Harry Connick Jr Abu Dhabi

Grammy Award-winning performer plays ADNEC on May 16. Grab your tickets here...

Harry Connick Jr will play Abu Dhabi on May 16.

The US star will perform at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC). It will be the first time the three-time Grammy Award-winner has visited the UAE.

"I'm really looking forward to visiting your amazing country for the first time," said Harry Connick Jr. "I know the United Arab Emirates is a country that enjoys music and culture and I look forward to sharing my music with you" he added.

Harry Connick Jr. who has sold 25 million records worldwide, is currently promoting his newest album "Your Songs" which is a compilation of 14 classic popular songs where he integrates a string orchestra and his big band, offering a distinctive approach. The album includes some of the best known work of contemporary song writers / singers such as Lennon-McCartney "And I Love Her" as well as immortal classics such as "Mona Lisa", "All the Way" and "Bésame Mucho," which is sung in both Spanish and English.

He grew up in New Orleans surrounded by its rich musical heritage and he was only five when he began performing. He appeared on his first recording at age 10, and left New Orleans to try his luck in New York at the young age of 18. Within a year he released his self-titled major label debut for Columbia Records; however his first major success as a musician came when director Rob Reiner asked him to contribute to the 1989 film, When Harry Met Sally... The film's success led to Harry's first multi-platinum album, an accomplishment made even more impressive by the fact that it was also his first Big Band recording.

Connick has also built a successful film, TV and theatrical stage career.  After making his acting debut in Memphis Belle in 1990, he has also appeared opposite three Oscar winning actresses in Hope Floats (Sandra Bullock), P.S. I Love You (Hilary Swank), and his latest film project New In Town (Renee Zellweger.)  As a television performer, Connick has starred in holiday specials built around his best selling holiday albums as well as Harry Connick, Jr.: Only You In Concert for which he won a 2004 Emmy. In addition, he starred opposite Glenn Close in the TV adaptation of the musical South Pacific. Connick made his Broadway theatrical stage debut in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game as Sid Sorokin to sold-out audiences, rave reviews, and nominations for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.  The Pajama Game received the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.

It will be an all-seated concert. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show will begin at 8:30 pm. Ticket prices begin at Dhs395, Dhs495, Dhs549 and Dhs595. Grab yours from www.timeouttickets.com or at Virgin Megastores.

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