Past Performances 2012

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When
Where
Memories
Wednesday,
February 29, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Nebraska/
Omaha
(CenturyLink Center Omaha)
Barry: My daughter, Grace, is six and she has loved you since she was three. I have listened to your music since I was three with my mom, and have loved you for 41 years! Two years ago, she said, "Mommy, I want to go to Vegas and see "Very" Manilow! So, we finally were able to see you live in person Wednesday night. It was the highlight of her life and she has been singing "I Write the Songs" to everyone who will listen. Thank you for making a memory for us with you that will last a lifetime. You are an inspiration to so many and an extraordinary musician, songwriter and entertainer. You are truly a gift to us and we thank you! - Heather and Grace Hall (Kansas City, Missouri) (3/2/2012)

It was joyous to see Barry STANDING arms outstretched as curtains opened and he began to sing... Breathtaking! I am pleased Barry is doing what he wants. When he said, "I'm back!" complete with hip thrusts, it was so playful! I love hearing what HE wants to do - I enjoy it all, and I enjoy him. When he stood after "I Write The Songs," leaning on the piano, I knew he had given it his all. I love his story, his music, his spirit of giving, and ultimately HIM! - Kathleen Beverage (Lincoln, Nebraska) (3/8/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." He is best known for hit singles such as "Copacabana," "Can't Smile Without You," "Mandy" and "Could It Be Magic." Barry Manilow had five albums hit the best-selling charts in 1978, simultaneously. He has recorded multi-platinum albums and Billboard hit singles and won the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist award from the American Music Awards three years in a row. Straight from his headlining tour in Las Vegas, Barry joins us at CenturyLink Center Omaha! Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 PM.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
March 1, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Missouri/
St. Louis
(Fox Theatre)

Great to see Barry up close. Looking so good. Barry was awesome and sexy as ever. To know what he went through physically (recent surgery), he was fantastic. The show was amazing! Very intimate. Anytime you can see Barry's concerts you know you are in for a great time. Thanks, Barry, for keeping us entertained! Love, Gerri Barbeau (St. Louis, Missouri) (3/1/2012, 5/9/2012)

March 1: WOW! ... Barry Manilow is the consummate entertainer! His concert was filled with "Classic Manilow" tunes that kept one singing, toe-tapping, and reminiscing from beginning to end. Just loved Barry's tribute to his grandfather. Oh, those candid photos, album covers, and flashback video shots! His renditions of "Daybreak" + "Weekend in New England" were pure Manilow. The audience sing-along with Barry, his singers, and musicians to "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" was electrifying! It's safe to say: Men & Women + Young & Not So Young thoroughly enjoyed the evening's show. Please return to St. Louis soon! - Debbi and Mike Clover (Shiloh, Illinois) (3/10/2012)

March 2: This concert was very moving for me personally for two reasons. First, it warmed my heart to be a part of an audience that obviously appreciated Barry's fight to be back. Second, I discovered Barry and his music at approximately 8 years of age (I am now 41 years old). I have attended countless concerts and have heard him sing "I Am Your Child" a number of times, but when he sang it this time, I began to cry. At that moment, I finally realized why I have been so inspired by his words of hope and encouragement all these years. When I was about 3 years old, I became a victim of verbal, physical and sexual abuse that continued into my late teens. For some reason Barry became the only constant in my life that I knew no one could take away from me. I wrapped myself around the fact that since I would never know Barry personally ... he could never hurt me ... like everyone else in my life had for years. My life has been filled with so much pain, and Barry was and continues to be the only person who can take that pain away, at least for a little while. Barry has saved my life ... and I mean that literally. I will be forever grateful. - Patti Hauschild (Greenwood, Indiana) (3/2/2012)

March 2: My daughter took me to hear Barry on March 2nd to help me get through the day of grief from a year prior. I had lost someone very dear to me and my daughter thought going to see Barry would help. I've been a fan forever and have wanted to go to one of his concerts for a long time but never had the money or the opportunity. I have to say I am 60 and this concert was the very first live concert I've ever attended. It was wonderful. Sitting there listening to Barry for two hours made me feel so good and so happy. He made me laugh and he brought back memories. Our seats were high up in the balcony and that's okay because I'm blind and would not have been able to see Barry anyway unless I was super close to him but during the show he actually acknowledged all the folks in the high seats and made us feel that we were as important as those in the opera pit seats. He was great. I loved every minute of it and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. God bless you, Barry. - Jo Nina Rogers (Glen Carbon, Illinois) (3/16/2012)

March 2: I enjoyed every moment! I especially enjoyed Barry's tribute to his grandfather as it brings back memories I too had with my grandfather. I have a special memory with almost every song he sang including "Can't Smile Without You" because I danced with my youngest son on his wedding day to that song. When Barry sings "I Made it Through the Rain" I think of my only brother who had times in his early life that were pretty tough but he did "Make it Through the Rain." I could go on and on. Barry just keeps "Making the Whole World" sing! - Katherine Simon (St. Peters, Missouri) (4/9/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 MINUTES" is his first album of original songs in ten years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword.

Friday,
March 2, 2012
(7:30 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
March 8, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Illinois/
Moline
(i wireless Center)
It was wonderful to see Barry on stage again. Thank you so much, Barry, for being true to yourself and for sharing your immense talent with the rest of the world. I'm sure you have been through difficult times but you stayed with what you knew was your gift and made a living doing what you love. How many of us can say the same? Your dedication to your love of music is so inspiring -- you made me realize I need to go for what makes my heart happy. I had settled into a comfortable yet unfulfilling life, but after seeing and hearing you, I will step out of my comfort zone and go for it. Thank you, Barry, for inspiring so many of us. God bless you richly. - Barbara Rosenbalm (Oregon, Illinois) (3/11/2012)

Legendary performer Barry Manilow performs at the i wireless Center this Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 8:00 pm.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
March 9, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Michigan/
Detroit
(Fox Theatre)

March 9: Barry was absolutely perfect! It's the first time in my life that I could see Barry live in concert, and it was perfect!! I was supposed to see Barry's show in New York on Feb. 12 (my birthday) [but] the concert was postponed... I understood the circumstances. Barry had to recover totally before returning on stage. So we decided to go to Detroit to see him. We are from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and we drove 12 hours to see Barry! We went to Detroit only for the show and then came back home (24 hours of driving in 3 days!!). It was a gift from my boyfriend, and it was worth it! Really!! I like when Barry talked to the audience. He is so funny and interesting. And his voice was in really good shape. He's the greatest entertainer of all time! Congratulations Barry!! Love, Martine Allard (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada) (3/10/2012)

