People pay good money to watch John Legend in concert, but if you happened to be in London’s St. Pancras station at just the right time this week, you may have gotten a free show. Because that was no ordinary piano player tickling the ivories for London commuters on Wednesday morning. That was a Grammy, Oscar, NAACP, Golden Globe, Billboard, VMA and American Music Award-winning legend.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 29, 2017
OK, maybe not so much a surprise; more of a last-minute heads-up. The crooner arrived to much fanfare and then hijacked the piano at St. Pancras station. Like a boss. And he didn’t give a brief performance either. Legend gave the people what they wanted, and sang several of his biggest hits including “Ordinary People,” “Surefire” and “All of Me.”
— Lucy Jayne Ford (@lucyj_ford) March 29, 2017
— Time Out London (@TimeOutLondon) March 29, 2017
Oh, to be that close. Of course, it was all in celebration of International Piano Day because that’s how John rolls.
It’s International Piano Day today! We can’t wait to hear all the performances on our station pianos! 🎶🎹
— St Pancras Int (@StPancrasInt) March 29, 2017
Hmm, wonder if St. Pancras station knew there would be a legend in their midst?
Aside from the goodness of his heart, Legend may have an ulterior motive. The singer recently announced that tickets for the European leg of his Darkness and Light Tour were available. (He kicks off the tour on this side of the pond on May 12 in Miami.) But we’re OK with his promotion style. If this is just a part of what we get during a John Legend show, we should be all be getting tickets. Though the free show is almost as good. We’re not worthy, John.