Grammy legend Michael Bolton brings a hit filled set list of soulful classics, power ballads and beautiful arias to the Theatre at Solaire on Saturday, May 30, for An Evening with Michael Bolton.
Michael’s artistic achievements include two-Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, twenty-four BMI & ASCAP Awards, nine Million-Air Awards, Hitmakers Songwriter of the Year Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His diverse musical interests have produced eight Top Ten studio albums and nine chart topping singles across Pop, Jazz & Classical charts and global sales of more than fifty three million. His 23rd studio album, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, (Sony Music) is an authentic tribute to Hitsville USA in collaboration with Motown legends Smokey Robinson and Valerie Simpson and features duets with contemporary artists Kelly Rowland, Michael Lington, Melanie Fiona and Delta Goodrem.
Michael was awarded his first Grammy for the six-time Platinum album, Soul Provider which sold almost thirteen million copies and contained several chart toppers – the No. 1 hit How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?, Soul Provider, How Can We Be Lovers? and When I’m Back On My Feet Again.
His second Grammy blockbuster, When A Man Loves A Woman, featured on the #1 album Time, Love & Tenderness, along with Steel Bars, Love Is A Wonderful Thing and Missing You Now.
More hits followed – To Love Somebody and Reach Out I’ll Be There, That’s What Love Is All About, the Grammy nominated Said I Love You… But I Lied, the tribute Bolton Swings Sinatra and the album of arias, My Secret Passion, which remained at No. 1 for a record breaking six weeks on the classical charts.
A prolific songwriter, Michael has written for more than one hundred artists and penned #1 hits for Barbara Streisand, Cher, KISS, Kenny G and Laura Branigan, collaborated with Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo and Dianne Warren and is one of the few to have co-written with Bob Dylan, which resulted in the mega hit, Steel Bars. His songs and performances have been placed in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar nominated theme to Walt Disney’s animated blockbuster Hercules, Go The Distance.
Duets with Delta Goodrem, Eva Cassidy, Seal and Rascal Flatts feature Michael’s Gem album and he collaborated with The Lonely Island on the Emmy nominated Captain Jack Sparrow. Launched on Saturday Night Live, this viral sensation has more than one hundred and thirty million hits and ranks in third place on 2011’s most viewed Youtubes and 2014’s Billboard’s Favorite SNL Songs.
Michael pays homage to Luciano Pavarotti at each concert with the aria Nessun dorma and has also shared the stage with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming, Seal, Lara Fabian and BB King. He earned a Grammy nominated for his cover of Georgia On My Mind, which was performed with Ray Charles at the jazz greats induction to the Hall of Fame.
A devoted social activist, Michael is especially proud of the initiatives carried out by his own foundation over more than two decades. The Michael Bolton Charities advocates of behalf of women and children at risk and he has been recognized with several Humanitarians honours, including the Martin Luther King Award granted by the Congress of Racial Equality, the Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labour Committee and the Frances Lifetime Achievement Award.
People magazine’s 2011’s Sexiest Man In His Fifties and 2012’s Sexiest Man Alive is also an avid golfer and says in his recent memoir, The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life, that he is just teeing off on the back nine of his career. Michael chronicles the joys and torments of his personal and nomadic professional journey with as much passion, humour and honesty on the page, as he shares on stage.
Concertgoers will get to experience watching the international artist in The Theatre, a new state-of-the-art 1,760 seat performance venue at Solaire.
Designed by Aedas, The Theatre is an additional setting to the Philippine arts and entertainment community for a concert and performing arts venue. Solaire Resort and Casino’s 1760-seat theatre, fitted with high-end audio, video and production lighting systems provided by Las Vegas-based theatre consultant group COHERENT DESIGN. It is designed to provide an excellent audio visual experience for a wide range of concerts, large-scale musical theatre and dance performances.
For tickets to An Evening with Michael Bolton, call TicketWorld at Tel. No. 891-9999 or visit Ticketworld Online. For more details, log on to solaireresort.com.