John Legend on his roots in Philly, political activism, and how his ‘Bigger Love’ tour is giving his music new life

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — When the Met Philadelphia reopened as a concert venue in 2018, John Legend was the second headliner to take the century-old opera house’s stage. (Bob Dylan beat him by one day.) On Wednesday, Legend returns to the North Broad Street venue, 14 months after he was originally scheduled to. His “Bigger Love” tour — named after his 2020 Grammy winner for best R&B album — was slotted to play Philadelphia in August 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Pennsylvania grad and People magazine’s 2019 Sexiest Man Alive is a consummate musician and activis…

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