That old smooth operator Sade (and remember it’s a group, not just a foxy mixed-race Essex girl) is/are back not only with a new Ultimate Collection, with three brand new tracks, one with old Mr. Beyonce himself Jay-Z implicated, but also with a European tour. Don’t expect dancing or water or men in tight trunks or any of the gimmicks other lesser entertainers come up with. Do expect extreme sophistication, a rather good voice (which you might not be expecting) and more ambience than you can shake your stick at. The Sade Show (which is not what it’s called, by the way) arrives at London’s glittering O2 Arena on Tuesday, 31st May. Buy your tickets here.