Singer Johnny Mathis will perform in the fall at the Palace Theatre, it was announced today.
The legendary recording artist will appear at 8 p.m. on Oct. 11. Tickets are $36, $56, $76 and $126 and will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Palace box office. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.
In 1955, Mathis landed a job singing weekends at Ann Dee’s 440 Club in San Francisco. George Avakian, then head of Jazz A&R at Columbia, came to the club, heard Mathis sing and sent the now famous telegram to his record company: “Have found phenomenal 19-year-old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts.”
Mathis made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957, launching his career as a recording star and national celebrity.
He is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning each of the four decades since 1955.