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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For young Bacharach, dad’s classics hold enduring appeal

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsMark 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.

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Elvis Costello has two projects with Burt Bacharach in the pipeline

364660-488fd548-2d97-11e4-8424-141fab601c36The 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.

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“Anyone who had a heart would love Burt just as much as I do”

Burt-Bacharach-WildernessSimon 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.

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