ICONIC GRAMMY AWARD WINNER AND MUSIC LEGEND BARRY GIBB ANNOUNCES MYTHOLOGY: THE TOUR LIVE
The legendary Grammy® Award winner, Barry Gibb, announced today his Mythology: The Tour Live will kick off on May 15 in Boston, MA at the TD Garden. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the run of shows, including three outdoor concerts, will bring the music icon to the New York City area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. Tickets are on sale starting January 31 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
In addition to the TD Garden date, Barry will be performing at famed music venues including Nikon At Jones Beach Theater outside New York City and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show also features his eldest son Stephen and his niece Maurice’s daughter Samantha Gibb. All dates and venues subject to change.
With a career that spans more than five decades, Barry Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/songwriter/producers in music history. As the co-founder and creative leader of "The Brothers Gibb," better known to the world as The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb along with his brothers Maurice and Robin, represents one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history, having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the music of the Bee Gees has crossed all musical genres from Pop and R&B to Country and Rock & Roll, and became the face of a new genre of music when they ushered in the age of Disco with their contributions to 1977's mega-hit soundtrack for "Saturday Night Live." They are the only group in history to have write, produce and record six straight No. 1 hits and have garnered 16 Grammy Award nominations and nine Grammy wins.
Barry Gibb is also a prolific and successful songwriter, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. In 1977, Gibb saw five of his songs simultaneously enter the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and for one week in March, four of the top five songs were written by him. His songs were No. 1 for 27 out of 37 weeks from 24 December 1977 to 2 September 1978. Gibb also holds a very unusual record, in that he is the only songwriter in history to write four successive US number one hits: in 1978, the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" was replaced at number one by Andy Gibb's single, "Love Is Thicker Than Water", followed by the Bee Gees' "Night Fever" for their longest run, seven weeks. This was then replaced by Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You".
As a songwriter Gibb has had No. 1 songs in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s 1990s and 2000s, when "Islands in the Stream" became No. 1 in the UK as the comic relief single for 2009. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Al Green, Wyclef Jean, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Little, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Conway Twitty,Frankie Valli, Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick. Gibb has also produced albums for Andy Gibb, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick.