Legendary "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight will be singing her way to New Zealand in February 2020 for her first tour of the country in over two decades. With a nine-piece band in tow, she will be performing a pair of spellbinding shows in Auckland and Christchurch. Before her NZ dates though, she will first be winding up events happening in Australia—hitting Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Gladys Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who boasts over 50 years of experience in songwriting, film and television. Possessing innate musicality that spans pop, gospel and R&B music, she continues to deliver show-stopping performances around the globe. As her career came on the rise in the early '50s, she's released numerous songs to her name. Her breakout hit 'Every Beat of My Heart' was followed by a string of successful singles before the release of 'Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)'—a soulful album which earned Knight her first Grammy Award. Another Grammy Award came for #1 hit 'Midnight Train to Georgia', before she picked up two more for 'Love Overboard' and her collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dionne Warwick 'That's What Friends Are For' (another #1 single).
Across her spanning career, Knight has also earned remarkable music accolades including a Grammy Award for her solo work 'License To Kill' (1989's 'James Bond' theme), a Golden Globe nomination for her acting work at 1976's 'Pipe Dreams', and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She's also been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, taken home a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, and was listed as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Book your tickets quick and let Gladys Knight move you with her soul-stirring NZ performances next year!