Press Release: March 26, 2010
Stevie Wonder celebrates his 60th birthday and incredibly successful career stretching over 47 years, playing live at Hard Rock Calling. The legend with be joined by party guests including Jamiroquai, James Morrison, and Corinne Bailey Rae at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 26th June. Get your tickets now on www.viagogo.co.uk
Stevie Wonder rose to fame aged just 13 in 1963 with his first major hit “Fingertips (Pt. 2)”. Well known for his talent on the piano, the global superstar also plays the synthesizer, harmonica, congas, drums, bass guitar, bongos, organ, melodica, and clavinet. With an astonishing 22 Grammy Awards (the most ever won by a solo artist) and numerous ‘Life Time Achievement’ Awards, Rolling Stone magazine named Stevie Wonder as the ninth greatest singer of all time.
The King of Motown last performed in the UK as part of his ‘Wonder Summer’s Night’ tour in 2008, the first European tour he’d done in over a decade. The tour swept across the UK selling out Arena’s in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Stevie Wonder’s other epic live gigs include the Michael Jackson Memorial Service where he performed “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer” in 2009 and the Hope for Haiti Now where he performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 2010.
James Morrison who also performs live at Hard Rock Calling commented, saying “Stevie started so many musical trends. His vocal style, his melodies and his amazing musicianship cross all boundaries. Stevie is, and always will be, a legend and I'm honoured and excited to be playing with him in Hyde Park... it's going to be an amazing day, Stevie, myself, the beautiful and amazing spirit of Corinne and the funky Jay Kay”.
This will be Stevie Wonder’s first live open-air show in London. With classic tracks such as “I Just Called to Say I Love You” and “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” Wonder will undoubtedly sell out the 50,000 capacity with ease. Stevie Wonder tickets are already available on viagogo for this one-off show. As Europe’s leading ticket exchange, viagogo we will have 100% guaranteed tickets for this Stevie Wonder show, right up until the actual event itself. To secure your tickets, head over and purchase yours now on www.viagogo.co.uk
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