March 10: Loved your concert last night in Detroit!! I love Barry's warmth and kindness that is expressed all of these years in his music and how that is so warmly expressed at each of his concerts. I will contribute to inner city music programs because that is so close to Barry's heart. I too have encouraged my Grandson to take piano and now he is taking tuba. He is 11 years old and one day I hope to take him to a Barry concert. Barry is the ultimate musician in my mind because his inner heart comes out in his compositions and his singing. I love him and may God continue to bless him and restore him back to good health. Thank you Barry for sharing your wonderful talents all of these years and your continuous performances. Please don't stop! With heartfelt thanks and a lifelong invitation to my house for some Eastern European food -- Ukranian and Russian foods are almost alike! Love, Mary Rakay (Detroit, Michigan) (3/11/2012)

March 10: This was my first concert with Barry. Barry was very entertaining. He has quite a sense of humor and showmanship. Voice is exceptional and soothing. I have always liked his music but never really followed his career. Seeing him in concert and reading about him has sparked an interest and respect for him as a music performer and person. He is to be commended on his philanthropic endeavors. Barry, your music is awesome. Glad you are feeling better -- just don't overdue. Your music is very uplifting. Thanks for all that you are and for what you do for everyone around the world. - Jodi Gaynor (of Michigan) (3/18/2012)

March 9: This is not the first time I have seen Barry. I started seeing him in the '70s however each time is like seeing him for the first time. I still get goosebumps and chills when he steps on stage. I saw him at the Fox Theatre and I must say this was one awesome show! When Barry started singing "I Am You Child," you could feel the emotions running through the audience and see the tears streaming down their faces as they sang quietly along in the darkened theatre...singing to parents whom are no longer with us and to ones sitting right next to them. The Love was everywhere! I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. The story of his grandfather was very nice and special. Love the show! Love the man! Thanks, Barry, for all the Years of Music. - Sandra Riley (Fraser, Michigan) (3/21/2012)

Favorite Show (March 9): My son (who is 14) and I love Barry! - Jose Vasquez (Cleveland, Ohio) (1/1/2013)

Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Barry Manilow, will perform at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. SECOND SHOW ADDED! Due to popular demand, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Barry Manilow, has added a second performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records). His track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Saturday,
March 10, 2012
(7:30 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Wednesday,
April 11, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Illinois/
Bloomington
(U.S. Cellular Coliseum)

My wife and I were young, struggling newlyweds in the early- to mid-seventies. Listeners to pop-rock radio, we often heard Barry's songs and as we could, we bought his music on the media of the time: cassette tape. Listened to often, the tapes eventually were replaced with CDs, but when played still brought back the memories and the love we shared during those early years. Going to the concert the other night just reinforced those wonderful memories, and reminded us of the times with which Barry's music was associated. - Connie & Frank Borth (LeRoy, Illinois) (4/13/2012)

First Show - Victoria (of Leroy, Illinois) (7/29/2012)

I most liked that my 80-year-old mother and my sister went with me to see the concert. They got to see why I like going to Barry's concert because of the excitement and how exhilirated the fans really are. - Mike Anderson (Peoria, Illinois) (8/23/2012)

I've been a Barry fan [for years] and never thought I would get to see him. So I was surprised when he came to Bloomington! My husband (who hates concerts) loved it! A great show and great interaction with the crowd. I love Barry's honesty on the stage. I loved his telling us about his life and about his grandpa and Brooklyn. I just read his autobiography Adventures on the Way to Paradise (I got it for Christmas). Great book! I love the song "Could it Be Magic." My husband likes "Mandy." I want to see Barry in Illinois again! Take care, Tammy Shull (Lincoln, Illinois) (1/12/2013)

First Show: My first Manilow show, I was five years old at the time. We had seats in the second row from the stage. Barry and his band had just finished seven years of performing in Las Vegas and he said early on in the show that they were going to do some songs that they hadn't played often or at all in Vegas, so that was a treat. Some of those songs were "The Old Songs," "If I Should Love Again," and "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again." He also did "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons off of his Greatest Songs from the [Sixties] record. A fun little blooper was when he went to start "Even Now" and he couldn't remember his notes to start on and he remarked "I just said I'm so proud of this song and I can't even sing it." Overall, a very fun night. - Logan Allen (Champaign, Illinois) (7/11/2021)

NiteLite Promotions presents BARRY MANILOW In Association with Stiletto Entertainment. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 MINUTES" is his first album of original songs in ten years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
April 12, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Iowa/
Des Moines
(Wells Fargo Arena)
I was in high school in the Seventies and grew up listening to Barry. This concert was fantastic and brought back a lot of memories and even created some renewed moments with the love of my life, my wife. Thank You, Barry. You are a fabulous entertainer and songwriter. Please don't wait another twenty years to come back to Des Moines! - Rick Davis (Polk City, Iowa) (4/13/2012)

I so appreciated having Barry include "If I Should Love Again." Beautiful vocally as well as the piano interlude. Fun addition of the '60s ("Can't Take My Eyes Off You") where he sings "I love you Baby" to which we all were singing "I love you BARRY!" A great sing-along. The crowd was great. When Barry wrapped his arms around himself at the end of the evening, I hoped he was receiving the love, respect, and admiration flowing from the audience. What a wonderful night! - Kathleen Beverage (Lincoln, Nebraska) (4/17/2012)

Favorite Moment: The video of Barry Manilow singing "Mandy" (from 1975) that led into a "live" version. He may look more mature (like all of us) now, but sounds SO incredible! - Suzanne Dostal (Carlisle, Iowa) (4/18/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 MINUTES" is his first album of original songs in ten years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
April 13, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Minnesota/
St. Paul
(Xcel Energy Center)

Barry is such a class act... the music is in my heart and my head. Thanks, Barry, for a magical evening... Felt like you sang to me. Until the next time... - Earlene (of Rochester, Minnesota) (4/16/2012)

Well, what an exciting evening we had at the Energy Center! The crowd was wild for Barry all night long, screaming and waving glow sticks. We were on our feet for a good portion of the show giving many standing ovations as Barry sang so many of his beautiful classics and songs I have not heard live before like "If I Should Love Again" and "Fools Get Lucky." He looks so happy and handsome and seemed a bit overwhelmed at times by the crowd’s reaction. We all had a blast! Thank you Barry for an exciting evening!! It truly was very special for me to be there and I can’t wait for Radio City! - Linda Foster (4/17/2012)

This was my first time seeing Barry in concert! A lifelong dream come true! What an entertainer! He really put on a fabulous show. His voice was great and he was so funny. I ate a salted pretzel and enjoyed that too! - George Monte (St. Paul, Minnesota) (4/19/2012)

