ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 13, 2017) — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour on Sunday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, starting at $78, are available now and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
The legend continues! Engelbert Humperdinck’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.
Humperdinck has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum albums, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen of England, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Humperdinck has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times.
Humperdinck exploded onto the music scene in the 60s and catapulted almost instantly to become a world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts and was No. 1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith’s beer. The following decades saw Humperdinck touring the world to sell-out crowds.
For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.