Crooning to audiences on Valentine’s Weekend, Grammy-nominated artist and international recording icon Engelbert Humperdinck brings his legacy of love, romance and charm to The Orleans Showroom, February 11, 12 and 13.
Although born Arnold George Dorsey in Madras, India, it was over four decades ago that Engelbert Humperdinck emerged as one of the foremost entertainers in the world. Growing up, Humperdinck had a passion for the saxophone and scrimped and saved for weekly lessons. By the time he was 17, he found himself on stage singing and became quite popular in the United Kingdom. After a military hiatus, he again emerged on the music scene with a new image and the name of a noted 19th century German composer. Thus, Engelbert Humperdinck was born and a phenomenon began.
Once called “The premier voice of the 20th century” by the London Times, Humperdinck first hit the charts with his smash hit “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again),” which went to No. 1 in 11 countries. The next decade brought the hits “After the Lovin’,” “Winter World of Love,” “Am I That Easy To Forget,” “There Goes My Everything,” “This Moment In Time,” and “A Man Without Love.”
As a seasoned performer and singer extraordinaire, Humperdinck continues to captivate audiences with his ultra smooth charisma and inspiring collection of ballades. He has recorded more than 80 albums in his more than 40-year career including many multi-language versions, selling more than 150 million records worldwide—64 gold and 24 platinum albums.
Humperdinck has performed for Her Majesty the Queen, several Presidents, and many Heads of State. In 1978, he received many accolades including the “Georgie Award” from the American Guild of Variety Artists recognizing his as “Entertainer of the Year.” In 1988, his performance of “One World” was seen by more than 5 billion people around the globe, kicking off the Seoul Summer Olympics. He has also used his fame to raise funds for numerous charitable causes.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $54.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.