Having seen Barry in Des Moines (the night before), his St. Paul concert was every bit as entertaining and joyful! Loved having him sing "Fools get Lucky" along with "If I Should Love Again." Appreciated having him close the show with "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" from 15 Minutes. An equally upbeat ending to his usual show closing hit. Thoroughly enjoy each and every concert -- this was lucky #13 for me! Hope Barry is enjoying his time on the "road" as he continues to recover. We are most fortunate to have him do the concerts in the way he wishes! - Kathleen Beverage (Lincoln, Nebraska) (4/17/2012)

First Show: Drove down from Duluth to fulfill my lifelong dream. Thank you! - Adele Opheim (Duluth, Minnesota) (5/13/2012)

It was obvious how much Barry Manilow enjoys performing his music; the music could have continued on and on for many more hours and no one would tell him to stop. A few times during the show he was touched with emotion with the reaction from the audience; this was endearing to witness. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the show; one of the highlights was when Barry came back onstage and sat at the piano and played a duet with the video on the screen. Thanks Barry for the wonderful music! - Chris and Jeanne Boston (St. Paul, Minnesota) (6/17/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers...the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 Minutes," is his first album of original songs in 10 years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double-edged sword. This will be Barry Manilow’s second visit to Xcel Energy Center. His first performance was on Jan. 11, 2008.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
April 19, 2012
(7:30 PM)
West Virginia/
Huntington
(Big Sandy Superstore Arena)

Just wanted to thank Barry for coming to West Virginia! I've loved his music for years and to finally see him in concert has been a dream come true! He has a true gift for music and entertaining! Loved all of his personnel references of how he became a musician and enjoyed how he remembered Dick Clark after his passing! Medleys are nice, but wish you had sang all of your songs in their entirety! Also, encores are a must when performing live! Carry on Mr. Manilow... You STILL got it after all these years!! - Cristi Deborde (of West Virginia) (4/20/2012)

It was the first time I saw Barry with my husband, Steve. There were so many great moments but the best was watching Barry's face on the screen as he sat quietly and listened to the audience sing. You could see that, after all these years, he was still caught off guard by the outpouring of love for the music he created. What a talent. Thanks, Barry, for being the soundtrack of our lives! - Jerry Brace-Morgan (Charleston, West Virginia) (4/20/2012)

Hearing Barry live in concert has been a dream of mine for a very long time. My husband took me. I think I truly had the best seat in the house. Barry, at one point during your concert you sat down and began to sing "Even Now." Your voice was so perfect, it brought me to tears. The whole audience seemed to sigh at the same time. My husband looked at his smiling tear-filled wife, then looked around at the audience and said, "Wow... Barry just made 5000 women swoon at one time. Impressive. Barry's got some serious skills!" I told him that going to that concert was better than getting a new diamond ring! Keep the diamonds, just give me Barry! Thanks for the memories. Hope I get to see you in concert again. Once is not enough! - Jody Rife (Gallipolis, Ohio) (4/20/2012, 4/23/2012)

Eric Ryan Productions and Nationals Artists Group Presents BARRY MANILOW, Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena! With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 MINUTES" is his first album of original songs in ten years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
April 20, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Kentucky/
Highland Heights
(The Bank of Kentucky Center)

Best concert I've ever seen and I've seen quite a few! Barry, you really put yourself out there for the audience. I've been a fan since day one, but not a Fanilow, if you know what I mean. Just someone who loves music and appreciates what you do. Last night was beyond the music. It was the entire performance, with all of the passion, emotion, and connection. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! - Sandy Mason (Cincinnati, Ohio) (4/21/2012)

Barry Manilow was terrific, show was non-stop energetic. Loved his a cappella "One Voice" encore! Caught a glimpse of him after the show as he drove away -- Thanks, Barry, for opening your window and waving goodbye! Woke up this morning amazed and inspired by his energy! P.S. I felt the love last night!! - Melissa Pogue (of Northern Kentucky) (4/21/2012)

Favorite Show: How can I describe the incredible, wonderful gift of Barry Manilow? I am 70 and my daughter is 48 and we share our love of him! We both want to see him again! - Marilyn Wright (Salem, Illinois) (4/22/2012)

My mother-in-law loves Barry Manilow and had never seen him in concert so I took her to the 2012 concert in Northern Kentucky for her birthday. The look on her face as she watched mesmerized was enough to make this my favorite concert ever! But beyond that, I loved the way he connected with the audience. It felt like he knew each and every one of us. As always, the music was amazing. I hope he will be back in Cincinnati. I know we would go see him again! - Mary Beth (Cincinnati, Ohio) (7/7/2014)

Date Friday, April 20, 2012. Show starts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
April 21, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Ohio/
Columbus
(Value City Arena)

The best thing I loved [about the show] was when Barry came back out on stage and sang "One Voice." It was all Barry - no backup. I knew I was witnessing talent beyond compare. Our seats faced center stage and were up, but boy did we have a great view. I have been a fan since he first sang "Mandy." I have had the honor of seeing him twice before and each performance was grand. He has given me the songs I needed in my life for different ups and downs. Thank you, Barry, for your talent, dedication and heart. Thank you also to your grandfather who gave you the courage and support. God truly has blessed you. - Sandy (of the U.S.) (4/22/2012)

Just wanted to say what a wonderful performance Barry Manilow put on last evening. My wife was brought to tears four times during the performance. We loved the arrangements, backdrop photography, and especially his gracious appreciation of the fan's desire for an encore. His a cappella at that time was truly amazing. - Gary (of Columbus, Ohio) (4/22/2012)

Just saw Barry over the weekend in Columbus, Ohio. It has been a long, long time since Barry has been in the Buckeye State. His voice is so strong and clear! I have seen Barry numerous times (usually in Toledo, Ohio). I can only say he has only gotten better and still causes the attraction he has always had on stage! A performer, an artist, a great musician. This last concert took us down memory lane and I enjoyed every minute of it! Barry, thank you for sharing your gift all these years! From writing to singing to playing that grand piano! - Deb (of Ohio) (4/23/2012)

I have been a fan since I was 11 years old, and that was 36 years ago! This concert was my 14th. All my life with following Barry and I have prayed that I could see him do "If I Should Love Again" live. He did that song, my song, that night and fulfilled my wish! Thank you, Barry, for the great memories and for your wonderful music and voice. There is no other like you!! - Lottie (of Ohio) (4/23/2012)

I am so impressed with Barry's passion for the music. He has a wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor, and is a wonderful entertainer. But most of all he is a musician of the highest rank. I simply loved the show and the memories it evoked for me. I saw Barry last week in Columbus (for the third time) and the passion was still there. Amazing performer! - Beth Hall (Columbus, Ohio) (4/27/2012)

There was more of a connection [than I've seen before between Barry and his] audience at the Schottenstein Center! - Rebecca Maze (Circleville, Ohio) (4/29/2012)

