Gladys Knight the Empress of Soul returns to Australia & New Zealand with The Farewell Tour for March & April 202413 Dec 2023
MG Live, Arena Touring & Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce seven-time Grammy award winner, singer, actress and true Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight will make her highly anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand with The Farewell Tour next March and April.
“I’m so grateful to be visiting these beautiful places again and be able to share my music with the fans who are so hospitable and embrace us with open arms. The spirit and soul brought to our performances by these amazing audiences is unmatched the world over,” said Knight in anticipation of her upcoming tour.” - Gladys Knight
Bringing her biggest hits – ‘Licence To Kill’, ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, ‘I Don’t Want To Know’, ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me’ & ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ – to stages across Australia & New Zealand, the legendary soul singer will kick off this spectacular tour in Perth on Tuesday 19 March before heading Australia-wide to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney and then across to New Zealand for two final shows in Wellington on Tuesday 2 April and Auckland on Thursday 4 April.
Frontier Members presale for The Farewell Tour commences Monday 18 December 10am local time before the general on sale Tuesday 19 December, 11am local time. Tickets and tour information via frontiertouring.com/gladysknight
The great ones endure and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This true legend of the stage and screen has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Beginning her musical career at the age of 4 performing gospel music at Church, to performing alongside her siblings in the music group, Gladys Knight & The Pips, the naturally gifted Gladys was a superstar in the making. Following the success of the group, with an array of chart-topping hits across the 60s, 70s & 80s including ‘Every Beat of My Heart’ ‘Letter Full of Tears’ ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’ and ‘If I Were Your Woman’, Gladys went on to have one of the most coveted musical careers in history.
Knight went on to record more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001). “At Last” showed the world that she still has what it takes to record a hit album, employing the talents of contemporary producers like Randy Jackson, Gary Brown and James D.C. Williams III, Jon John, Jamey Jaz, Keith Thomas, Tom Dowd and Tiger Roberts.
Gladys’ love for the stage still remains strong. Consistently touring across 2022 and 2023, the singer has a huge 2024 ahead, with an array of headline shows already lined up across the US before heading down under in March.
“Her voice remains a treasure chest of delights, from pointed, tasteful inflections, exclamatory growls, and longer notes coloured with her distinctly fluid vibrato.” – The Soul House
“A career-spanning set from the empress of soul – the star is in outstanding voice as she pours her whole heart into hits ranging from the Motown era to her 1980s Bond theme” - ★★★★ The Guardian
With a musical career spanning multiple decades, Knight has also devoted much of her life to humanitarian and philanthropic endeavours, working with the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amFAR and Crisis Intervention, and The Boys and Girls Club. She has been honoured by numerous organisations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), B’Nai Brith, and is a recent recipient of BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
With a legendary status, consistently proving that her stage presence, live performance and artistry never falters, the great Gladys Knight returns to perform a string of unmissable headline shows across Australia and New Zealand in March and April 2024 – a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of soul music.