The singer behind one of the top-selling pop hits of the 1970s pays tribute to an iconic singer and her music when Debby Boone performs the greatest hits of Karen Carpenter during a major concert on March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The presentation from Ovation Productions will kick off the three-night, three-city local tour of the acclaimed American singer, actress and author that also includes shows on March 10 at the Cebu Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City and on March 11 at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City.
Dubbed Debby Boone Sings Karen Carpenter, the concert series marks the local debut of Debby as she extols the musical achievements and legacy of the late Karen Carpenter, one-half of the ‘70s pop duo, The Carpenters, who, with her brother Richard, made up one of the era’s biggest and most successful soft rock groups.
On Top of the World
Touted as the ultimate Karen Carpenters tribute act, the show is expected to evoke happy and wonderful memories of the magical sound and spectacle of a Carpenters live performance featuring Karen on the drums and lead vocals in her typical contralto vocal range and Richard on the piano with back-up vocals.
Debby brings with her on her first foray in singing Karen Carpenter the superb vocal quality and style that have produced numerous hit records and sold-out tours during a brilliant and successful musical and entertainment career spanning nearly 50 years.
While there were past tributes to Karen Carpenter by other artists, they were less than impressive and didn’t have the kind of skills, style and appeal in coming out with the familiar soft rock sound and carefully crafted songs associated with The Carpenters and that have captivated millions worldwide.
Witness as Debby delivers an evening of the Carpenters hits such as, “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Top Of The World,” “Superstar,” “Hurting Each Other,” “I Need To Be In Love,” “For All We Know”and many more.
She will also perform her best-selling song the mega-hit “You Light Up My Life”.
In 2008, Billboard ranked the song No. 7 among all songs that charted in the 50-year history of the Hot 100. “You Light Up My Life” earned Debby a Grammy Awardfor Best New Artist and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop Single of 1977.
Debby’s career as a singer, artist and actress traces its roots to a life full of music as she was growing up in New Jersey with her family led by her father, Pat Boone, the popular singer of the 1950s.
Tickets for the Smart Araneta Center show on March 8 are priced at P4,500, P4,000, P3,500, P2,500, P1,500 and P800 and are available online at www.ticketnet.com.ph and at all Ticketnet outlets.
For tickets and other information on the Waterfront Hotel Cebu concert on March 10, call (032) 232 6888/0971-622-8705. For tickets and other information on the SMX Convention Center-Davao concert on March 11, call 0932-637-6185/0932-349-4499.
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