I love Barry and his music. I went to the concert and knew I would have a great time. Through the night some of his songs and stories hit home for me. After the concert Barry took time to meet and my friend Toye and me. What a wonderful experience. It meant so much to me to meet him. I had just lost someone special (a child) the Sunday before the concert. I know Jeremy was up in heaven making this happen for me. That night will never be forgotten. Barry, you are a very special person. I would like to thank you for getting me through this hard time. Love you. Your Biggest Fan, Laura L. Frankenberg (Columbus, Ohio) (5/10/2012)

I have seen Barry several times in concert; every concert was special. I just saw him a few months ago and I'm ready to go again. I loved it when he sang "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again". It's my favorite!! He always makes me laugh in between songs and I love that about him. - Teresa (of Ohio) (7/9/2012)

I can't believe it has been a year since my last Barry concert. I traveled from Florida to my former home in Columbus to visit my sister who had returned home earlier that month from transplant surgery. So this was a very special weekend. Fortunately Barry was performing in Columbus the same weekend. I have lost count of how many of his concerts I have seen over the past 35 years but it was extra special to see him in Columbus again as this was the place I saw my first show in 1977 at Veterans Memorial. I never get tired of seeing him over and over again as his music makes us "FEEL" many emotions. His music has inspired me so much and has brought many friends and much happiness to my life. I had a chance to meet with several of these friends at this show and hope to continue on this wonder journey for as long as he continues to entertain all of his fans. Loved the performance of "If I Should Love Again" as not sure I have ever seen him do this one in person before. Can't thank him enough! - Judy S. (of Florida) (4/21/2013)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, "15 MINUTES" is an edgy, guitar-driven pop album - a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes". "15 MINUTES" is Manilow’s first album of original songs in ten years.

When
Where
Memories
Monday,
April 30, 2012
(8:00 PM)
New York/
New York City
(Radio City Music Hall)

Barry Manilow worked his magic and whipped the crowd into a frenzy at Radio City Music Hall on April 30th. He sang so many of my favorite songs like "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again," "All The Time," and "If I Should Love Again." It was beautiful to see the gorgeous art deco theater filled with fans and friends giving Barry so many standing ovations and waving glow sticks and even singing along. It is evident that Barry’s home town New York City was filled with people familiar with Barry’s tunes and he had them in the palm of his hand all night. To hear 5,000 people chanting Barry’s name at the end of the show was really something else! No one wanted Barry to leave yet, and apparently Barry did not want to leave either, so he came back to sing "One Voice." Thank you, Barry, for making my weekend in the Big Apple so much fun! - Linda Foster (of Virginia) (5/2/2012)

May 1: Have been a Barry fan since the '70s and have never loved anything more than seeing Barry, and never will love anything more than seeing Barry! It was so fantastic to see him performing again last night (May 1) at Radio City. Barry totally blew me away with the opening of the concert at Radio City. We all stood up waiting for Barry to enter, and I kept watching the curtain. I saw everyone looking to my right, then I heard the most beautiful sound of that Radio City organ and Barry playing Phantom of the Opera. If there ever was an "angel of music", it certainly is Barry! I took two of my three nieces with me -- they are in their 20's -- to see the show. The show was fantastic and they truly loved it. You brought smiles to their faces, and they loved the music and the whole Manilow Experience. They will never forget seeing you and can't thank me enough for taking them... We love you! Stay well and God Bless! Love always, Marilyn (of Fairfield, Connecticut) (5/2/2012, 5/3/2012)

May 1: Best performance EVER! Coming off postponement [due to] hip surgery, Barry danced and shook those hips like he was 20. His voice was strong and his catalogue of songs included favorites from the '70s as well as his standards. I loved the "romantic" set he did of "If I Should Love Again" and "Weekend in New England." He also included the rarely heard "Even Now" and "Tryin to Get the Feeling Again." It was Barry, his band, Kye dancing away and singing, and Muffy whose experience with Barry was evidenced in her performance. His best song of course was "Can't Smile Without You" and when the opening of "I Write the Songs" was played, I (and probably many others) thought, "NO, this can't be over!" The audience was so loud with their standing ovation that even though Barry had said goodnight, nobody wanted to let him go. He did do a small encore to "It's A Miracle" with confetti flying... then suddenly the curtain opened and out walked Barry with the curtain closing behind him. The loud applause echoed through all three balconies, the orchestra section and the chairs placed in the orchestra pit, with everyone waving their glow sticks. I can only imagine what Barry saw but he said "I don't want to go yet, I have one more left in me." He sang "One Voice" with HIS AUDIENCE singing with him. When he said goodnight again I wanted to cry, it had been soooo great. I can't tell you how many times I have been to his concerts but this one stood so far above the others, there is no comparison. Barry, come back and play Radio City again. We need our Brooklyn boy back on that stage again, SOON. - Sharon Zotti (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (5/2/2012)

May 1: Barry has been part of my life for over 27 years. Every concert I've been to (all 32 times) holds a special place in my heart. Barry's music has shaped me, helped me through some rough times in my life, made me cry when I watched my daughter sing ["Can't Smile Without You" when she was 2 years old] and made me realize how very special his music is and the story all his music speaks. I love every minute of every concert I have ever attended, and when Barry reflected on his Grandpa trying to make him sing, I reflect in my own way of the day my daughter sang her first Barry song to me. His music is touching and moving and true to the songs he writes. - Jerry Basta (Queens, New York) (5/2/2012)

May 1: The concert was FANTASTIC! I've wanted to see Barry so many times, and finally got the chance ... and I would do it again and again and AGAIN! The show itself was wonderful, and of course, Barry was incredible to hear and watch! My big dream is that someday I will get to sing a song WITH him. That would make my life (forget about just making my day)! What I really liked about the concert was the interaction with the audience that Barry had. It was like he was your friend, just hanging out, singing for you... even though there were thousands of us! It was, for me, an unforgettable experience! - Jennifer Ricci (Harrison, New York) (5/3/2012)

May 1: Six days after my birthday! Barry has an incredible stage presence!! No matter where you sit in any theatre he makes you feel so special. The seats my husband and I had were 605 and 606, row OO. When Barry sang all the songs that are loved by so many, myself included, you feel like he's singing just to you! We sang along, waved our glow sticks and had an enormously spectacular evening!! - Loree Mizzi (Queens, New York) (5/11/2012)

May 2: Just loved Barry's voice. He is the greatest. Concert was great! - Debbie Santaromita (Brooklyn, New York) (5/27/2012)

