Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey Presents Engelbert Humperdinck
By Press Release Tuesday, August 26 2014 @ 04:51 PM EDT
Sunday, October 14th 2014 8PM
$95, $75, $55, $45 , Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com
or www.bergenpac.org or
Box Office (201) 227 1030
(Englewood, New Jersey- August 25, 2014) Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Engelbert Humperdinck Sunday, October 14th, 2014 at 8PM. Reserve tickets to see the soul sensation at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
His name comes from the 19th century Austrian composer who wrote "Hansel & Gretel." His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold. Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song "Lesbian Seagull" for the latest Beavis and Butthead movie. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe with the MTV generation having just "discovered" what a magnificent musician the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.
Few people realize that several of the major forces in the world of rock n' roll, including Jimi
Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late'60's, 70’s and '80's. Let’s not forget Humperdinck taking #1 away from the Beatles, as well.
In 1999 “Humper” recorded The Dance Album as his first album in the dance genre. Released by the red-hot dance label Interhit Records, the album featured newly recorded dance versions of six of Engelbert's greatest hits, along with five original songs. Favorites such as "Quando, Quando,
Quando" and "Release Me" are set to an infectious dance beat by dance producer/ remixers Chris Cox and Barry Harris, known collectively as Thunderpuss 2000. The album has enjoyed tremendous success, with "Release Me" hitting Top Ten in the Billboard Dance charts. Says Billboard magazine of The Dance Album: "...brilliantly cool...one of the most fun pop/dance albums of the decade."
With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for "Entertainer of the Year" (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Hardly. In the past few years, he has joined in 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."
30 North Van Brunt Street
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.