2006 is a major year for Johnny Mathis
, with the legendary singer-songwriter celebrating his 50th anniversary as a recording artist. The voice of romance who was one of the last and most popular in a long line of male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, will be arriving on UK shores this September where he will play three arena dates – his first British dates this century; London Wembley Arena on September 20, Birmingham NEC Arena on September 21, and Manchester’s MEN Arena on September 23.
Mathis, best known for his romantic readings of jazz and pop melodies, will be performing an array of his classics culled from his 50 year career. From his Grammy nominated Misty
through to I'm Stone In Love With You
and Gone, Gone, Gone
, Mathis has a repertoire second to none. Over the course of his career, Mathis has sold over 180 million albums, and today is still ranked as one of the world’s most successful recording artists, alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra
and Elvis Presley
. Currently, Mathis is riding high in the UK album charts with his “Very Best Of” album.
His first UK dates for over twelve years, it takes a classic to sing a classic and Johnny Mathis sets the standard for traditional pop vocalists. Five decades on from his first recording in New York City for Columbia Records, Mathis has one of the most enduring careers in popular music, having been present in the singles and albums charts in every decade from the ‘50s through to the present day.
Three Exclusive 2006 UK Concerts:
20 September – London Wembley Arena
21 September – Birmingham NEC Arena
23 September – Manchester MEN Arena