An Evening With John Waite
Presented by American Express
Tuesday, May 27; 8:00 p.m.
With a career spanning nearly four decades, legendary singer-songwriter John Waite will be releasing his new greatest hits record, BEST, on May 13, 2014. The album features 18 songs spanning his illustrious career including 11 studio hits – three of which were recently re-recorded – five live songs and two unplugged tracks. Waite has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years. He rose to fame as bassist and lead vocalist for The Babys, who rocketed to Top 20 chart positions with a pair of infections hits – “Isn’t it Time” from the band’s 1977 sophomore LP, Broken Heart and the monster ballad, “Every Time I Think of You” off 1978’s Head First. After the breakup of The Babys, Waite began an abundant and prodigious solo career, ignited by the well-received release, Ignition, which featured the single, “Change,” and his next solo effort, 1984’s No Brakes, which featured top chart singles, “Missing You” and “Tears.” Then, in 1988, Waite fronted supergroup, Bad English. Since returning to the recording studio as a solo artist in 1995, John has produced a string of solid, existentially eccentric, courageously eclectic and blisteringly electric rock n’ roll records. It’s especially timely that John Waite’s BEST is coming out now as New York Times Best Selling author Harlan Coben’s new thriller Missing You is named after Waite’s signature 1984 chart-topper. Help us honor and recognize the musical journey and career of the incredibly bold and talented John Waite at the Clive Davis Theater, just days after the release of his newest greatest hits record, BEST. The event will be hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, and will feature a performance.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Public onsale is Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org