|An Evening with DIONNE WARWICK Experience the legendary voice of this Five-time GRAMMY Award winner LIVE IN CONCERT Touring Australia in November 2016|
DIONNE WARWICK's scintillating, soothing and sensual voice is best described as legendary - five-time GRAMMY® ® Award-Winning music icon DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Her career, which celebrates over 50 years, has firmly established her on the International Music scene. She has earned 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. DIONNE WARWICK will be touring Australia in November 2016 Live in Concert, proudly presented by ARENAENT and ABSTRACT Entertainment.
DIONNE WARWICK began singing professionally in 1961 after being discovered by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Their collaboration produced hits such as "Don't Make Me Over", "Walk On By", "Anyone Who Had A Heart", "Message To Michael", "Promises, Promises", "A House Is Not A Home", "Alfie", "Say A Little Prayer", "This Girl's In Love With You", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Reach Out For Me", and the theme song from "Valley Of The Dolls". Together, they accumulated more than 30 hit singles, and close to 20 best-selling albums, during their first decade together. She received her first GRAMMY® ® Award in 1968 with the mega-hit "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", followed by her second GRAMMY® ® Award in 1970 for the best-selling album "I'll Never Fall In Love Again".
There has been many firsts in DIONNE WARWICK's career - she became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. This award was only presented to one other legend, Miss Ella Fitzgerald. Other African-American female recording artists certainly earned their share of crossover pop and R&B hits during the 1960′s, however, Warwick preceded the mainstream success of her musical peers by becoming the first such artist to rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963-1966. Her recordings of songs such as “A House Is Not A Home,” “Alfie,” ”Valley of the Dolls,” and “The April Fools,” made her a pioneer as one of the first female artists to popularize classic movie themes.
DIONNE WARWICK began singing during her childhood years in East Orange, New Jersey, initially in church. During her teens, DIONNE WARWICK and her sister Dee Dee started their own gospel group, The Gospelaires. She went on to sing behind many of the biggest recording stars of the 1960′s including Dinah Washington, Sam Taylor, Brook Benton, Chuck Jackson, and Solomon Burke, among many others. It was at this time that a young composer named Burt Bacharach heard her sing during a session for The Drifters and asked her to sing on demos of some new songs he was writing with his new lyricist Hal David. In 1962, one such demo was presented to Scepter Records, which launched a hit-filled 12 -year association with the label. Known as the artist who “bridged the gap,” her soulful blend of pop, gospel and R&B music transcended race, culture, and musical boundaries.
Throughout the 1980′s and 1990′s, DIONNE WARWICK collaborated with many of her musical peers, including Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Kashif and Stevie Wonder. She was also host of the hit television music show, “Solid Gold.” Always one to give back, DIONNE WARWICK has supported and campaigned for many causes and charities close to her heart, including AIDS, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief and music education for which she has been recognised and honored and has raised millions of dollars. In 1987, she was appointed the first United States Ambassador of Health by President Ronald Reagan and in 2002, served as Global Ambassador for Health and Ambassador for the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and she continues to serve as Ambassador today. In recognition of her accomplishments and support of education, a New Jersey school was named in her honor, the DIONNE WARWICK Institute for Economics and Entrepreneurship. DIONNE WARWICK was also a key participating artist in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World,” and in 1984, performed at “Live Aid.”
DIONNE WARWICK was inducted into the GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, where a special 50th Anniversary exhibit was unveiled. Commemorating her 50th Anniversary, DIONNE WARWICK released a studio album entitled “NOW.” Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, the anniversary album was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. “NOW” featured special never-before-released material written by her longtime friends and musical collaborators, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Most recently, DIONNE WARWICK released a much anticipated star-studded duets album titled “Feels So Good,” featuring collaborations with some of today’s greatest artists including Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, Cyndi Lauper and many more. In celebration of 50 years in entertainment, and the 25th Anniversary of “That’s What Friends Are For,” she hosted and headlined an all-star benefit concert for World Hunger Day in London. This music icon will be in Australia to present AN EVENING WITH DIONNE WARWICK - Live in Concert in November 2016 - proudly presented by ARENAENT and ABSTRACT Entertainment.
|PERTH CONCERT HALL|
Thursday 10th November, 2016
Bookings: Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au or www.perthconcerthall.com.au
|THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE|
Saturday 12th November, 2016
Bookings: Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au
|PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE|
Sunday 13th November, 2016
Bookings: Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au
|STAR EVENTS CENTRE, SYDNEY|
Thursday 17th November, 2016
Bookings: Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au
|JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST|
Saturday 19th November, 2016