Ready for Christmas??
Barry Manilow has just announced eight Christmas shows for December -- one each in the Chicago area and on New York's Long Island, along with a five night stand in Palm Desert, California, and a final night at L.A.'s Forum. A message to fans was posted on Manilow's Facebook page: "Christmas is just around the corner. Well, not really. But you get the idea. And even though it might be a little early, we wanted you to know that for the first time ever, Barry is putting together a GREAT Christmas show for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Yes, you’ve probably heard about the fun times at Palm Springs’ McCallum Christmas Concerts. . . and now Barry will be bringing Christmas Hits and Manilow Hits. . . and Santa. . . on the road for three great nights." Earlier this year, Manilow released his latest album titled, This Is My Town: Songs Of New York. The set mixes new original tracks with such "Big Apple" standards as a cover of the Drifters' "On Broadway," among others.
If you can't be at one of his holiday shows, this may be the next best thing: