Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | 2.16.18
Landmark on Main Street | 8 PM
"Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." ~ The New York Times
Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. She returns to Landmark's Jeanne Rimsky Theater for an unprecedented seventh consecutive appearance, this time bringing the Love with her Valentine Tour.
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all...from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.'
In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.
Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, a song that she performed annually The Late Show With David Letterman for some 29 years.
Featured in 2013's Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Darlene sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the film. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.
Darlene Love received her industry's highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing He's A Rebel together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang He's A Fine, Fine Boy backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!"