Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are thrilled to confirm five-time GRAMMY® award winner and soul icon Dionne Warwick is returning to Australia and New Zealand for a string of intimate headline shows this November.
Commencing at Perth’s Riverside Theatre on 2 November, Warwick will perform a number of iconic songs from her extensive 50-year career for audiences in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney before concluding at The Star on the Gold Coast on 9 November.
Over the course of her years in entertainment, Warwick has established herself as an internationally renowned performer with her incredible blend of pop, R&B, gospel and soul. A regular fixture on the charts with 75 hit singles and having sold over 100 million records, Warwick’s remarkable vocals and catchy melodies resonate with audiences across the globe.
Warwick began her professional singing career in 1961 when she was discovered by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David where together over the course of a decade they released almost 20 best-selling albums and over 30 hit singles including ‘Walk on By’, ‘A House Is Not A Home’, and ‘Say A Little Prayer For You’.
Receiving her first GRAMMY Award in 1968 for hit song ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose?’ and her second GRAMMY Award in 1970 for best-selling album I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Warwick was also the first African-American solo female artist to win the award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. Known as the artist who ‘bridged the gap’, Warwick’s music transcended racial boundaries and she was the first of her peers to have a dozen consecutive Top 100 singles as well as to perform for the Queen of England.
Warwick’s second decade of hit songs began in 1970 when she signed to Warner Bros. Records. She recorded half a dozen records with a number of iconic producers including Thom Bell, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Jerry Ragavoy, Steve Barri and Michael Omartian before going on to sign with Arista Records in 1976. Together with producer Barry Manilow, she released her first platinum-selling album Dionne which included GRAMMY award-winning singles ‘I’ll Never Love This Way Again’ and ‘Déjà vu’.
Her extensively successful career continued in 1982 with the release of chart-topping album Heartbreaker co-produced by Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees and in 1985 she reunited with composer Burt Bacharach and longtime friends Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder to record the landmark song ‘That’s What Friends Are For’.
Warwick celebrated her 50th anniversary in entertainment in 2013 where she marked the occasion with the release of her album Now. Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, the album featured unreleased material written by longtime friends and songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She went on to release Feels So Good in 2014, a duets album featuring a number of today’s greatest musical artists including Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, Cyndi Lauper and many more.
As one of the most successful performers of our time, Dionne Warwick is a true star. These shows are not to be missed - secure tickets now to avoid disappointment!