Craig Ferguson, Herbie Hancock & More Added to Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Season
The Kimmel Center adds six new shows with a power house list of comedy, soul, folk, rock, and jazz performers into the New Year. New artists added to 2014-15 line-up include:
Magnetic funk and soul revivalists, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, ready to bring the house down in Philly (Feb. 13). Soul singer and funk group's latest creative endeavor, Give the People What They Want,continues their legacy with the same "blue-flame intensity of Jones' voice and the Dap-Kings evocative arrangements" (Pitchfork).
Emmy nominated comedic force Craig Ferguson, exiting The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this month after a 10 year run, will hit the road with Hot and Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth as his Merriam Theater debut (Feb. 12 - *Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 12 at noon). "The best comedian of our time" (Washington Post), Jerry Seinfeld returns to his Philly laughter house, Academy of Music, with two stand-up performances of signature jokes translating the little things in life into relatable audience experiences (Feb. 20).
Spring brings a weekend of whimsy at the Academy of Music with Indie folk-rockers, The Decemberists, performing new works in support of upcoming album release, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (April 7) with special guests Alvvays. Following suit, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice makes his debut at the Academy of Music (April 8) in support of his long-awaited album release, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, delivering "bold, dreamy, impeccably rendered music" (NPR) with his new song cycle.
Jazz royalty Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea join forces for a rare, historic duo performance at the Academy of Music (April 11). Their performance showcases their blazing careers as artistic innovators on piano, as first revealed in 1978 recording, An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In Concert.