May 1: My husband Dennis and I attended our fourth Barry concert, our first since our wedding. Barry was fantastic! The voice was there and he looked great since his surgery. He sang our song, "Can't Smile Without You" and his other hits. Thanks, Barry, for another great concert. Looking forward to attending our fifth concert! - Agnes Abear (Cliffside Park, New Jersey) (6/15/2012)

I love how Barry gets the audience involved. He is such a great entertainer that he knows how to sing passionately and make the audience think he's singing just to them. I feel like when he wants us to sing along and we do, we can each say that "I sang with Barry Manilow." He makes me laugh and cry and most importantly, makes me feel. - Maria Caterinicchio (New York City, New York) (9/25/2012)

Favorite Show: I am a huge BARRY Fan and proud to say I come from his hometown of Brooklyn! I loved everything, what is not to like? What amazes me is the diverse clientele that BARRY attracts. I would often find myself looking at the audience and cry with them as we all come together for such a great LEGEND and ICON! I remember when I went to see another legend, Patti Labelle (which I am a proud member of her fan club), I gave her flowers and a huge stuffed animal on stage and she pulled me up on stage with her to sing and dance. I work right next door to the St. James Theatre on Broadway as a Concierge at the Discovery Times Square where I always work the front door. I will look for Barry. Wouldn't it be great if Barry came over [and invited me to his] show!? I would fall to the floor! Can't wait to see Barry again! - Tommy DiGerolamo (Brooklyn, New York) (10/23/2012)

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to Radio City Music Hall in New York City and perform three shows, April 30, May 1 and 2, 2012. The announcement of these special concerts coincides with the release of 15 MINUTES. After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time - from Gershwin to Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums -- Barry Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword. 15 MINUTES is a compilation of 16 original tracks written by Manilow and lyricist Enoch Anderson. Making a guest appearance on 15 MINUTES is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group, Pomplamoose. Her rendition of "Letter From A Fan" is both innocent and eerie.

Tuesday,
May 1, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Wednesday,
May 2, 2012
(8:00 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
May 5, 2012
(8:00 PM)
New Mexico/
Albuquerque
(Sandia Casino Amphitheater)

We loved the concert as did the whole audience. Mr. Manilow appeared to be a little taken aback at the response from his New Mexico audience. Contrary to popular belief, New Mexicans are quite art-oriented, appreciative of good music, art and dance, and always supportive of artists in many forms. One could tell from our response that Mr. Manilow is a favorite of New Mexico concert-goers and we were SO HAPPY to have him join us in the Land of Enchantment. BRAVO Mr. Manilow, a dynamite concert. Come back and see us, soon! Best on your upcoming European tour! - Karen Cotter (Albuquerque, New Mexico) (5/6/2012)

Beautiful concert - Thanks for coming to New Mexico, Barry. This was a great concert and the crowd could have listened all night long! THANKS again! - Rosemarie Murray (Socorro, New Mexico) (5/6/2012)

My daughter, son, brother and sister-in-law went to the concert. After a lifetime of listening to Barry Manilow and knowing all his songs my grown children were so excited to see him in person. It was wonderful to share such a wonderful experience with my children and family. Barry had not been to Albuquerque for 28 very long years. This concert was not planned, it was barely advertised (mostly people found out about it through word-of-mouth) and it was on Cinco de Mayo. But, the audience was definitely happy and super excited to see this talented musician and showman that we have all admired for a lifetime! His show was absolutely WONDERFUL and I just hope and pray he was happy to come to Albuquerque and realized how much he is respected and wanted here!! - Debbie Trujillo (Albuquerque, New Mexico) (5/7/2012)

I cried when Barry sang [when] I saw him just five days ago! We were moved to the 4th row CENTER by security! Thank you!! My friends and I had a wonderful evening... dinner, drinks and chatting with other Barry girls at the Sandia Amphitheater. Thank you, Barry, for your showmanship, your beautiful voice, and the incredible messages you send us in your [music and words]. - Celia Miller (Rio Rancho, New Mexico) (5/11/2012)

It was a beautiful evening at the Sandia Casino. The Super Moon rose above Barry's head while he sang "Weekend In New England." The crowd's reaction to Barry's new show was priceless. It truly was a special night for my daughter and me... It was worth the six hour drive! Thanks, Barry, for continuing to play your Beautiful Music for us. - Maria Sobota (Denver, Colorado) (5/19/2012)

I had to wait 35 years to see Barry live and it was absolutely worth the wait!! Barry is one of the last MUSICIAN performers out there, and his music touches so many of us! I thought I'd only need to see him once, but now I really need to see him again live as soon as possible! I hope he makes another trip to New Mexico soon! - Audrey S. Autrey (Albuquerque, New Mexico) (6/5/2012)

I greatly appreciated Mr. Manilow, his back-up singers and crew coming across the country to kick off Sandia's summer concert season. The entire concert was a special treat! I had been hoping to see Mr. Manilow in Las Vegas a few years back, but missed him for family reasons. I have been buying albums of his since the 70s; a Barry Manilow concert was always on my wish list! Finally, out-of-the-blue I heard he was going to be IN TOWN, just five minutes from my house in the foothills, and believe me, this concert was fun and exciting beyond my wildest dreams. Manilow knows music, writes beautifully, and sparkles on stage. He is genuine and I admire his talent. Loved his personal stories and his photos up on the screen. I had not expected that. His voice is still great and he gave 150% to the crowd. Mr. Manilow, thank you, thank you for continuing to teach, write, perform, and delight crowds from all over the world. I have great respect for you. My father, Kirtley Baskette (and other pen names) was a Hollywood writer and would have liked you, too. My best, Laura Tilson (Albuquerque, New Mexico) (9/15/2012)


When
Where
Memories
Tuesday,
May 15, 2012
(18:30)
England/London
(The O2 Arena)

[Loved] ALL of it. Fabulous! - Dave Saunders (Swindon, United Kingdom) (5/26/2012)

The show at The O2 on 15 May 2012 was OUTSTANDING!! I've never seen Barry smiling so much on stage recently. I liked that he sang some different songs this time. The audience adores him and he clicks with them so well. There were so many different age groups in the crowd and all were standing up and going crazy for him! Fantastic. All [of Barry's shows have been] great, but the latest London one was just SUPERB! - Renata (of London, Hungary, and Austria) (5/27/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records and over 40 Top 40 Hits, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Contemporary chart artist of all time. Rolling Stone magazine crowned him ‘a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation,’ and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, ’He’s next’. His hits include: Mandy, It’s A Miracle, Could It Be Magic, I Write the Songs, Tryin’ To Get the Feeling Again, This One’s For You, Weekend In New England, Looks Like We Made It, Can’t Smile Without You, Even Now, and the Grammy Award-winning Copacabana (At The Copa). Barry Manilow, the hit-maker and multi award winner, will perform at The O2 arena on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
May 17, 2012
(8:00 PM)
England/Birmingham
(LG Arena)

Loved Everything! Especially Barry's "Mandy" duet with himself - brilliant! - Caroline Winter (Birmingham, England) (5/24/2012)

Barry was amazing! He is a real showman and it really showed at this performance. I loved the fact that Barry is so natural and not at all snobby! - Linda Connop (Birmingham, United Kingdom) (6/12/2013)

Much loved American performer, Barry Manilow, will be coming to the LG Arena as part of his 2012 worldwide tour on Thursday 17 May. The tour will see Manilow come to the Birmingham-based venue to perform some of his best-known hits from ‘Mandy’, ‘Copacabana (At The Copa)’ and ‘Could It Be Magic’. As a singer, song-writer, actor, producer and conductor, the multi-award winning Barry Manilow has achieved worldwide sales of more than 80 million records and over 40 Top 40 Hits. His concerts have always been very popular and always sell out very quickly.

