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Soulful crooner @Mike___McDonald brings his new album and greatest hits to the @KimmelCenter along with special guest @MarcCohn on 10/27
MICHAEL MCDONALD BRINGS NEW ALBUM AND GREATEST HITS
TO PHILADELPHIA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARC COHN
Nationwide tour debuts Wide Open on October 27
in Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2017) –– With his distinct and soulful sound, five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald brings his new album and greatest hits to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, along with special guest Marc Cohn. Wide Open is his first new studio album since 2008 and his first original material in more than 17 years.
The album features the single “Find It In Your Heart,” which will leave fans feeling reminiscent of the musician’s days with The Doobie Brothers. Wide Open successfully evolves the vibes and sound of the 70s into the modern era, made possible by an all-star band and McDonald’s 40 years of jazz, soul, and smooth rock expertise. This event will take place at the Merriam Theater on Friday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. and is presented in association with BRE Presents.
“We are very excited to host one of the most popular artists of the 70s here at the Kimmel Center,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “From Steely Dan to The Doobie Brothers, and now to his career as a solo artist, it is sure to be an entertaining night of McDonald’s distinctive blend of soul and smooth rock. It all pairs perfectly with Grammy Award winner and special guest, Marc Cohn.”
Michael McDonald’s music career began in the 1970s when he became a guest vocalist for Steely Dan. In the same year, he joined The Doobie Brothers where he would go on to record hits such as “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “What a Fool Believes.” McDonald was largely responsible for evolving the group’s boogie rock sound into a combination of jazz and soul. After multiple award-winning songs with The Doobie Brothers, McDonald moved on to a solo career which is highlighted by his collaborative work with a wide range of artists. As a five-time Grammy Award winner, he remains an active singer-songwriter and industry professional, but he recently co-founded a record label and is touring alongside other artists.
Joining Michael McDonald at the Kimmel Center is Marc Cohn, another artist with a distinctive, soulful croon. He is best known for his Grammy Award-winning hit, “Walking in Memphis,” and has worked with notable artists such as James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Patty Griffin. Cohn’s most recent albums include Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities as well as the bonus album Evolution of a Record.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Campus include: King Crimson (November 2-3, 2017, Merriam Theater), The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour (November 17, 2017, Academy of Music), and Nick Offerman: Full Bush (November 4, 2017, Merriam Theater).
MICHAEL MCDONALD WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARC COHN
October 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $55.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at visit kimmelcenter.org.
All Meet & Greet Package ticketholders will receive one premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-5, exclusive preshow meet-and-greet, and personal photograph with Michael McDonald, autographed 8x10 photo, and exclusive, collectible Michael McDonald merchandise items.
All Front Row Package ticketholders will receive one front row ticket, autographed 8x10 photo, and exclusive, collectible Michael McDonald merchandise items.
All VIP Tour Package ticketholders will receive one ticket located in the first 10 rows, autographed 8x10 photo, and exclusive, collectible Michael McDonald merchandise items.
BRE Presents is a full service live entertainment company that provides a complete array of concert promotion services for touring artists, including booking, producing and presenting concerts and live events primarily in the Northeastern U.S. Operated and staffed by entertainment industry veterans with over 100 years of experience in the music and live events business, BRE PRESENTS is based in Haddonfield, NJ, USA.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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