No jive talkin’ here. For all of the unfortunate souls (including this unfortunate soul) that lived through Angels Flight pants, gold chains and feathered hair, yesterday’s announcement that acclaimed Grammy Award winner Barry Gibb will kick off his Mythology: The Tour Live on May 15 was met with singing, shouting – and a whole lot of dancing.
Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the run of shows will bring the music legend to the New York City area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston and will include stops at three iconic outside venues. The shows will also feature Gibb’s eldest son Stephen and his niece Samantha Gibb, brother Maurice’s daughter. The tour will honor his late brothers and a lifetime of music.
Along with brothers Maurice and Robin, Gibb has incredibly sold over 200 million albums worldwide as the co-founder and creative leader of "the Brothers Gibb," better known to the world as the Bee Gees. The musical brothers became the face of a new genre of music with their contributions to 1977's mega-hit soundtrack for the disco blockbuster “Saturday Night Fever.”
Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/songwriter/producers in music history, effortlessly crossing musical genres from pop and R&B to country and rock & roll. The talented artist is the only songwriter in history to write four successive US number one hits: in 1978, the Bee Gees' “Stayin' Alive”, brother Andy’s “Love Is Thicker Than Water”, The Bee Gees' “Night Fever” and Yvonne Elliman's “If I Can't Have You”.
Tickets are on sale starting January 31 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. They’re sure to go fast so buy them early.
Here is a list of all dates and venues, subject to change.
May 15 Boston, Mass. TD Garden (on sale Jan. 31)
May 19 Philadelphia, Penn. Wells Fargo Center (on sale Feb. 3)
May 23 Wantagh, N.Y. Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (on sale Feb. 3)
May 27 Chicago, Ill. United Center (on sale Feb. 3)
May 31 Concord, Calif. Concord Pavilion (on sale Feb. 3)
June 4 Los Angeles, Calif. Hollywood Bowl (on sale Feb. 1)