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
May 19, 2012
(20:00)
England/Manchester
(Manchester Arena)

Barry, you were just Dynamite, and as we say in Denmark, DANISH DYNAMITE! That's dynamite that just explodes in an 'orgy' of colors and the main color was RED as the color of LOVE. When you stood on the stage I wished you could keep on and STAY FOREVER. The song that'll STAY in my mind, of course, is "STAY." I'll love that song Forever! All your songs will STAY in my heart FOREVER! - Vibeke Nielsen (of Denmark) (5/28/2012)

First Show - Barbara Wallner (Northridge, California) (12/27/2012)

Legendary entertainer Barry Manilow returns to the M.E.N Arena on Saturday 19 May to perform tracks from his latest album, 15 Minutes, alongside hits from his spectacular back catalogue. Tickets, priced from £25.00 - £85.00, are on sale now. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the showman of our generation", Manilow returns to Manchester for the first time since his stunning Ultimate Manilow: The Hits 2008 performance. Barry Manilow has sold more than 80 million records worldwide - including the recent 15 Minutes - and has won the American Music Award for Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist three times. In 1978, five of Manilow's albums were on the best-selling charts simultaneously - a feat equaled only by Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis. Manilow's hits include Mandy, Copacabana, Friends, Could It Be Magic, Can't Smile Without You and I Write the Songs. More than two years in the making, Manilow's latest album, 15 Minutes, contains his first original songs in ten years. 15 Minutes is out now.

When
Where
Memories
Monday,
May 21, 2012
(8:00pm)
(Doors Open 6:30pm)
Scotland/Glasgow
(SECC)

 



With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records and over 40 Top 40 Hits, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio&Records) and Billboard magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.”

When
Where
Memories
Wednesday,
May 23, 2012
(6:30 PM)
Ireland/Dublin
(The O2 Arena Dublin)

Second Show - Barbara Wallner (Northridge, California) (12/27/2012)

Highlights: It's A Miracle / Could It Be Magic (uptempo) / Can't Smile Without You / Bermuda Triangle / Somewhere In The Night / Looks Like We Made It / The Old Songs / Stay / Memory / Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again) / Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed / Even Now / New York City Rhythm / Weekend In New England / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart / Can't Take My Eyes Off You / All The Time / Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again / When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / I Made It Through The Rain / Mandy/Could It Be Magic / Copacabana (At The Copa) / I Write The Songs / It's A Miracle (reprise) / One Voice

[ Manilow TV Episode #139 aired July 2021 ]

"Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald's cheeseburgers, "I Love Lucy" reruns are still funny — and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts" Billboard Magazine. His first show in Ireland since 1996, BARRY MANILOW has confirmed he will play The O2 Dublin on 23 May 2012. Tickets on sale now from all usual outlets. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records and over 40 Top 40 Hits, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio&Records) and Billboard magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” To date, twenty-nine albums by Manilow have been certified plati­num, while Barry Manilow/Live (1977), Even Now (1978), and Greatest Hits (1978) are each certified triple platinum. He has had no less than 25 consecutive Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including all-time favourites that Manilow still sings today: “Mandy,” “It’s A Miracle,” “Could It Be Magic,” “I Write the Songs,” “Tryin’ To Get the Feeling Again,” “This One’s For You,” “Weekend In New England,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Even Now,” and the Grammy Award-winning “Copacabana (At the Copa).”

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
June 7, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Kansas/
Wichita
(Intrust Bank Arena)

I loved the concert. I've wanted to see Barry in concert for years. When I heard he was coming to Wichita, I knew I was going. I've never had so much fun in my life. I'm 52 and acted like I was 18. I sang every song, and danced to a few, especially "Copacabana"! I love Barry!! I hope he comes back!! - Brenda Penner (Hutchinson, Kansas) (6/8/2012)

It's hard to think of words to describe how I feel about Barry, mainly because I don't think I can say anything that hasn't already been said. I saw him in 1975 when I was in college and completely fell in love with his voice and his music. I saw a lot of concerts after that but none of them even came close to his. I talked about it over the years and my lovely daughters gave me tickets to his concert in Wichita on June 7, 2012 for Mother's Day (they'll never be able to top that gift!!). I almost didn't go because I hate the traffic but decided it was going to be worth it. When Barry started singing my heart just swelled and I grabbed the person next to me and said OMG I'm so glad I'm here!! When he sang "This One's for You" after talking about his Grandfather, I sang and cried all the way through. I had never listened to the song in that light before and since I had lost my Grandson and Nephew a few months before it really touched me to the core. Barry has the gift to touch a person's very soul. Barry, you'll never know how much your music means to me. - Lynn Schiller (Great Bend, Kansas) (7/26/2012)

I loved EVERYTHING! - Pat Sieglen (Tucumcari, New Mexico) (1/5/2013)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generations,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
June 8, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Oklahoma/
Tulsa
(BOK Center)

I grew up in the '70s when Barry was just hitting his stride. Fell in love with the man and his music. At ** years of age (smile), I was able to finally go to a Barry Manilow concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was not disappointed!! Barry rocks, and he is such a showman. It was all I thought it would be and more! BRAVO, BARRY!! - Shelly (of Topeka, Kansas) (6/10/2012)

One word... Amazing! Having bought Barry's first album when I was in high school and having followed him all these years since, I can't believe just how great he sounds in person and just the positive energy he emits when he's on stage. He was better than I ever expected him to be and everyone around me in the crowd had the same response! THANKS Barry for giving us the songs that make the whole world sing! - Michael Johnston (Tulsa, Oklahoma) (6/11/2012)

