April 30 – May 2, 2012 | Radio City Music Hall NYC
Fanilows fear not. Your man, Barry Manilow, the singer-songwriter who once had an amazing five albums on the charts simultaneously, is still going strong after almost forty years of crooning. It seems he really can’t smile without his loyal fans. Following a few health-related setbacks and cancellations, he revisits Radio City Music Hall in New York City to perform three shows, April 30, May 1 and 2, 2012. These special concerts coincide with the release of 15 MINUTES, Manilow’s first original album in 10 years which will be in stores on June 14.
After recording six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time—from Ira Gershwin to Burt Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums—Barry Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Inspired by the famous Andy Warhol quote, “In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” this guitar-driven pop album explores the ups and downs of fame, something which Mr. Manilow knows all too well.
“Fame and success are something we all strive for,” he recently reflected. “And yet when we get it how do we behave?” The lurid answer leaps out at us daily from magazine covers, TV news and online gossip sites. Stars rising and crashing and burning: a common theme. But it happens in every walk of life. “It’s something that continues to fascinate us, and for me it represented an interesting musical journey to explore,” explained Manilow.
15 MINUTES gives us 16 original tracks of that exploration, written by Manilow and lyricist Enoch Anderson. Making a guest appearance on 15 MINUTES is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group, Pomplamoose, with her eerie rendition of “Letter From A Fan.”
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