To celebrate the release of the upcoming John Legend and The Roots album ‘Wake Up!’, John Legend and The Roots will perform at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 23 as part of “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express.”
Jennifer Hudson, Common, Melanie Fiona, Estelle and CL Smooth have just been announced to perform alongside him.

Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee (Inside Man, Miracle at St. Anna, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing) will direct the headline performance.
The collaborative covers album, titled Wake Up!, from music sensations John Legend and The Roots features a variety of songs from the 1960’s and 70’s – all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness.

The album is not only designed to represent change, hope and activism, but also features the original track “Shine” from the upcoming documentary film Waiting for Superman.

The performance, will be live-streamed at 9:00PM/ET at and coincides with the highly anticipated collaborative album release, Wake Up!, from Legend and The Roots on October 18th.

“I am thrilled to help bring to life the extraordinary vision of John Legend and The Roots for this one-of-a-kind collaboration,” said filmmaker Spike Lee.