Barry sang "Memory." He also gave 110% of his time. The energy was amazing, the song selections great! Could have listened to him all night. Did not want the evening to end. - Linda White (Tyler, Texas) (6/24/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him ’a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generations,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, ’He’s next.” Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
June 9, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Oklahoma/
Oklahoma City
(Chesapeake Energy Arena)

[What I loved about the concert was] Everything! Especially when Barry said THUNDER UP! and told us Good Luck during the NBA Finals that year. We went crazy! Barry looked great plus he told us about his Manilow Music Project. Even Now the places that had tornado damage (especially in Moore, Oklahoma) could really benefit from this project in the schools. - Jan Travis (Norman, Oklahoma) (6/20/2012, 8/2/2013)

Legendary chart-topper Barry Manilow is coming to Chesapeake Energy Arena, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers … the showman of our generations,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
June 14, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Michigan/
Grand Rapids
(Van Andel Arena)

Barry had us on our feet, dancing and singing and laughing and crying. The crowd went wild as he played all our favorite hits and brought back memories. His audio-visual aids reminded us of days (and fashions) gone by but his voice was very much present and the songs were as powerful now as they were when I was a kid. - Sharon (of Grand Rapids, Michigan) (6/14/2012)

I like the music Barry sings. It is very soothing to the ear. I can understand what he is singing, unlike many of the modern singers, and Barry interacts with the audience. Barry's voice has a much more richer quality as he gets older. We (my mother and I) went to our first concert in March and liked what we heard so much, we decided to attend [this] concert. Both concerts were equally as good. Keep up the great work and hope you come back to Michigan. - Jodi Gaynor (Oak Park, Michigan) (6/16/2012)

Barry came out full of energy and gave it his all, as always. He was amazing. I took three friends who had never seen him in person before and they were thrilled! He did a wonderful concert and left us wanting to hear even more. We could have listened for a long long time! Thanks Barry for a great concert, more wonderful memories with treasured friends and a delightful evening. Come back to my area soon!! - Barbara Snyder (Niles, Michigan) (6/17/2012)

Having Barry in Las Vegas from 2005-2011 was heaven. I live in Las Vegas and it was such a wonderful convenience to drop in on him whenever I needed a "Barry fix". After his last show at Paris in December 2011, I didn't know when I'd get to see him again but then friends said "why don't you come to..." So that started a year of travel to see shows in Moline, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, his performance at the Hollywood Bowl, and (soon) Palm Springs. By far, my favorite show this year and almost any other year was the Grand Rapids show though I can't really say why. The venue was the perfect size and the audience was fabulous; appreciative without being overly vocal. When Barry came out, the roar was deafening and I think it shocked him! He came over to my side of the stage (I was in second row) and I'd swear he looked right at me and smiled (this is my story and I'm sticking to it!). I figured he was thinkging "what's she doing here, she's from Vegas." Or he thought I was stalking him! During most songs, the audience would sing along but it was hushed; they didn't overpower Barry or the band but it was infectious, it drew you in to sing along with him. While "Can't Smile Without You" is always a crowd please, the rendition of Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" got everybody, singing, and swaying. The most powerful songs of the night were "Even Now" and "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again." Good grief, every ounce of emotion was rung out of the audience. After "Even Now," the audience could not stop clapping. Barry just stood there taking it all in with a look on this face that conveyed "thank you." To that, I say "Thank you, Barry!" The joy you've given people over the years with your music is more than can be put into words. I know you sometimes wonder if we'll always be here for you and the answer is a definitive YES! - Robin Delaney (Las Vegas, Nevada) (8/9/2012)

Very special memory was waiting after the concert in Grand Rapids, MI, on June 14 when Barry came out and walked along the fence to greet those fans who were waiting. I was thrilled! I had broken a rib exactly one week before and was in pain, but getting the chance to see Barry so close was worth the wait! I hope that he will be [returning soon]. If so, my friends and I plan to go to each [show] that is within four hours of Northwest Ohio! - Barbara Bormuth (Findlay, Ohio) (9/7/2012)

Legendary singer/songwriter and producer Barry Manilow hits the stage at Van Andel Arena. In an almost 40-year recording career, Manilow has released 16 platinum albums and 14 gold records. He has also accumulated numerous Grammy's, Tony's and Emmy awards.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
June 15, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Wisconsin/
Green Bay
(Resch Center)

[Loved] everything! Barry was wonderful I could've listened to him all night! - Liz Delaurelle (Green Bay, Wisconsin) (6/16/2012)

[What I liked about the show was] Barry's humor, his humbleness (if that is a word!), his story about his grandfather... and I loved the song "I Am Your Child." With Father's Day being tomorrow, it brought tears to my eyes and made me want to send it to my Dad. Great show ... Thanks so much! We loved it!! - Roxann Zoromski (Wausau, Wisconsin) (6/16/2012)

Favorite Show: Barry is the greatest entertainer in the world! I have a wonderful time in each concert because he gives so much of himself. All his shows are wonderful! - Nancy Patterson (Crivitz, Wisconsin) (6/18/2012)

Favorite moment: While singing "Weekend In New England," when Barry sang the line "When can I touch you?" the women in the audience erupted in such wild screams that Barry actually had to stop singing for about a half of a minute in order to collect himself! - Polly Reynolds (Green Bay, Wisconsin) (6/19/2012)

So wonderful to hear Barry again. I am not a big road trip fan, but to see Barry Manilow was SO easy. I have another verse for Barry's "Brooklyn Blues":

Well we heard you sing in St. Paul
about 2 months ago...oh yeah.
Then I read you'd be in Green Bay,
and I said "we gotta go."
My Larry said, "sure that'll be fine,
if we don't go I know you'll cry and whine"
So we headed off to Green Bay...
singing the "Brooklyn Blues" ... oh yeah!

Now it costs a little
money getting to your show...oh yeah
Well, yes it costs a little money,
but you're worth it don't you know
'Cause Barry Manilow you're simply the best
and I believe I speak for all the rest
That we hope you keep on singing...
singing the "Brooklyn Blues" Oh Yeah!

I hope we'll see another concert soon because you can never get enough of this wonderful music. Thank you again, Barry, and hope to see you soon. - Earlene and Larry (Rochester, Minnesota) (6/19/2012)

It was so much fun! Barry interacted with the audience. Songs were great and he looked gorgeous. I have been to five concerts now [and] would like to hear him sing his new songs! - Linda (of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) (6/21/2012)

First Show: As a 15-year-old at the time, I can't go a day without thinking about this night. I went with my mother and made a weekend out of it. I loved just seeing Barry in person. When he came out from that bright light and went into "It's A Miracle," it felt unreal after spending my childhood watching "Ultimate Manilow" and "Live From Las Vegas" on DVD! - Lake Edwards (Eagle River, Wisconsin) (7/6/2014)

First Show - Lake Edwards (Eagle River, Wisconsin) (4/24/2016)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines.Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, 15 MINUTES, is his first album of original songs in ten years. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword.

