Burt Bacharach and his band will perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the legendary British festival known for showcasing the biggest acts in rock.
Even more exciting, Burt will perform on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury’s iconic main stage, which this year will feature headliners including Foo Fighters, the Who, Florence & the Machine, Paul Weller and Motorhead.
Burt will perform on Saturday, June 27, at 4:30 p.m., sharing the day’s bill with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, the Waterboys and Courtney Barnett.
Some U.K. fans may recall that Burt was previously scheduled to play Glastonbury back in 2000, but he was forced to withdraw due to a broken shoulder.
The Glastonbury performance is a late addition to Burt’s summer tour of the U.K., which also includes concerts in London, Killarney, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Bristol.
As always, for the most up-to-date list of Bacharach concerts, visit the On Tour page.
As everyone probably knows by now, Burt and his band will return to Italy this summer with a series of three concerts in July.
July 10, 2015 Pescara Italy Teatro de Annunzio
July 11, 2015 Rome, Italy Cavea Auditorium
July 13, 2015 Tortona, Italy Arena Derthona
As always, for the most up-to-date concert listings, visit the On Tour page.
Just got word that Burt will perform his annual show at Embarcadero Marina Park South with the San Diego Symphony this year on Aug. 16. I don’t know how long Burt has performed these annual Summer Pops concerts with the San Diego Symphony, but it’s been at least a decade and it’s always a terrific show in a breathtaking location.
For the latest list of confirmed tour dates, please visit the On Tour page.
Burt Bacharach performing at last summer’s Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. Bacharach will return to the U.K. this summer with a series of nine concerts.
Burt Bacharach and has band will return to the U.K. this summer with a string of nine dates in England, Wales and Ireland. This marks the second straight year Burt has visited the U.K. for a series of summer concerts and festival dates.
Dates currently confirmed are listed below.
Hampton Court Festival
Royal Festival Hall
Royal Concert Hall
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Millennium Concert Hall
Llangollen, Wales, UK
International Music Festival
Burt has also announced an additional date in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor on April 11. As always for the most up-to-date list of concerts, visit the On Tour page.
Happy New Year! Burt’s Never Ending Tour continues in 2015 with three newly announced shows and, no doubt, more to come. In addition to the previously announced shows on Jan. 28 in Tucson and Jan. 30 in Las Vegas, Burt will perform on Feb. 22 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., on March 4 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham in Durham, N.C., on March 6 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., and on March 7 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J.
As always, for my most up-to-date list of upcoming concerts, visit the On Tour page.
Mark Baker of the Eugene, Ore., Register-Guard profiles the 21-year-old Oliver Bacharach, Burt’s only biological son, who has recently been joining his father on tour as a guest keyboard player.
Blessed with his father’s good looks and quiet charm, Oliver, like a lot of young men his age, is not sure where life is leading him. But he does say this of his father over coffee at Allann Brothers on Hilyard Street: “He’s my best friend.”
To read the article in its entirety, visit registerguard.com.
In addition to the recently announced San Francisco show in January, I just received word of three additional upcoming shows.
As always, for the most up-to-date list of upcoming concerts, please see the On Tour page
Burt will perform two shows in December with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets for the shows, Dec. 10 & 11, are available via the San Francisco Symphony website.
The Australian has some comments from Elvis Costello about his recent work with Burt on the Painted From Memory and Austin Powers projects.
“He has the energy of a man many years his junior,” says Costello. “And he still has a phenomenal gift for melody. We wrote these songs for Painted from Memory that I’m really very fond of and that people seem to still hold with a lot of affection. So to write more of them and then have something totally in contrast like Austin Powers is fantastic. We’ve written about 30 songs since November.”
To see the article in its entirety, visit The Australian.
Simon Kelner of The Independent has a nice review of Burt’s performance at the Wilderness Festival.
The hits came with such rapidity – often, one merging into another – that we were left marvelling at the sheer scale of Burt’s oeuvre. Did he really write that? And that, too? “What the World Needs Now” was followed by “This Guy’s in Love”, which was followed by “Close to You”, which, in turn, was followed by “Trains and Boats and Planes”. And so it went on, Burt playing those unmistakable lilting melodies on the piano, deep into the night.
To read the review in its entirety, visit The Independent.