Stevie Wonder will be on tour in 2015, and playing his entire “Songs In The Key Of Life” album.
Wonder’s tour will include dates in April, and then more dates this summer. The Summerfest show date is set for June 27. Tickets for the Summerfest show are on sale as of this Saturday.
As most fans know, Stevie Wonder was a child prodigy, signed by Motown Records in the early 1960’s. That’s how he got the label “Little Stevie Wonder.” At that age, he needed help with songwriting, and production. He produced Tribute to Uncle Ray and The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. During his early teen years, he struggled with a voice that was changing. He also spent some time working in the background for Motown, writing songs for other artists.
In 1968, Wonder’s popularity started to skyrocket. His co writer, Henry Cosby wrote songs such as My Cherie Amor, one song that became a hit when he reached the age of 20. In 1972, Stevie Wonder wrote “Superstition.” That song put Wonder back on the map. Four years later, Songs in the Key of Life was released. It was a massive effort on behalf of Wonder, and it was his crowning achievement. That double album will be the theme of the Summerfest show in June.