Paul Anka Schedule
Paul Anka once said, "I've always believed that if you don't stay moving, they will throw dirt
on you." Anka has made sure that will never happen. Consistently a man on the go, Anka has been entertaining audiences worldwide
for over half a century, and he shows no signs of slowing down. The Canadian superstar first stole the hearts of fans with
his monster hit, "Diana" and continues to woo fans today!
The legendary Paul Anka is scheduled to play venues like Fantasy
Springs Resort in Indio, California; Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida; Kravis Center Dreyfoos Hall in
West Palm Beach, Florida; Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce, Florida; Artis Naples in Naples, Florida; Broward Center for the
Performing Arts - Au Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Segerstrom Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Costa Mesa,
Paul Anka Background
Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Paul Anka was the oldest of three. His Lebanese-Canadian
parents ran a restaurant, the Locanda, where Anka lent a hand throughout his childhood and charmed the customers. The popular
gathering place brought in a crowd of regulars comprised of businessmen, journalists and politicians. It was evident early
on that Anka was self-assured and set his sights on becoming a star. Not long after he turned 15, the ambitious Anka headed
for L.A. He bunked with an uncle while he pursued his dream of becoming a singer. Anka then focused on the Big Apple, pleading
with his dad to give his blessing. His father caved but held Anka to the stipulation that if he didn't get anywhere with his
music career in New York, he would have to return to the family nest in Canada.
With no time to waste, Anka worked hard
at meeting his goal. Soon after he landed in the Big Apple, he scored a meeting with an ABC/Paramount Records exec, Don Costa.
Costa was willing to take a listen of Anka's material. Impressed with what he heard, Costa immediately put Anka on the payroll.
Anka's father had to fly in to cement the deal because he was still a minor at the time. The relationship spawned the release,
"Diana," which paved the way to Anka's status as ateen heartthrob.
Before he even reached his 20s, Anka became a jetsetter.
Anka recalled, "My life as a teenager ended at 16. I went into another sphere." Crowds of fans globally fawned over Anka but
unfortunately, he didn't get the same treatment in his native Ottawa. In fact, his welcome there was quite the opposite. His
1956 appearance was tinged with jeers and hisses. As a result, Anka boycotted his hometown for years. As the 1960s wore on,
fickle fans traded in Anka's crooning over the rock 'n' roll of groups like the Rolling Stones. It didn't take long for Anka's
music to be shelved. Never one to quietly sit by, Anka took action. "When they started not to believe and they sensed that
things were changing, I said, 'OK, give me back my life. Give me back my music,'" Anka explained. Armed with his father's
business sense, Anka purchased the rights to his music collection and he then focused on revamping his image. Sweeping his
teen idol status under the rug, Anka reemerged as a gifted songwriter, producing works likened to the "Rat Pack style." Reinventing
himself proved to be highly successful. Among many, many notable achievements, Anka was responsible for The Tonight Show's
theme during Johnny Carson's tenure. He also penned "My Way," one of Frank Sinatra's most beloved songs. Now in his 70s, Paul
Anka still maintains an aggressive tour schedule.
Paul Anka Albums
With smashes like "Lonely Boy," "(You're)
Having My Baby," "Diana" and more, Paul Anka has an impressive resume. From composing the theme for The Tonight Show Starring
Johnny Carson and penning "She's a Lady," one of Tom Jones's signature songs, Anka is credited with contributions that will
live on forever.
His albums include: Paul Anka (1958); My Heart Sings (1959); Anka at the Copa (1960); Swings For Young
Lovers (1960); It's Christmas Everywhere (1960); Young, Alive, and In Love! (1962); Let's Sit This One Out (1962); 3 Great
Guys (1963); Goodnight My Love (1969); Life Goes On (1969); Paul Anka (1972); Jubilation (1972); Anka (1974); Feelings (1975);
Times of Your Life (1975); The Painter (1976); The Music Man (1977); Listen to Your Heart (1978); Headlines (1979): Both Sides
of Love (1981); Walk a Fine Line (1983); Freedom For The World (1987); Somebody Loves You (1989); Amigos (1996); Rock Swings
(2005); Classic Songs, My Way (2007); Songs of December (2011); and Duets (2013).
Paul Anka Trivia
you would imagine, it was a girl Paul Anka had a crush on in his hometown of Ottawathat inspired the legendary "Diana" tune.
Paul Anka Concert Experience
When a living legend like Paul Anka passes through your neck of the woods, you better
make sure you have tickets in hand to see him live! As one of the most coveted classic pop entertainers of our time, Paul
Anka successfully evolved from teen idol to a well-respected adult performer. Now is your chance to get in on the fun. Reserve
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