Lincoln Center to livestream “Some Lovers”

bacharach-saterLincoln Center will present a free livestream of tonight’s concert presentation of songs from “Some Lovers,” Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater acclaimed new musical. As part of Lincoln Center’s LC Originals: First Look series, top Broadway talent including Will Swenson, Jessica Phillps, Jenni Barber and Andrew Mueller will perform the songs of “Some Lovers.” The concert is at 7:30 p.m. ET in the David Rubenstein Atrium. To see the livestream, visit

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Close To You earns glowing reviews in West End debut


Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined, Kyle Riabko’s jukebox musical celebrating the genius of Burt Bacharach, opened at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End last night to glowing reviews. In the week leading up to last night’s premiere, Burt, accompanied by Riabko, the show’s star and creator, made the rounds with a series of media appearances to promote the show on Good Morning, Britain, Later with Jools Holland, the Steve Wright Show and others.

Among the more notable reviews, Doug Mayo of gave the show five stars, Claire Allfree writing for The Telegraph called it a “delirious dreamscape,”  Mark Shenton writing for London Theater Guide gave it four stars, and Ian Foster of gave the show five stars.

Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined continues at the Criterion Theatre through Jan. 10, 2016.

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“Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined” set for West End premiere

After an acclaimed run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Kyle Riabko’s Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined transfers to the West End next month. The musical review, which features Riabko’s stripped-down arrangements of Bacharach classics and which comes with Burt’s blessing, opens at the Criterion Theatre on Oct. 2. If you’re in the U.K., tickets are now available via

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Burt announces fall tour of Australia

315ea4465510bcc4d59eaf81a84f22fdFresh off his summer tour of Europe, Burt and his band will head Down Under this fall for a series of dates in Australia. His six dates there will be his first performances in Australia since 2012. Burt has always had a special place in his heart for Australia. Fans no doubt recall his Live at the Sydney Opera House album was recorded during a 2008 tour.

The full slate of tour dates is listed below.

Oct. 24 Adelaide, Australia (Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
Oct. 26 Perth, Australia (Crown Theatre)
Oct. 28 Melbourne, Australia (Palais Theatre)
Oct. 30 Canberra, Australia (Royal Theatre)
Nov. 1 Sydney, Australia (State Theatre)
Nov. 4 Gold Coast, Australia (Jupiters Hotel and Casino)
For the most up-to-date tour listing, visit the On Tour page.
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Burt added to Glastonbury lineup

glastonbury bannerBurt 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.

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Burt returns to Italy

burt-bacharachAs 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.

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Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony to take place Aug. 16

San Diego Summer Pops

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.

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Burt adds nine UK dates to 2015 tour schedule

Burt Bacharach performing at last year's Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, U.K.

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.

June 23
London, UK
Hampton Court Festival

June 26
London, UK
Royal Festival Hall

June 28
Killarney, Ireland
Killarney Festival  

June 30
Manchester, UK
Bridgewater Hall

July 1
Birmingham, UK
Symphony Hall

July 3
Nottingham, UK
Royal Concert Hall

July 5
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Millennium Concert Hall

July 6
Llangollen, Wales, UK
International Music Festival

July 8
Bristol, UK
Colston Hall

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.

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A new year and new tour dates


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.


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