The Whispers - The 2014 Tour
Boogie soul legends The Whispers are back, celebrating fifty hard earned years as
one of the best vocal groups in music history. The Whispers 2014-2015 tour will be a blast from the past and an exciting look
at the future of one of America's most memorable gospel vocalist bands, with plenty of exciting tour dates including: New
York City, NY; Alexandria and Hampton, VA; Houston, TX; Anaheim, CA and San Diego, CA; and Englewood, NJ. Don't see the Whispers
dropping their sweet soulful sounds at a venue near you? Have no fear, keep calm, and search on! All of the band's latest
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The Whispers have come
a long way, packing pews and filling amphitheatres all across the country. Don't miss these amazingly delicate soul performers
as they croon their ways across North America, delivering some of the best performances in the business. Catch them a NYC's
iconic B.B. King Blues Club & Grill for an amazing experience in the culture capital of America, or at the posh and top
quality Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, the world's finest city. No matter where you're enjoying The Whispers, the
2014-2015 tour is shaping up to be the most exciting gospel music event of the year. Don't miss your chance to see these legends
live and in the flesh.
About The Whispers
Back in 1964, The Whispers formed as the musical brainchild
of Wallace and Walter Scott, alongside collaborators Gordy Harmon, Nicholas Caldwell, and Marcus Hutson. The group hailed
from Watts California, and quickly made an impact on the R&B scene after joining up with L.A. based record label Dore.
Eventually, they would team up with visionary producer Ron Carson, at Soul Clock records, and continue to attack the R&B
scene as a Los Angeles based soul band. The band had an intimate connection with Carson, who lead them to their first breakout
hit and eventually took them to yet another label, this time to New York based mega-label Janus records. The group continued
to release hit singles under the tutelage of Carson, but soon felt it was time to move on to something bigger and better.
the 1980s, the band decided it was time to move on from long time producer Carson and they made yet another move, back to
Los Angeles based label SOLAR Records. The band's manager, Dick Griffey, was the head of SOLAR Records and moved the band
in a new direction. The Whispers' popularity hit an all time high by 1989, when the group opened the World Series of America's
favorite pastime at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The band's legacy is far reaching, with them being inducted
into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in the early 2000s. On top of that, their distinctive sound has made considerable impact
on various performing artists of today's generation. Will Smith would make use of their hit "And the Beat Goes On", Surkin
lifted from the tune "No Pain, No Gain", and Mobb Deep would sample from the hit "Can't Help But Love You". With fifty years
of performance greatness and a full tour schedule, the band is showing no signs of slowing or losing steam.
The band's breakout hit would come in 1972 with The Whisper' Love Story, which would chart the Billboard 200 and
a #34 position on the US R&B chart. The album would have a strong showing, and pave the way for the band to release six
more full length albums before the decade's end, with their 1979 self titled The Whispers reaching #1 on the US R&B chart
and becoming their first certified platinum release.
The 1980's would continue to bring consistent success to the group,
with two gold certifications for their albums Imagination and Love Is Where You Find It, with the latter hitting the #1 slot
yet again on the R&B charts. The band would close out the decade strong once again with their second platinum certification,
with 1987's Just Gets Better With Time becoming a huge commercial success.
Still going strong into the 2000s, the band's
most recent release, 2009's Thankful, would again chart in the Billboard 200 and hit the #25 position on US R&B. This
has just added to the band's slurry of top ten hits, including 1970's "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", 76's "One for the Money
(Part 1)", 80's mega-hits "And the Beat Goes On", "Lady", and "Rock Steady", and the most recent charting single "My, My,
The band used to be a five man group, until the untimely passing of Marcus Hutson, who lost
a battle with prostate cancer. Since his death, the band has remained a four person band, in honor of their former bandmate.
The Whispers Concert Experience
Get ready for an epic blast from the past as the Whispers take you through five
decades of musical greatness. Whether they're opening with their 1960s breakout hits or sampling from their latest releases,
The Whispers deliver a show that is all of fifty years of performing and songwriting greatness distilled into one superbly
pleasurable evening. Don't miss the sound of the quartet's crooning voices delivering a five decade spanning discography.
Get your tickets today!