Barry Manilow to bid farewell to the UK with 2024 London Palladium residency

Barry Manilow has announced his last ever concerts in the UK.

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Barry Manilow is bidding farewell to the UK
Barry Manilow is bidding farewell to the UK

Barry Manilow will bid farewell to the UK with a residency at The London Palladium next spring.

The 'Mandy' hitmaker, 80, will play nine nights at the legendary music venue between May 23 and June 2.

He said: β€œIn 1978, The London Palladium is where I began my love affair with the British public. These shows will be my last full concerts in Britain and I wanted to end where I began – at the London Palladium."

Music legend Manilow - who has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide - will kick off the final UK run with a one-off show at the new Manchester Co-op Live arena on May 19.

The Grammy winner - who holds the title for the longest stint in Las Vegas with his 'Barry Manilow – The Hits Come Home! ' concert series, overtaking the late Elvis Presley's 1978 record - will play a hit-packed show, including 'Could it Be Magic', 'Copa Cabana' and 'Can't Smile Without You'.

Despite these being his final shows in the UK, Manilow still loves to perform his most famous tracks at his shows and could never grow tired of them as the audience makes him feel like he's "never heard" the songs before.

He told USA Today in 2019: "I've stopped performing album cuts and medleys of big bands and stuff. I know what the audience wants. They want the hits. And I am happy to give that to them. I'm one of those lucky guys who has a catalogue of hits that can fill up 90 minutes. I don't know how that happened, but I'm very grateful. And I want to give them every song they know. So it's a very happy audience out there ...

"I could see the difference. When I would do something, they didn't know, they would be very polite. And then when I would do 'Looks Like We Made It,' the roof would cave in. They were telling me what they wanted. And it's my pleasure, honestly. It's theirs. They gave these hits to me. So I'm happy to do it. I don't mind it. I really don't. You would think that I'd be sick of them by now. But I really am not because they make it brand new for me. It's as if they've never heard these songs before."

Tickets go on sale via lwtheatres.co.uk on Friday (27.10.23) at 10am.

The London Palladium dates are:

Thursday 23rd May

Friday 24th May

Saturday 25th May

Monday 27th May

Tuesday 28th May

Wednesday 29th May

Friday 31st May

Saturday 1st June

Sunday 2nd June

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