Sade - the band and the woman - will be in Utah Oct. 5 with their blend of soft soul, jazz and Latin sounds that has been labeled the quintessential "quiet storm."
The group, led by Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu), will perform at the Huntsman Events Center at 8 p.m.Sade is best known for the hits "Sweetest Taboo" and the earlier "Smooth Operator," but the concert can be expected to draw heavily from Sade's newest album, "Stronger Than Pride," as well.
The new album resulted when Sade regrouped after taking a rest from the whirlwind of touring that surrounded the group's enormously popular first two releases. Sade sold a total of 5 million copies of the first two albums in the United States and more than 20 million albums and singles worldwide.
"Stronger Than Pride" includes the singles "Paradise" and "Love Is Stronger Than Pride," both recorded in the early spring of 1987 in the Bahamas. The album was completed a few months later in the south of France and in Paris.
Sade is the daughter of a Nigerian teacher and an English woman. She studied fashion design and created her own line of menswear before her singing career took off.
The concert is being promoted by United Concerts Productions. Reserved seats, which run $16.50 plus service charge, are available at the usual outlets.