Heralded jazz superstars, George Benson
and Kenny G
, are teaming up for a historic co-headlining tour, where each artist will perform songs from their career-defining album, with their greatest hits. Over 40 years ago, Benson released his Grammy Award winning album, Breezin
,' selling over 3 million albums, and hitting the top on the Jazz, R&B and Pop Billboard charts. For Kenny G, it's been 25 years since he released his Grammy Award winning and sixth album, Breathless
, selling over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone.
In a press release statement, Benson states that "Kenny, Kenny G that is, is a refined instrumentalist with a lot of wonderful ideas that have connected with millions around the world. He is a master of the soprano sax. I always enjoy when we get an opportunity to work together and I look forward to a very successful tour."
Likewise, Kenny G says in the same press release statement that "to say I'm honored to share the stage with of the greatest musicians in the world would be a huge understatement. George Benson has always been a jazz hero to me with a virtuosity that is second to none. In the past I was very fortunate to have had the chance to perform with him, but doing an extended co-headline tour together is truly an honor and a privilege. I can’t wait to experience the magic that I know will be there each night."
Benson's Breezin' was ultimately certified triple-platinum, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. Kenny G's Breathless reached No.1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and No.2 on the Billboard 200, and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The track "Forever in Love," won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at the 1994 ceremony, and reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been certified Diamond for sales of over 12 million copies in the US, making it one of the top 100th best-selling albums in history.
VIP Experiences are available through Kenny G's Breathless VIP Experience
. Kenny G has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences on tour. Packages include premium reserved seating in the first 5 rows, plus a meet & greet and custom ‘Forever in Love’ sheet music and folder signed by Kenny G, and more.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets to select dates before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. local time, through Thursday, March 23 at 10 p.m. local time.
Tickets will then be on sale to the public beginning March 24 at 10 a.m. local time.
May 13 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater - *On Sale Now*
May 24 - Kansas City, MO - Kauffman Center
May 26 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
May 27 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
June 1 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
June 3 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Casino
Aug. 25 - Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circle
Sept. 7 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
Sept. 9 - Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheater
Sept. 10 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's By the Bay
Sept. 15 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center
Sept. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theater
Oct. 21 - Welch, MN - Treasure Island Casino
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