Michael Bolton - Harrah's Atlantic City
- DATE: March 6th, 2015
- VENUE: Harrah's Atlantic City
- TIME: 9:00pm
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Singer/songwriter Michael Bolton had an extensive (though not very successful) career under his real name, Michael Bolotin, before emerging in the mid-'80s as a major soft rock balladeer. He first turned up on RCA Records in the mid-'70s, singing cover tunes and his own blue-eyed soul songs in a gruff, Joe Cocker-like voice. Neither record buyers nor critics were much interested by the result. He then became the lead singer of Blackjack, a heavy metal band that made two albums for Polydor before splitting up in the early '80s. Looking to relaunch his career, he changed his name to Michael Bolton and signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 1983.
Venue: Harrah's Atlantic City
777 Harrah's Blvd - Atlantic City, NJ 08401
No Atlantic City resort can touch Harrah's entertainment and accommodations. For fun in the sun, play a round of golf or visit The Pool, where acclaimed superstar DJs keep the beat. Enjoy the delights of live theatre during your Atlantic City resort getaway. The Concert Venue draws Broadway hits like The Producers and Hairspray. Harrah's restaurants serve up meals where you can feast on fun. Or you can whip up your own culinary wonders at the Viking Cooking School. In between parties, unwind with a massage or treatment at Red Door Spa.
The self-titled Michael Bolton was released in April 1983 and made the Top 100 best-sellers, as did its lead single, "Fools Game." He finally broke into the mainstream with his third release, The Hunger, which appeared in September 1987. On this album, Bolton abandoned the hard rock sound of his previous records and concentrated on blue-eyed soul singing, both on his own songs ("That's What Love Is All About") and on covers like Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay." Those two singles became his first Top 40 hits.
Soul Provider, released in July 1989, turned Bolton into a certified superstar. Featuring songs co-written with hitmakers like Dianne Warren and Desmond Child, it reached the Top Ten, sold four million copies, and spawned five Top 40 singles, including Bolton's number one version of "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," as well as the Top Ten hits "How Can We Be Lovers" and "When I'm Back on My Feet Again." "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" also won Bolton a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Time, Love & Tenderness, released in April 1991, was even more successful, hitting number one, selling six million copies, and featuring four Top 40 hits, including a chart-topping cover of Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" and the Top Ten hits "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" and "Time, Love and Tenderness." The album sold over eight million copies in America alone. Worldwide, it sold twice as much.