Sunday January 13, 2019
7:00 pm EST
The Capitol Theatre presents GRAMMY®-nominee and Golden Globe® winner, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Man I Want To Be Tour! In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four GRAMMY® nominations, a Golden Globe® and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to film theme songs, disco, rock and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times.
Engelbert exploded on to the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His sixties did not so much swing as rage. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was Release Me, which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was #1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith’s beer.
The following decades have seen Engelbert touring the world to sold-out crowds. Engelbert seems to take great pleasure in every moment on stage. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions… ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.