Multi-platinum album selling and award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Richard Marx comes to The Orleans Showroom for two nights, Valentine’s Weekend, February 13 and 14.
With more than 20 years in the music industry, Richard Marx has established himself as a hit-making singer/songwriter with career highlights that include selling more than 30 million albums and writing, as of 2009, 13 No. 1 songs.
Marx’s self-titled debut album and his first single in 1987 “Don’t Mean Nothing” was where it began for the performer as a solo artist. Combined with his follow up CD two years later Repeat Offender, Marx sold more than 10 million albums. From his debut through 1990, Marx became the first male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the top five on the Billboard singles chart, including the well-known hits “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.”
The hits kept coming in the early ‘90s as Marx released the double platinum selling CD Rush Street and 1994’s Paid Vacation, which included the worldwide hit, “Now and Forever.” The song spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.
In addition to writing and recording hit after hit on his own albums, Marx has written and produced songs with some of the biggest names in music including Barbra Streisand, Daughtry, Leann Rimes, Travis Tritt, Natalie Cole and Josh Groban, among many others. In 2004, Marx won the Song of the Year Grammy Award for “Dance With My Father,” which he co-wrote with the late Luther Vandross. In 2005, he collaborated with Keith Urban for the country singer’s hit song “Better Life” and in 2007 the duo teamed up again to co-write another chart-topper for Urban titled “Everybody.”
Marx and Vertical Horizon lead singer Matt Scannell partnered in 2008 as an acoustic duo and will soon release a CD of one of their recent live performances and plan to follow it up with an electric rock record. Marx also co-wrote a song for Ringo Starr’s upcoming CD to be released in 2010.
In late 2009, Marx released his latest solo CD, Emotional Remains, a modern rock record that features collaborations with Matt Scannell, Jennifer Hanson and Kenny Loggins.
Tickets are available now and are priced from $24.95, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.