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Phoenix concerts: legend Engelbert Humperdinck to play Feb. 12-Celebrity Theatre

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In a recent press release it was announced legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck will play in Phoenix at the Celebrity Theatre Feb. 12.

Tickets are on sale now the Celebrity Theatre box office, online at www.celebritytheatre.com or charge by phone at 602-267-1600 ext. 1.

Tickets are priced at: $45 and $80

VIP TICKET ALERT!

$150 tickets are available and includes a meet ‘n greet after the show!

Best known for the number one hits "Release Me," "The Last Waltz," "After the Lovin'" and "A Man Without Love," Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded everything from romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song "Lesbian Seagull" for the Beavis and Butthead movie.

He truly transcends generations and even at age 77, he stills inspires swoons from the ladies in the audience, young and old.

In the past few years, he has joined an elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation in addition to their core audiences.

The “Humper” has appeared on several MTV programs, including two appearances on "MTV Beach House," "Chilling with the Weaze" and "Oddville." He is recording a brand new CD with Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe (Train, Jason Mraz, James Morrison, Beverly Knight) with a lot of fantastic young, hip and surprising collaborations.

Humperdinck is a four-time Grammy nominee, has a Golden Globe for "Entertainer of the Year" (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Few people realize that several of the major forces in rock n' roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late '60s, '70s and '80s. Moreover, not many people know that it was Humperdinck, not Elvis, who made famous the sideburns and flamboyant leather jumpsuits. Humperdinck often jokingly asserts that Elvis "stole" the image from him. Nevertheless, the two legends often performed one another's songs, and enjoyed a lasting friendship until Elvis' death.

Humperdinck has always enjoyed a healthy rivalry with Tom Jones, and the two actually partnered for ten years and shared a manager for many, many more.

I have had the pleasure of seeing Engelbert a few times and it is a lot of fun. He is a great performer and you know more songs than you think! Check this one out—I know you will have fun!

Interesting Fact:
Engelbert was not actually born with his extraordinarily memorable name. No, in fact he was born Arnold George Dorsey in England in 1933. It was his manager who, early-on, suggested he take the name Engelbert Humperdinck from the 1911 century Austrian composer who wrote "Hansel & Gretel." The idea was that it was just outrageous enough to be memorable, and it sure was!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 show. Celebrity Theatre is located at 440 N. 32nd St., just four blocks south of the Loop 202 freeway, in Phoenix.

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