Light, John Legend will pay a visit to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Met with tepid sales figures despite critical acclaim, his latest sees the Ohio native adding dark undertones to his signature love ballads. Legend croons to his wife and infant daughter but also frets over political unrest and the future, which may have rattled longtime fans at first listen. Though love songs are still present, Darkness and Light marks an evolution of sorts for a singer-songwriter who seems to be expanding his reach beyond romance. Surely, however, Legend will perform plenty of older cuts as well; the versatile artist is capable of commanding a crowd both with a full band and by his lonesome, accompanied only by his piano. So no matter how Legend decides to arrange Tuesday’s performance — rescheduled from Sunday because of his appearance at the Billboard Music Awards — it’s unlikely any fans will be disappointed.
Six months removed from the release of his fifth studio album,