Friday, March 27, 2015

Engelbert Humperdinck Visits Strathmore, April 15th

Engelbert Humperdinck visits Strathmore, April 15th

From our friends at the Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Calling Tour

Pop icon comes “Calling” with new duets album, catalogue of evergreen hits

On a nationwide tour in support of his fall 2014 duets album Engelbert Calling, the iconic Engelbert Humperdinck comes to the Music Center at Strathmore on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8 p.m., with tracks from the new album as well as a prolific catalogue of recognizable hits. Engelbert Calling features collaborations with Sir Elton John, Willie Nelson, Shelby Lynne, Charles Aznavour, Kenny Rogers, Beverly Knight, and Gene Simmons, as well as Strathmore favorites Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, and Dionne Warwick. The album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Martin Terefe (Train, Jason Mraz, James Morrison). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

In his remarkable four-decade long career, Humperdinck has garnered four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, over 150 million records sold, including 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of the evergreen hits that belong to Humperdinck include “(Please) Release Me,” “After The Lovin,” “Spanish Eyes,” “The Last Waltz,” “Am I that Easy to Forget,” “There Goes My Everything,” “Les Bicyclettes de Belsize,” “Winter World of Love,” “This Moment in Time,” “Can’t take My Eyes off You” and the unforgettable “Quando, Quando, Quando.” Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song “Lesbian Seagull” for MTV’s film “Beavis and Butt-head Do America.”

Humperdinck’s (given name Arnold George Dorsey) career began at 17, when friends encouraged him to sing in a contest at a local pub in his native England. An avid sax player, he discovered an unknown talent - impersonations. Humperdinck gave a spot on impression of Jerry Lewis - so good, it launched his career in entertainment. Tuberculosis silenced the singer for six months and nearly snuffed out his rising star. After regaining his health, Humperdinck rebranded himself with his current persona. His manager suggested the name “Engelbert Humperdinck,” and they thought it was just outrageous enough to be memorable. And thus was born a pop music legend.

Strathmore Presents 
Engelbert Humperdinck
Engelbert Calling Tour
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
8 p.m.

Tickets $38-88

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.