Scene and Heard

LEGENDARY BLUESMAN B.B. KING RETURNS TO LOUISVILLE PALACE, OCTOBER 13

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on June 3, 2011

B.B. King’s reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet he continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics.

 

B.B. was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and received NARAS’ Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1987. B.B. continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world. Classics such as “Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss,” “The Thrill Is Gone,” How Blue Can You Get,” “Everyday I Have The Blues,” and “Why I Sing The Blues” are concert (and fan) staples. Over the years, the Grammy Award-winner has had two #1 R&B hits, 1951’s “Three O’Clock Blues,” and 1952’s “You Don’t Know Me,” and four #2 R&B hits, 1953’s “Please Love Me,” 1954’s “You Upset Me Baby,” 1960’s “Sweet Sixteen, Part I,” and 1966’s “Don’t Answer The Door, Part I.” B.B.’s most popular crossover hit, 1970’s “The Thrill Is Gone,” went to #15 pop.

 

B.B. KING

 

LOUISVILLE PALACE

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH | 7:30PM

 

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 10AM

 

 

Ticket Locations

The Louisville Palace Box Office & All Ticketmaster Locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000

 

Ticket Prices

$65 / $59.50 / $49.50 plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)

 

 

More Info:

bbking.com | louisvillepalace.com | nationalshows2.com

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