Where Is Sade: The Wait Goes On

UPDATE: The Wait Is Over: Soldier of Love Coming Feb 8, 2010

Around 10 months ago I wrote a post on singer Sade. You can view that article by clicking here… TheBluesBlogger site was fairly new and I mentioned briefly that I had guitars on my wall for arts sake. They never usually come off the wall, but sometimes when I hear certain music and the mood strikes, I will tune one of them up and play along. I am not a musician and I never will be, but occasionally I do like to pretend. Sade’s music is simple yet so very soulful and inspiring that I can’t help myself sometimes.

Why The Update?

Nothing much has changed in the way of news or updates. So many people wonder what happened to Sade. They look for any information regarding tours in 2008 and 2009 and fall into the rumor mill of any possible tour, performance or new album. A search around the net will not reveal much information at all. However, I felt the need to say hello to her fans that have continued to visit my post that I wrote almost a year ago. It really has generated some massive traffic… I used to feel a little guilty about the article, as it is obvious that Sade, for many reasons has chosen to slip into the background. And the traffic the post continues to generate was perhaps not helping to cool things off… Then I thought, why should I feel bad? If I’m creating a place for true Sade fans to visit and comment, how bad could that be? People can fade away, but never the music they create; especially Sade’s soulful luscious sound. Like a fine wine, I believe her sound gets better with age.

This Is My Concern

There isn’t much information out there and websites, particularly Sade’s MySpace page, is loosing its focus… The last login was March 2006 and multiple layers of music play over each other. It should really be cleaned up as I find it very disappointing… So many of her fans would love to find a place to discuss her music and the times and feelings they had when they first experienced her special gift. Like a photograph that we look back upon and share with a delightful memory and smile, her music will always live on…

My Offer

If any of her fans have the desire to use TheBluesBlogger site as a means to express themselves, then feel free to comment away. I will moderate the comments in a respectful manner. To make it easier, you can subscribe to updates with a check mark at the bottom where you put your comments. You will then be emailed any updates to this post. Let’s keep things respectful and insightful.

Thanks for visiting TheBluesBlogger site … And who knows, perhaps one day we will discover positive news that we will be able to share with each other. But let’s respect Sade’s decision for whatever she may choose to do… One thing I am confident of is that Sade will always continue to cherish the comments and love from her true fans.

With my strat on my lap I have yet again grooved to the Sade tunes featured here today. What feelings do you get when you hear these sweet sounds? Your comments are most welcome. You can add them to this new updated post, or you can visit last year’s article and add them by going here.

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82 Responses to “Where Is Sade: The Wait Goes On”

  1. greg m September 30, 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    I dream of someday having the opportunity to see Sade live. For now, I continue to feel her music through my stereo.

  2. greg m September 30, 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    oh, just in case this gets into the proper hands… when planning a tour, please keep Seattle in mind!

  3. M. October 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm #

    My love is brider than victoria lane. 🙂

    I would travel 1000 miles to see SADE live.
    I´m with here music since the first album in 84 and no music is more often heard by me then hers.

    Please, SADE. come on tour again. to europe!!!! No matter where – i´ll be there.

    Seven years since your last tour – which i missed.

    Now waiting over 20 years to hear your oice in natural sound.

    Best regards from Germany
    M.

  4. San November 11, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    I love Sade and her music. I became mesmerized by her music when I first heard it in 1984. Everytime i hear her sing, I get good feelings, whether happy or sad. She is truly a classic.

  5. Brent November 18, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Every so often I’m moved to google “where is Sade”.. the world is a lesser place without new contributions from her. I wish her well, and much love.. Sade, please come back when you are ready and we will all be waiting.

  6. Thomas November 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    I first fell in love with Sade when I was 14 years old, I am now 38….. When I say fell in love, it was a love that meant more for me on a spiritual level than anything….Every time I would hear her sing, she would take me to a sweet and beautiful place, a place that was perfect and full of grace and beauty. I miss her terribly now, but I certainly respect her for taking time to do with her life what she wants and needs for herself. My selfish side needs more of her soulful voice to embrace me and hold me close…. but if I can’t ever have that then I have my collection of her music and my memories….

