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Engelbert Humperdinck Makes His Segerstrom Center Debut Tonight

Grammy nominated, Golden Globe "Entertainer of the Year" and multi-platinum selling artist Engelbert Humperdinck will perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for one night only tonight, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. The charismatic and consummate entertainer will please audiences and "Humperdinckers" alike with music from his vast catalogue, including hits such as "Quando, Quando, Quando," "Release Me," "The Last Waltz," "Spanish Eyes" and many more tender ballads. London Times calls him, "The premier voice of the 20th Century."

For his Segerstrom Center debut, Humperdinck will perform music from his latest album. The show will also feature a virtual duet with Sir Elton John. Humperdinck has released more than 80 albums in his four decade career, and this newest is his first duets CD, Engelbert Calling. The CD went straight to # 3 on the HMV Album charts on the day of its release. His Master's Voice (HMV) is the largest and most respected retail outlet in the U.K. The new album features duets with a Who's Who of the music world, including Sir Elton John, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Shelby Lynne, Charles Aznavour, Johnny Mathis, Cliff Richard, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Lulu, Beverly Knight and Gene Simmons, to name a few. Sir Elton John praised his new recording partner as "one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with." He went on to say, "We had a great time singing together. He is 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever."

Tickets to Engelbert Humperdinck start at $59 and will go on sale Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PST. Single tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about groups of 20 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. There are a limited number of VIP packages available. After The Lovin' VIP Lounge with Engelbert Humperdinck includes a post-show meet & greet and photo opportunity with Engelbert Humperdinck, an autographed VIP tour laminate, one autographed copy of his Greatest Hits CD and more. VIP tickets start at $250.00.

His name, Engelbert Humperdinck, comes from the 19th century German composer who wrote Hansel & Gretel. He is a living legend in the international music industry for the last 40 plus years and has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

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 continues to tour the globe. In the past few years, he has joined in elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, striking a new chord with a younger generation. Humperdinck has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song for the Beavis and Butt-Head movie. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the world. The MTV generation has just "discovered" him via two appearances on MTV Beach House, Chilling with the Weaze and Oddville, appreciating 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 '60s, '70s and '80s. And let's not forget Humperdinck taking #1 away from The Beatles, as well.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Kia, Official Automotive Partner of the Center and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multi- disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.

As Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' ongoing Free for All series.

The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.

In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Segerstrom Hall Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Tickets start at $59
Tickets go on sale April 6 The Box Office - (714) 556-2787
Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non-profit organization. "Segerstrom Center for the Arts" is a registered trademark.



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