Burt Bacharach announces new London shows this summer

Burt Bacharach announces new London shows this summer

Burt Bacharach has announced two massive shows at the London Festival Hall for 2018. The legendary songwriter and composer will perform live with a full symphony orchestra on July 6 and July 7. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 16. They can be bought here.

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More 2018 tour dates

Burt’s never-ending tour continues in 2018. In addition to the Rancho Mirage date I posted last month, I just received confirmation of two new concert dates.

On March 17, Burt and his band will perform at the Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler, Arizona, and from March 22 to March 25, Burt returns to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

As always, check out the Bacharach On Tour page for the latest confirmed dates I’ve got.

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Burt Bacharach to perform four nights at Blue Note Hawaii

Just received confirmation that Burt will play a four-night residency this fall at Blue Note Hawaii. The dates are Oct. 12-15. These shows are the latest in a series of smaller venue concerts Burt has been performing in the last few years, so if the idea of seeing Burt in the more intimate setting of a jazz club appeals to you (and if you’re able to get yourself to Honolulu), by all means make plans to attend. For tickets, visit Blue Note Hawaii.

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New album featuring Burt and Tonio K . demos

Original DemosOn May 15, Contante & Sonante, an independent label based in Madrid, released Burt Bacharach and Tonio K: Original Demos, a new CD containing 14 original songs written by Burt and Tonio K. between 1995 and 2008. The album includes the original studio demos for songs later recorded by artists including Chicago, Randy Travis, Diane Schuur, Dionne Warwick, Ron Isley and Burt himself. The release also features extensive liner notes from Tonio K. telling the detailed story behind each composition and demo session.

Original Demos is being released in a limited edition of 1,000, so if you want a copy, you’d better act quick. Visit Contante & Sonante to order online.

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Las Vegas concert rescheduled for Aug. 4

Just got word that Burt’s canceled show at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 10 has been rescheduled for Aug. 4 at the same venue. Visit the Smith Center website for ticket info.

An Evening with Burt Bacharach | The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas

“No one over the last 40 years has written more or better pop songs.” – Vanity Fair One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Burt Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Review: Promises, Promises, Southwark Playhouse

Review: Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse – A Younger Theatre

Promises Promises, is based on the Oscar winning Billy Wilder movie from 1960, The Apartment. In 1968 it received the Broadway treatment with Neil Simon writing the book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David adding in the songs.

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Love triumphs over cynicism in Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises

Love triumphs over cynicism in Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises – review

Based on the Oscar-winning 1960 Billy Wilder comedy The Apartment, about an insurance-firm accountant who lets his bosses use his New York flat for extra-marital nooky, it takes us back to an age when men were men (lecherous, and only superficially chivalrous) and women were, more often than not, secretaries, only assertive up to a subservient point.

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