    I saw Sade live in Columbus, Ohio on September 10, 2001….The day before that awful event…. and she was BEAUTIFUL in every regard…. Personable, radiant and just an amazing voice that stirs the music deep within my own spirit. I MUST thank her for that. I had four strokes in 2006 and listened to her for countless hours while I was recovering…. She was always an inspiration for me and continues to be.

    When God decides to take me home, I have made it known that I am to be buried with a copy of Love Deluxe (my favorite Sade CD)….. That album is a collection of some of her most endearing work and speaks more to me on many levels than anything or anyone has ever done before.

    Sade….. You are my heart!!! And I miss you terribly!

    Thomas P.

  7. Steve November 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    I also fell in love with Sade at a very young age. I was 15 in 1985 when Smooth Operator was first released and it was love at first listen. Now at 38, I still lover her just as much as day one and am anxiously awaiting a new release. I was just searching around for Sade on the web in hopes of finding anything about a new CD and stumbled across this (and I hope it’s true). If anyone can confirm this, that would be great. It’s been long enough so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    http://www.raarfm.com/musicnews/new_sade_album_to_be_released_in_2009

  8. The Blues Blogger November 27, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    I have not heard any news regarding a new release for Sade. The link above claims that Sony has confirmed a new CD for 2009, but doesn’t provide a link to that claim. Searching Sony’s website shows zero information for a new release… I would love to break new information, but the link above needs to provide further proof to substantiate the claim…

  9. Faith December 5, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    I am a young but true Sade fan. I am only 19 and fell in love with her when I was 13-14 after she released her last album. “By Your Side” was the first song i ever heard from her. Later my cousin told me that she was Nigerian like myself, which shocked me. I soon started listening to her old Cd’s and instantly became a fan.

    Just when I think I know all her songs, I stumble across one I never heard and get excited.

    Her words are sooo deep, and I just love it. She has helped me through heart breaks, cuz this girl knows how to love. Her words are sooooo passionate. I am even listing to her right now.
    When ever I have a bad day I just put on some Sade and it calms me down.
    There is just something about her music that is so unique and soothing.

    I absolutely love her!!!!!

  10. Melissa December 17, 2008 at 8:11 am #

    Yes, I miss Sade. I have been waiting for her come back. At least a concert. I absolutely love her music. My ultimate favorite song is “No Ordinary Love”. I can’t help but to sing everyone of her songs. Please Sade if you are out there come back and wow us again.

  11. guest December 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    Sony has confirmed a new Sade studio album for early 2009 release!

  12. SportyPat December 17, 2008 at 5:45 pm #

    I have wondered about Lady Sade’s whereabout’s for the last few years like a lover’s letter I keep to remember just how good it was. But then I remember the long hiatus between albums and just what a private person she was. You got the sense that the coolness she had was a shield to protect herself from the public and media. I don’t think she enjoyed the business end of making music and maybe she is just living her life and as much as we may love her music it may not be what motivates her anymore. I certainly hope we have not heard the last of her musically but I am content with memories and sounds she has already given us.

  13. The Blues Blogger December 17, 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    As I mentioned above, until I see a real link to Sony’s website with an announcement to a new album for 2009, comments like these will continue to be only rumors… Sorry, don’t want to give false hope…

  14. Claudia Medina December 24, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

    I will love to see Sade in live concert, that’s my dream since I heard the first song when I was 13, I didn’t know at that time who was the girl with the beautiful voice, since that I started to look for that person, and finally found her, Sade, shes amazing, I already have many cd’s, dvd’s, I love to see her concert’s, I feel so peaceful, happy, all the good feelings, I very love her songs, please some day I want to see her singing in New York, I will be very happy.

