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The Righteous Brothers

October 24, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |

  | $29 – $99

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THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Prepare for a soul-stirring, nostalgic concert experience at the Lovin’ Feelin’ Farewell Tour of the legendary Righteous Brothers. Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Heard, to bring the Righteous Brothers back to the stage!

The Righteous Brothers Lovin’ Feelin’ Farewell Tour promises a captivating musical odyssey, spanning the early days of rock and roll and as far-reaching as the movie Dirty Dancing. From heartwarming ballads to energetic rock anthems, every performance is a testament to the enduring power of The Righteous Brothers’ music and their connection to fans across the globe.

Take a journey through decades of timeless hits that have defined a generation, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,'” “Unchained Melody,” “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Soul and Inspiration,” “Ebb Tide” and “Rock and Roll Heaven.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bill Medley and Bucky Herd of the Righteous Brothers posing for a portrait standing next to one another.THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS are back! With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,'” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. Says Medley, “No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard’s show it all came together — I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic.” 

The Bill Medley/Bucky Heard pairing came as something of a happy accident. Medley says it just seemed right. 

“I’d been friends with Bucky for years, but when I caught his show he just killed me! The next day it hit me — that’s the guy, someone I could sing hard with, laugh hard with, love and respect — on and off stage. He fits The Righteous Brothers live performance show perfectly. And, we’ve even recorded some new material together, I’m really excited!”

BILL MEDLEY is truly one of the iconic figures in American music history. His instantly recognizable baritone voice has anchored some of the biggest recordings of all time. He’s won a Grammy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and an American Music Award. 

The Orange County, CA native began writing songs as a boy and had his breakout as a songwriter and singer when, in 1963, the Medley-penned Little Latin Lupe Lu became a regional hit for Bill and Bobby Hatfield, as their first release as The Righteous Brothers. Other regional hits followed: “Justine,” “Koko Joe,” and “My Babe,” which led to a regular spot on ABC-TV’s national Shindig! broadcast. Shindig‘s smash success coincided with The Righteous Brothers opening for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones on their first US tours. 

Soon, The Righteous Brothers caught producer Phil Spector’s attention and he signed them to record what would become, according to BMI, the most played song in the history of American radio — the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil classic, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.'” A string of top hits followed until 1968 when Medley and Hatfield agreed to part ways to pursue solo efforts. Medley soon scored with top ten hits, “Peace,” “Brother,” and “Brown-eyed Woman.” In 1974, Bill and Bobby re-united and within a few weeks had yet another monster hit with Rock and Roll Heaven. 

From then until Bobby’s passing in 2003, The Righteous Brothers never stopped performing to packed crowds. During that period, Bill also recorded the chart-topping duet with Jennifer Warnes, “The Time of My Life,” for the movie Dirty Dancing. It went on to sell over 32 million copies worldwide. In 2003, shortly before Bobby passed away, Righteous Brothers fan Billy Joel inducted the pair into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a glowing 7-minute speech. 

Always active and stretching his creative talents, Medley has also sung on the soundtracks or performed the theme songs for 33 movies and TV shows and, in 2014, released his memoir, The Time of My Life, published by Da Capo Press. 

Bucky Heard is an Alabama native and Auburn University alum. He’s been one of the most popular and versatile performers in America for several years, headlining countless shows in major venues. His reputation as a gutsy rock and roll singer, with an incredible vocal range, has garnered much critical praise and a legion of fans. 

He’s been hand-selected to share the concert stage with legends, like Andy Williams and Glen Campbell, and honored as “Male Vocalist of the Year” by entertainment publications. Credited with being one of the hardest working and in-demand performers, Bucky has rocked his way across America with his 10-piece horn band, and also starred in numerous national production shows. 

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