Funky soul jazz artist George Benson is back, taking his multiple Grammy Award winning music catalogue
onto the road for the most exciting tour yet in this timeless musicians illustrious rock and roll career. Don't miss George
Benson's when he heads to an area near you, including: Carmel. IN; Costa Mesa and Palm Desert CA; and Boston, MA. Can't catch
George Benson because he's not heading to an area near you? Never fear because this R&B mainstay is always adding new
and exciting tour destinations to his busy concert schedule. Keep up to date on every last minute update to George's tour
schedule right here on StubHub, the number one place on the internet for all of your George Benson concert ticket needs.
Benson will be playing four exclusive shows spanning from the best coast to the eastern seaboard, with one special stop in
between. First, he'll be heading to Carmel, Indiana, where he'll be lighting up the midwestern state with his unforgettable
jazz sounds at the Palladium, located in the musical heart of Carmel's nightlife. Next, he'll be demonstrating his unbeatable
music talent with a coveted performance spot at the Boston Symphony Hall, where he'll be playing the sure to be sold out Holiday
Pops Boston right alongside some of the biggest names in pop and R&B of a generation. Finally, he'll head to the golden
coast, making one stop at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center before the blowout end to his spring tour at the McCallum Theatre,
located in the beautiful oasis of Palm Springs, California.
Whether you're catching him at the biggest amphitheatres
or hearing him croon his heart out at your favorite club, the George Benson 2014-2015 tour is generating endless amounts of
hype from longtime fans, newfound listeners and music critics alike. Don't miss the George Benson tour train when it chugs
through an area near you!
About George Benson
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, George Benson picked
up his first musical instruments just a few years after learning to walk, first learning the ukulele before hitting the local
club scene with his guitar at the unbelievable age of eight. The folks at RCA-Victor would spot the endless pool of talent
that was George Benson, and by the age of ten George had already recorded his first record. His talent would be shaped by
artists such as Jack McDuff and Hank Garland, moving his music into a jazz direction and showing him all the different facets
of the large and rapidly growing jazz genre. He would eventually partner up with Miles Davis, playing for the famed performer
in live performances and in the studio. With enough musical experience under his belt, 1974 would be the year of Benson as
he released his debut to much critical acclaim, becoming an overnight sensation that was making waves both critically and
He would ride his success onto a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, opening himself up to a much wider
demographic and leading to his first trip to the Grammy's to scoop the award for Record of the Year. He would embark on nationwide
tours, performing alongside some of the biggest performers of the era such as Minnie Riperton, and began to expand into the
R&B scene which would lead him to yet another trip to the Grammy awards. By the mid 80s, he would begin to collaborate
with legendary guitarist Chet Atkins, charting new territory in the smooth jazz genre as he redefined the genre in his own
image. He would make the switch to Concord Records, embarking on a worldwide tour that would bring his unforgettable sound
to masses all across the globe.
Benson continues to release new material and tour, and has since received countless
accolades across his career, including a total of ten wins at the Grammys as well as recognition as a Jazz Master by the National
Endowment of the Arts. When he's not busy on the tour road, he continues to reshape the musical landscape while collaborating
with an eclectic mix of music greats, including Steve Lukather and Marcus Miller. He's been a staple on late night television,
with his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon cementing him as a foundational piece of musical Americana for another
generation to come.
Benson's 1976 release Breezin' would be one of the fundamental pieces
of the Benson discography. Under the directive tutelage of Tommy LiPuma, the album would receive three platinum certifications,
and climb to the number one position in not one, not two, but three major Billboard charts: US Pop, US R&B, and US Jazz.
The album would spawn the two mega hit singles "Breezin'" and "This Masquerade", as well as "Six to Four" and "Affirmation".
The album would also win the coveted Record of the Year award at the 1977 Grammys.
Bensen's 1980 release would also
reach monumental heights, which under producer Quincy Jones would receive a coveted perfect five star rating from AllMusic.
The album would receive platinum certification, and again topped the US Jazz and R&B charts along with a #3 showing on
the US Pop charts. The album was carried by a slew of hit singles that included "Love X Love", "Moody's Mood", and "Give Me
Not shy of dabbling in other genres, one of George's earliest albums would be a cover
of Abbey Road by the Beatles. The album, titled The Other Side of Abbey Road, would receive large amounts of mainstream attention
and open up George to previously unknown listeners across the world.
The George Benson Concert Experience
ready to experience jazz history in the making. The George Benson concert experience distills over six decades of musical
greatness and unbeatable creative artistry into one epic night of blues, jazz, and pop sounds that will leave you out of your
seat and shouting for encores until the sun comes up. Don't miss your chance to catch this legendary performer live and in
the flesh - get your tickets today!