  15. Jarvadu January 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    Nice to meet you Blues Blogger!

    Having started Sade Fans International in 2001, I’ve been able to keep up with the latest news about Sade.

    The last correspondence I had regarding any new CD is below however…(notice the date).
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Re: Touching Base‏
    From: Cottonbelly1@aol.com
    Sent: Wed 10/04/06 1:30 PM
    To: jarvanites@hotmail.com

    Hi
    Just finished mixing the score for a new movie called Astronaut Farmer Starring Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen. Should be out in the new year. I’ll be putting the score out on CD.
    Oh there is talk that we might be going back in the studio early next year with Sade…….

    Hope you are well
    Stuart

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Okay so I thought they would have had the CD out by now. But alas…we wait on!

    I have not heard from Stuart since November 2007. Really.

    I will try contacting him again.

    In the inbetween time y’all should visit us at:

    http://sadefaninternational.multiply.com/

    We had more members when it was under MSN but since transitioning to Multiply few have come over. We’re expecting more activity when there IS a CD released. LOL

    Peace Out!
    Happy New Year!
    Jarvadu
    Founder
    Sade Fans International

  16. The Blues Blogger January 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Thanks Jarvadu for commenting… I really appreciate it. Happy New Year to you too! Please, let’s keep in touch.

  17. Cat January 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    Sade’s music and unique style will always be a part of me..Such a beautiful lady…She was like an angel in her presence…Hurry back Sade, you are missed.

  18. Terri Wade January 9, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    I was in my junior year of highschool when I was introduced to Miss Adu. I was in love with George Vicks and he loved Sade ! I often wonder where he is and where Sade is !

  19. Terri Wade January 9, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    In reference to the Astronaut Farmer score, the movie and the score where excellent!

  20. Frannie January 24, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    I have been a long time fan of Sade’s musical talents from day one. I fell in love with her natural beauty.sensual voice, passionate lyrics and outstanding performance in the early 80’s at the Tower Theatre, Phila. PA.She was so AWESOME!!, I didn’t even complain about sitting in the Nosebleed section. My first favorite song will forever be ‘MAUREEN’ from the Promise album. I love and miss Sade’s presence.

  21. snowbyrd February 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Sade is a unique entertainer with an international following. I saw her at Blossom Music Center in Bath, Ohio years ago. She was absolutely stunning, statuequest, and barefoot! Aside from her beautiful voice, I was enchanted by her waiste-length hair! “Somebody already broke my Heart”..is one of my all time favorite songs.
    I heard some distrubing words the other day and set out on a quest to see what I could find.

    Is Sade is a herion addict?

    It sorta makes sense that she dropped off the scene..and it may explain the gritty soulfulness in her lyrics. It also makes it easier to except “how someone could walk away from her”…

    Come back to us Sade Adu, we still love you!

  22. Mike February 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    I LOVE HER and have loved her music sinc e the 80’s

    Lovers Rock is an awesome collection and I miss her dearly.

    Please come back to us SADE

    we miss you

  23. denisho February 18, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    this is the year…she going to come back to show everybody how good she looks at 50….i have been I’m love with her since I was 13…i know ger well…she a anti diva an the greatest artist of all time….

  24. denisho February 18, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    sade is the greatest artist of all time….a true “anti diva” fame is not her main concern….but this the year she will come back….remember she said she never turn her back on us…..

  25. E February 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Been to 2 concerts and waiting for a 3rd. Fan for life.

