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September 30, 2010

Sade kicks off first global tour in decade at 1st Mariner Arena

British pop singer Sade will kick off her first tour in a decade in Baltimore, she announced today.

Sade, the singer of "Smooth Operator," is one of the most commercially successful British artists, but she's been mainly off the charts for the last decade.

Her new album, "Soldier of Love," though, went platinum earlier this year, and has received critical acclaim.

Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena will be the first stop on the tour, which kicks off June 16, 2011. Ten other cities have been confirmed, not including Washington.

Tickets go on sale October 16 at

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:51 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: News


Since when did this become a music review blog? There is an alcoholic beverage in the banner, not a treble clef. Out of the last 20 or so posts, the overwhelming minority is about baltimore bars. Shame. I do heart wtmd tho. That guy's pic is just too...

Wonder why she picked 1st Mariner? Odd choice to kick off a world tour, IMO. Not that I don't love me some B-more... just saying...

@robert: thanks for reading Midnight Sun. The blog covers two beats: nightlife and music, and so, there'll be content from both. Unfortunately I have to remind you that no, content on the blog hasn't shifted to music from bar/drinking news, something you might have noticed if you'd just bothered to scroll down the blog.

Here's just a sample of the bar blog posts that I've written this past week.

I'll also point out that Im working on print stories on Baltimore Beer Week and a gallery of the best bars in the city.

Next time, read closer:

seriosly . . . sade . . . you are posting about sade . . . .

Man....would everyone cut this guy some slack. Sure, I've ripped Erik when he's posted wrong information, but everyone getting on him about quality of posts is ridiculous.

You're a teatotaller, aren't you Mazza? Admit it. You don't even drink!

Music posts have always been a part of Midnight Sun. Look at the archives and stop whining.

Erik, while I believe you are making a genuine attempt to include bar/nightlife posts, there has been a major shift in the content of this blog since you took over. For better or for worse, Midnight Sun has become more of a music forum than about what's going on in the Baltimore bar scene, and the commenters are right to at least discuss the change. Good luck.

as a follower of this blog from day one, I even remember Sam lamenting the fact that he'd get 100+ comments for a post about tipping a bartender (or similar) vs. 0-5 for a music one. While I'm not that big into the music scene, keep pumping them all out and I stay happy

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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