Stevie Wonder to perform classic album Songs In The Key Of Life on rare tour

Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in full as he embarks on a rare tour across North America starting in November. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in full as he embarks on a rare tour across North America starting in November. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in full as he embarks on a rare tour across North America starting in November.

The blind Motown legend will launch the 11-date tour at New York's Madison Square Garden on November 6 to play the 1976 double-album, which featured hits such as Isn't She Lovely and I Wish. Wonder decided on the tour after playing Songs In The Key Of Life in full in December at his annual Los Angeles charity concert which raises money to provide holiday gifts for low-income children.

The tour will be the 64-year-old singer-keyboardist's first across the United States since 2009. A pre-sale for tickets starts on Tuesday.

Wonder has remained a regular presence at festivals, playing Montreux in Switzerland and Roskilde in Denmark among other European venues this summer.