  26. Mia February 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Im listening to “The Best Of” right now, and everytime I hear her music, I always wonder “Where is she?” I heard she married a prince, or something to that nature, then I heard drugs awhile ago…I don’t know, where ever she is, I hope she knows she’s missed and adored

  27. denisho February 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    i hope its not drugs..i really need her music ..she is the a dark raven of fate…so mysterious and alluring..where is she ..please come back …

  28. denisho February 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    I’m the king of sorrow…

  29. JENNY February 26, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE FOUND THIS SITE.
    SADE IF YOU OUT THERE READING THIS I BEG YOU TO PLEASE GO ON TOUR. I STILL REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOUR MUSIC, I WAS ONLY 13 YEARS OF AGE. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHO EVER SINGS THAT SONG HAS A VERY NICE VOICE. FROM THAT DAY ON I WAS SO INTERESTED IN YOUR MUSIC. AS I GOT OLDER I FOUND YOUR VOICE TO BE SO SOPHISTICATED MAKING ME FEEL AS IF I WAS AS SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT AS YOUR VOICE. WHEN I MET MY HUSBAND AND MENTIONED THAT I LOVE YOUR MUSIC I WAS IN HEAVEN WHEN HE SAID ” I AM A SADE MUSIC JUNKY” I HAVE TAPES OF HER SONGS RECORDED FROM THE THE RADIO. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE THAT SONG RECORDED, I JUST FEEL THE NEED TO HAVE IT ON EVERY TAPE THAT I OWN” WE ARE NOW 37 AND 38 YRS OLD AND TODAY YOUR NAME CAME UP.
    I HAVE MADE A LIST OF THINGS THAT I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE AND WATCHING YOU LIVE IS ONE OF THEM. FOR THOSE WHO ARE OUT THERE SEARCHING FOR SADE. YOU SHOULD WRITE TO HER AND MAYBE ONE DAY SHE WILL STUMBLE TO THIS SITE, AND HOPEFULLY SHE DECIDES TO GO ON TOUR.

    WE LOVE YOU SADE!!
    SINCERELY, JENNY (NY)

  30. denisho February 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    does sony music have a current address for sade adu?

  31. ellen March 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    I do not care where she is. All I know that it is time for her to get back on stage because we all miss her so much !!!

  32. Andre March 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Sade’s music is timeless! I am a Jazz saxophonist and she has been my biggest influence in music. Her tunes have also helped me to study, relax, chill, and have been soothing for me in rough times as well. It would be a dream for me to play in her band.

    In short, looking forward to her comeback album and tour! I’ve never had the chance to see her in concert but will go to see her at the first opportunity

    Sade, please come back! You have touched so many lives with your music!

  33. Keisha March 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    It dives
    It jumps
    And it ripples like the deepest ocean…

    My husband and I missed that tour in 2001. Oh how I hate that. I will not miss the next one — whenever it is I’m going to be there. I first heard her when I was 13 and have loved her since. I hope the rumors of a new release in 2009 are true.

  34. Rekab March 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    You are a souped up car in that rent-a-go-cart town. We Miss You.

    Sade’s music helped me through a difficult time in the early-mid 80s. Then I’ll be damned if her Lovers Rock CD didn’t help get me through some recent personal problems. One thing I admire so much is their apparent friendship/camaraderie. Not just Sade Adu, but Stuart, Andrew, Paul and all the rest; they are missed. Sade, your songs are gifts but is it selfish to ask for one more tour?

  35. denisho March 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    I missed u in 2001 too…whats was I thinking thank God for the DVD…..

  36. denisho March 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    every day was christmas….an ever night was new years eve….where u at boo?

  37. Julie March 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    Sade Live. Will travel anywhere in the world to see her live. However, California or Italy would be nice.

  38. Kevin B March 16, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    I have all her albums and videos, was a fan since junior high..I had DIamond Life on Vinyl and used to listen to it while I did my home work, while other knuckle heads my age were playing Def Leppard Pyromania.

    Anyhoo, I DID see her during the Lovers Rock tour…I had a feeling it would be a rare chance. I saw her in Worcester MA….I paid $200 PER ticket, for 3rd row, and me and my GF at the time (we are now married), went to the concert…it was a magical night.

  39. JB March 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    I missed the Love Deluxe tour and vowed then I wouldn’t miss the next one and I didn’t. That Lovers Rock tour was fantastic. I was soo looking forward to it, and it did not disappoint. I sure hope she and the band do release a new cd this year. I’ll be first in line to buy it!

