Patti LaBelle, a legend in the R&B and soul music world for over 50 years, brings her show to Caesars Atlantic City on Friday, Jan. 10. Patti LaBelle has done it all, from music to acting to writing to advocating for children.
A Philadelphia native, Patti LaBelle began her career as a member of the Ordettes in 1959. The Ordettes became the Bluebelles in 1961. The ladies enjoyed a string of successful hits until 1970 when they were dropped from their label. Knowing they had to change with the times, they changed their name to the edgier “LaBelle,” reflecting Patti’s stage name, and entered the glam rock era.
Their 1974 album “Nightbirds” struck a chord with their fans and the single, “Lady Marmalade” became their first number one hit in 12 years. Sadly, LaBelle disbanded in 1977.
Patti’s solo career began almost immediately, but it wasn’t until 1983 when she recorded “The Best is Yet to Come” that she really took off. That song got Patti her first solo Grammy Award nomination. She also had a hit that year with “On My Own,” which she performed with Michael MacDonald.
Patti continued churning out the hits throughout the 80s with songs like “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up,” as well as 1989's “If You Asked Me To.”
Patti’s first Grammy Award came in 1991 with the release of “Burnin.’” In 1993, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The hits continued and 1998 saw Patti taking home her second Grammy. After a successful reunion tour with LaBelle in 2009, Patti was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.
Patti LaBelle has starred in TV shows, movies and on Broadway. She is also an author, having penned her autobiography and a diabetic cookbook, “LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About.” Along with that, Patti markets her own line of diabetic cooking products called. . . what else?. . .“Lady Marmalade.”
If you’re lucky, you can see Patti LaBelle at Caesars Atlantic City on Friday, Jan. 10. There will be one show at 9 p.m. Why do I say “if you’re lucky”? Because Ticketmaster is reporting the show as sold out. However, as the sign at Ticketmaster say, “Keep checking back.” Tickets become available all the time. You can also check with your favorite Caesars host and/or the Circus Maximus box office to see if tickets become available. Tickets range from $55 to $85 plus applicable taxes and fees.
Seeing Patti LaBelle live on stage at Caesars will be a show you won’t soon forget!