On Feb. 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new concert special celebrating the life and career of Burt Bacharach. Filmed last year at London’s Royal Festival Hall and originally aired on the BBC, Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song combines live performances of classic Bacharach songs with an on-stage conversation between Burt and Michael Grade in which Burt discusses his life and the art of songwriting and shares some of the stories behind his songs. In addition to Burt and his band, the concert features live performances by Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shaun Escoffery, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula and Joss Stone. Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
Lincoln 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 http://www.lincolncenter.org/lc-live
Fresh 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.
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.
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.