Live Nation has announced that music icon, Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, will celebrate his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour. The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin April 7th in Fresno, CA and will visit cities across North America including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Tampa and more as the incomparable artist performs songs from his iconic discography. North American tour dates are listed below. Europe and U.K. dates to be announced soon.
At this time of year, twinkling lights and the scent of mulled spices and pine unleash a flood of fond memories. But no holiday tradition brings us back like a classic holiday song. These seasonal standards hark back to simpler times, and are the most enduring harbingers of the holiday season. Of all the season’s tunes, the one song listeners have heard more than any other in the last half century reminds us of another holiday staple: Santa Claus.
In honor of Capitol Records’ 75th anniversary, A Capitol Christmas presents some of the most cherished holiday classics from Capitol’s vast catalog and legendary artists. Available now on CD and as a double LP housed in a gatefold package, as well as digitally, the 24 track album brings together beloved Christmas songs from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby and many more. Liner notes by compilation producer Jay Landers tell the story of each song in beautiful detail.
Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday in August and this milestone occasion continues with the RPM Records/Columbia Records release of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 set for pre-order on November 11th and worldwide release on December 16th. Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 will be released as a Standard and Deluxe Edition.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified several Kenny G albums Diamond (ten million units sold), multi-platinum, platinum (one million units sold) and gold (500,000 units sold). Kenny, one of the most iconic instrumental musicians of the modern era, has also racked up an impressive 75 million total worldwide album sales.
One of the most iconic and best-selling instrumental musicians of all time, Kenny G is set to host the 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert. The show will take place Wednesday, October 26th at historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium beginning at 7 pm. This spectacular evening of recording history and music pays tribute to some of modern music’s most revered musicians, the artists often behind the scenes. Tickets are available online.
Capitol Records has announced the global release of Acoustic Christmas, a new holiday collection from Neil Diamond, arriving on CD on October 28th with a vinyl version on November 19th. Acoustic Christmas will feature new recordings of holiday classics and original tracks by Diamond, with two songs on albums bought exclusively through Target.
Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90th birthday today (August 3rd). The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett’s musical legacy, followed by a light display of the Italian and American flag colors in acknowledgement of Bennett’s Italian-American heritage. His star-studded birthday festivities will be held at Rainbow Room and will be highlighted by Lady Gaga “flipping the switch” to light up the Empire State as well as a performance for invited guests. Bennett’s birthday cake presentation and lighting moment will be broadcast on Facebook Live and Twitter at 8:30 pm ET. Fans around the world are invited inside the private birthday party for cake and presents, including a very special gift from Lady Gaga.
On the heels of her first appearance at The Tonys since 1970, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand’s is ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway album will debut on August 26th featuring ten new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The inspired new musical pairings on ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley.