Get ready to tap your toes to classics like ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ and ‘Wishin’ And Hopin’’ when three-time Academy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Burt Bacharach plays the Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival 2019.
Mr. Bacharach revolutionized pop music in the 1950s and 1960s, and a dazzling discography beloved by generations of fans includes 48 Top 10 hits and nine #1 songs. Just a sampling of that number includes favourites such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’, ‘Arthur’s Theme’, ‘Close To You’, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’, ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, ‘I'll Never Fall In Love Again’, ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’, ‘Walk On By’, and ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love.’
He has collaborated with some of the twentieth century’s biggest stars and his songs have been recorded by legendary artists, including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello REM, Diana Krall, the Stranglers, Perry Como, Cher, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones and Wynonna Judd.
Lauded by Hollywood, Broadway, and just about every institution in the music industry, Mr Bacharach’s eight Grammy Awards include the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with his collaborator Hal David.
Burt Bacharach and his band's Heineken Big Top concert is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience over fifty years of music at Galway International Arts Festival’s marquee venue.
Dublin-based singer Paddy Hanna will open for Mr Bacharach. Drawing praise for 'superb' music that is 'as brilliantly distinctive as they come,' Hanna has been hailed as an unsung hero of the Irish music scene, and his recent album Frankly, I Mutate was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by the Irish Times.
Tickets: €59.50 pp.
This will be a fully seated concert. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
‘“Anyone who had a heart would love Burt Bacharach just as much as I do”’The Independent
‘“Life may only be a moment, but in Bacharach’s hands it’s a big, bold, Technicolor moment.”’The Financial Times
‘“…a man who launched a thousand hits….”’The Independent