Only very few artists have succeeded in holding their own in the music business over four decades.
GREATEST HITS FAREWELL
Only very few artists have managed to hold their own in the music business over four decades. It is even rarer that they succeed in inspiring different generations of fans. Chris Thompson has managed to do both. But now the successful musician has decided to retire. Before he takes his final farewell from the stage, the singer, who achieved world fame as the frontman of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, will present his best-known titles once again on a final tour.
Chris Thompson has announced his final round. He would like to play until 2021. His goal and wish is to pass through all the stations that were important for him in the last years. And of course Pratteln is one of them, the artist's management told us. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and most recently in 2016 as part of the Z7 concert series Augusta Raurica Live in Concert, Chris Thompson presented his world hits with us. Now he is coming to Z7 once again for a very last show to say goodbye to his Swiss fans.
Chris Thompson was the voice of the legendary Manfred Mann's Earth Band and the Alan Parsons Project. Hits like Blinded By The Light, Davy's On The Road Again or Mighty Quinn have secured him a place among the world's elite of the music business. But also the modern house cover version of For You, in which he lent his voice to the Disco Boys, became a club hit throughout Europe. The singer with the great voice and the even greater charisma, cuts an excellent figure on any terrain. Chris Thompson sang with world stars like Tina Turner and Elton John. He composed for Ray Charles or John Farnham - his song Youre The Voice was a top hit worldwide.
In 2003, Chris Thompson took over the lead part of the song "The Show Must Go On", which he sang together with Queen at Nelson Mandela's 46664'' a benefit concert to fightAids - in Cape Town. To coincide with his tour in spring 2015, Thompson released the best-of album Jukebox The Ultimate Collection, featuring over 35 tracks from 40 years of his music career. In addition to all the well-known hits, there are also unreleased pieces which he recorded with colleagues such as Brian May (Queen) or Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers and others). In his last concert program he presents once again hits and rarities of his long and successful career. With Mads Eriksen and band he has friends at his side, who realize his idea of honest rock music in a virtuosic and imaginative way.
Door opening: 18:00 Start: 19:00 End: There is no information from the organizer.
Age limit: From 10 years. Under 16s only when accompanied by an adult.
Wheelchair places: Wheelchair users need a normal ticket, the accompanying person is free.