The legend continues as “The Angel On My Shoulder Tour” comes to Philippines. Manila fans will be excited for the return of Engelbert Humperdinck, November 12, 8 p.m., New Frontier Theater.
Engelbert Humperdinck never wanted to be a singer. A career in music, yes, but he was extraordinarily shy. He knew he could sing harmonies, but the power of his own voice came as a surprise to him and other people. “It’s just so loud, but I discovered I can be tender with it at the same time.” Like all great icons, he is a man of great depth — masculine and loving, shy inside and uninhibited onstage, prepared to play the sex god to the hilt and still, at this stage of his career, managing to get away with it.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 23 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times.
Engelbert exploded onto the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley, and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single on the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No.1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith’s beer.
The following decades saw Engelbert touring the world to sell-out crowds. Engelbert seems to take great pleasure in every moment on stage, a place where he can lose his inhibitions and no longer be the child who was once shy. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now — serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions… ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.
Tickets will be available October 5 at all TicketNet outlets.