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10 September 2013, 18:17
Barry Manilow is to play at the home of Hampshire Cricket in the first concert the ground has hosted for 6 years.
The singer will play at The Ageas Bowl on Saturday 24 May 2014.
The music superstar know for hits like, “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana (at The Copa),” will perform for one night only in the first concert at the venue since 2008’s visit of REM.
With more than 50 Top 40 hits and worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Manilow has produced, arranged, and released more than 40 albums over the course of his career.
He's written hundreds of songs and performed around the globe, thrilling millions of fans, winning a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination along the way.
Hampshire Chairman, Rod Bransgrove said:
“We are extremely excited about having Barry Manilow at The Ageas Bowl. His back catalogue is as strong as anyone’s and he’s a proven performer over many, many years.
“With our ground development project nearing completion, this concert puts us well on track to being one of the leading live music venues on the South Coast.”
Tickets are on pre-sale now and will be going on sale to the public very soon.
Past shows at the cricket ground have included Oasis (2005), Billy Joel (2006), The Who (2007), Neil Diamond (2008) and REM (2008).