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Tune in to John Legend and The Roots, live from NYC

By Dana Vetter

Music Manager, Marketing Programs

Tonight, John Legend and The Roots take the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City, in their first concert together since the release of their new album, Wake Up. The performance will be live streamed on YouTube at 9 p.m. (ET) at www.youtube.com/johnlegendvevo and directed by award-winning director Spike Lee.

Here’s John and ?uestlove from The Roots to tell you what the night will bring...

The evening will feature songs from the album – covers of ‘60s and ‘70s funk, soul and reggae-tinged hits with socially-conscious themes -– some John Legend classics and a few set list surprises. Watch Legend and ?uestlove discuss their album inspirations and check out their favorite videos here from their YouTube homepage curation earlier this week.

And if John and The Roots weren’t enough, they will be joined on stage throughout the evening by several special guests, including Estelle, Common, Melanie Fiona and who knows...perhaps an American Idol-turned-Dreamgirl.

This concert is part of the new “Unstaged” series brought to you by YouTube, American Express and Vevo. It will feature a pre-show from Spike, John, and ?uestlove that includes answers to the questions you tweeted earlier this week, along with the ability to choose your own camera angle, vote on which song they should play, and share comments with other fans via Twitter and Facebook.

Tune in for a memorable evening of musical collaboration and surprise guests, with a legendary director at the helm – all live from New York City.

Not at your computer tonight? Check back on the same channel for the archived highlights.