  40. rgaby March 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    I have been a fan since I was 8 or 9 years old. I remember seeing the Smooth Operator video on MTV and thinking that she was the most beautiful lady in the world. I missed her last tour since I was nine months pregnant and the closest venue was 3hrs away. How I would love to see her live and I cannot wait until she comes out with a new CD. In the meantime I will enjoy her past music which is timeless.

  41. Phyllis Davidson March 23, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    If by chance you’re reading this Sade, know that God has Blessed you with a ‘Gift of Love’ You brighten & touch so many people lives. You are truly ‘Heaven Sent’ A Blessing from God.
    I’ve always believed that in order to be ‘Bless’ is to sacrifice one self in order to be able to Become a Blessing for others. You on the other hand has gone ‘Far Beyond’ the calling… As far as I’m concern you’ve earned you wings from Heaven…Continue to be what God design you to be, and that is to ‘Serve’ You’re my Hero…May God continue to Bless You and the ‘Band’ I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
    P.S
    True Love doesn’t have a Happy Ending;
    For True Love doesn’t have an Ending.

  42. Sara March 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    We do miss her and my very biggest wish ever – especially this year for my 30th birthday – definitely is and ever will be… please COME BACK, we want you back on stage!!! Everyday I make a wish to get the opportunity to see you on stage just once in my lifetime! You´re a siren :-)))

  43. Rose W March 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    I had the pleasure of seeing her live in Kansas City many years ago. No one comes close to her pure sound, not Rianna, not Beyonce, no one. Sade come back, we need to hear some pure music. We love you, please come back.

  44. William J April 4, 2009 at 7:55 am #

    I miss you SADE : (

  45. Andy April 5, 2009 at 5:43 am #

    Dear all,

    Sade and me thats a long history back in the eighties of the last century. So I started very early and I have everything on records from her. I saw her live once in Hamburg (Germany where I come from) and the Lovers Live Tour in US. After 8 Years of waiting there is still a hope that I can really hear new things from her and would give money as hell when I can see her Live again…she is brilliant. I miss her!

  46. Jethro April 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    When I first heard her, I stopped dead in my tracks, and nothing was ever the same again. Something was so simple, yet so different than anything else . . . I was only 12 or 13 years old, must have been 1985 or 1986. And let’s give the band their due, unbelievably complimentary! They play so well together and complement her beautiful voice. She is timeless. That I never saw her and the band live is shameful!!! As I listen to Sade, she just gets better, I’m 36 years old now, and will travel the globe to see her. I’ve listened to all your music for over twenty years. It’s typical that you would keep your blessings in repose, but at a certain point it will be time to exalt your virtue once again. With faith, we patiently wait . . .

  47. Jarvadu April 10, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    The Sony USA Sade Site is up and running!

    check it out y’all!

    http://www.sadeusa.com/

    this is a real sign of things to come!

    YES!!

    jarvadu peace out!
    Hey BluesBlogger!

  48. The Blues Blogger April 10, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    Thanks Jarvadu,

    Now we’re talking… This is the link I was waiting for… GREAT NEWS INDEED… So Sade fans? What do you think now?

    http://www.sadeusa.com/news/new-sade-site

  49. Allison April 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    I am waiting for any information on Sade. I believe you are right she has slipped in the background. I can only hope that she is raising her beautiful children and working on an awesome album. Sade if you are reading these blogs, please take your time. I am willing to pay premium for your tour tickets.

    Thanks,

    Allison

  50. Jo Ann May 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    I saw Sade when she first came out with smooth operator, and then her last Concert Lovers Rock Tour, which was wonderful her music flows thru you and gives you that good feeling. Her voice is so smooth and you just crave more of her wonderful talent! Sade please come back and give us another Great! performance. I hope you are happy and living well, but I miss you and want to purchase your next CD I pray for the best for you, but also hope you are writing some wonderful songs for us to hear.

    Blessings To You,

    Jo Ann

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