Paul Anka coming to Ovens Auditorium Sept. 9, 2019
Paul Anka: Anka Sings Sinatra – His Songs, My Songs, My Way coming to Ovens Auditorium Sept. 9, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 21, 2019) – Ovens Auditorium will host legendary singer songwriter Paul Anka for his "Anka Sings Sinatra - His Songs, My Songs, My Way" tour on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. A direct link to purchase tickets can be found here.
“The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra,” said Paul Anka. “It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”
Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep going,” said Anka. In the early 60s, he became a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Even with the British invasion, Anka still had chart records. He moved to Italy and outsold the Italians, selling an astonishing 4 million records there. In the late 60s, Anka wrote “My Way” for Frank Sinatra and by the 70s, he had another string of hits including, “(You’re) Having My Baby,” “Don’t Like To Sleep Alone” and “Times Of Your Life,” which confirmed his status as an icon of popular music.
His later achievements as a recording artist included the charted song, “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes,” a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album "Amigos" in 1996, and "Body of Work," a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka. If this wasn’t enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” which has further cemented his place upon the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.
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About Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit ovensauditorium.com.