Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sat, July 27, 2013 at 8:00pm
$32.50 to $42.50
Student/Educator Rush will be available for BJ Thomas.
Policy: 2 ticket per valid ID; $20 per ticket, cash only; available only at the Pantages Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to the performance; student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; resale of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.
B.J. Thomas is the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist with a career spanning nearly five decades and bridging the worlds of pop, country and gospel. Ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, he just released his new CD, The Living Room Sessions, in April featuring his hits performed by such guests as Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett and Richard Marx. Thomas will play with his band and there will be no opening act.
Raised in Texas, B.J. Thomas first shot to fame in 1966 when his version of the Hank Williams standard "I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry" became an immediate hit and reached #8 on the pop charts. He followed it with the gold single "Hooked On A Feeling" in 1968 and scored a big success with Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," showcased in the 1969 movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
He won four Grammy Awards for Best Inspirational Performance in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981 and also one for Best Gospel Performance in 1980. In 1985, he recorded "As Long As We Got Each Other," the theme song from the ABC television series "Growing Pains," with Jennifer Warnes. The Living Room Sessions, his new debut album for Wrinkled Records, features intimate acoustic re-imaginings of twelve of his most renowned songs with guest artists including Vince Gill ("I Just Can’t Help Believing"), Lyle Lovett ("Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head") and Richard Marx ("Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"). It also features four solo performances by Thomas, who continues to tour internationally.