When
Where
Memories
Sunday,
June 17, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Missouri/
Kansas City
(Starlight Theatre)

What a show! I was smiling and singing along from start to finish! Barry, your backup singers and band are FABULOUS! I thought your "One Voice" encore was an absolutely perfect way to end the evening. A TERRIFIC birthday gift from you to KC. Thanks for a great night! - Connie Fifer (Blue Springs, Missouri) (6/18/2012)

The concert was HOT, not just the evening! Seated in the 2nd row talking to first row "Fanilows" prior to Barry's appearance added to the delight of inviting ourselves to Barry's birthday "party"! My daughter (36) cried she was loving it so. I never quit smiling and soaking up the joy and positive energy that Barry evokes in concert. Barry, when you accompanied yourself to "Mandy," my daughter cried again, and murmured "he still looks like himself and the harmony of his voices." Your voice, ever strong, and your birthday humor was so funny! Kansas City was my fourth concert this year; now I am looking forward to Chicago. Please keep performing as long as you love it, because we will be there for you! By the way, one lady in the front row told us this was her 458 concert! To my daughter, I said, "I wonder if she's a member of Lady Flash!?" - Kathleen Beverage (Lincoln, Nebraska) (7/5/2012)

It was very generous of Barry to spend the evening of his birthday with us in Kansas City. It was a fabulous show, he looked wonderful and his voice was as strong as ever. The whole evening was perfect, the trip down "memory lane" in song was amazing. I loved the mix of serious, romantic, fun, and inspirational songs. I've been a fan for a long time and would like to share something: When my son was little, I had a large poster of Barry in our family room. One day David and his friends were playing pirate and he accidently made a small tear in my poster. I was upset but understanding. My son, now 33 years old gifted me last Christmas with a replacement poster! What a wonderful gift from his heart. He knew how much I admire Barry and his wonderful music, and he still gets it. Susan (from Kansas City, Missouri) (7/5/2012)

Singer-songwriter and producer Barry Manilow will celebrate his birthday under the stars at Starlight on June 17, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the pop and soft rock artist’s early career included writing and performing a variety of ad jingles, including State Farm’s iconic "Like a Good Neighbor" and Band-Aid Brand’s "Stuck on Me." After a successful association with Bette Midler, he released his initial albums Barry Manilow and Barry Manilow II in 1974. The latter contained the breakthrough hit "Mandy," which climbed to No. 1 in January 1975 and began a string of 10 chart-topping singles through 1979. In addition to amassing sales of more than 80 million albums in his 40-year career, Manilow’s achievements include two Grammys (1977 Song of the Year for “I Write the Songs” and 1979 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Copacabana"), four Emmys, three consecutive American Music Awards for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/ Rock (1977-79), a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Tony Award and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. On the heels of the release of his latest album, 15 Minutes, that debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard "Hot 100 Albums" chart in March 2011 and the conclusion of seven years headlining on the Las Vegas Strip, Manilow brings his music mastery to Starlight audiences this June!

When
Where
Memories
Monday,
July 2, 2012
(7:30 PM)
California/
Los Angeles
(Hollywood Bowl)

Always love outdoor venues and to combine this with you, Barry... well, let's say close to what I hope heaven is like! Spending July 4th with my good friend from high school made this time special as well. Everyone is in such a good mood, and totally ready to party with you. The only thing I would change is your time on stage. I realize this was a shared time with LA Philharmonic but there has to be a way to include you more! Much Love, Susan O'Donnell (Beaumont, California) (9/30/2012)

Highlights: Overture (with LA Philharmonic) / Could It Be Magic / Somewhere In The Night / Looks Like We Made It / Can't Smile Without You / The Old Songs / Even Now / New York City Rhythm / Weekend In New England / Memory (July 2nd) / Can't Take My Eyes Off You / Mandy / Could It Be Magic (reprise) / Copacabana (At The Copa) / I Write The Songs / Let Freedom Ring (with fireworks)

This annual celebration includes patriotic music, special guest star Barry Manilow, and fabulous fireworks.

Tuesday,
July 3, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Wednesday,
July 4, 2012
(7:30 PM)


When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
July 12, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Illinois/
Chicago
(Chicago Theatre)

July 13: Last night's concert had to go down as one of the best concerts I've seen. Barry came out at the start of the concert with tons of energy like he was feeding off the crowd's excitement. He sang songs like "Stay" and "I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby" which I had never heard live before so that was a thrill to see and hear. Overall it was a fantastic concert. His voice was terrific and he moved around the stage great. It's hard to believe he is 69! I can only hope that he will return to Chicago at least one last time so I can share the Manilow Experience with my daughter! - Tracy Brooks (Chicago, Illinois) (7/14/2012)

July 14: What an amazing night! This has to be one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Barry came out with so much energy and the crowd just went wild. From the very first song all the way to the "Copacabana," the audience sang along. After his encore, we would not leave. We made Barry come out and sing "One Voice" for us! It was a truly amazing night! Thank you for the new memory, Barry. One that will not soon be forgotten! - Cindy Nelson (Loves Park, Illinois) (7/15/2012)

July 14: Chicago rocked and it was not an earthquake, it was Barry Manilow! The beautiful and intimate Chicago Theater was filled with a loud and appreciative audience all night long rocking out and enjoying the performance filled with beautiful songs like "Weekend in New England," "Even Now," "Stay", three songs from the new album 15 Minutes and Barry absolutely owned the stage! He surprised us with back to back songs of "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed" and "I Want to Be Somebody’s Baby" – which was just amazing! Barry looks wonderful and the audience kept saying "We love you Barry!" It was so much fun to be there and also to hear everyone chanting Barry’s name at the end and to experience his encore of "One Voice." It was my first trip to Chicago. Thank you to Barry for making it so very memorable!! Looking forward to seeing Barry and the gang in Wolf Trap, VA in exactly one month. - Linda Foster (of Virginia) (7/16/2012)

July 12: What a great night! Barry just makes people feel good and HAPPY! I personally LOVE all of the showmanship, and his orchestra and backup singers are the best of the best! I had a heart attack on May 3rd and looking forward to this concert pushed me to recover. You leave his concerts feeling so happy and you make new friends with those who you sit by because everyone is happy to be there! No matter where or when they are, Barry's concerts are fabulous! What a musical genious he is!! Keep it up, Barry. You keep us all singing and dancing through good times and bad! You are loved! - Roberta Carlisle (Three Oaks, Michigan) (7/17/2012)

First Show (July 14) - Charity Mund (of Indiana) (8/4/2012)

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will join us at The Chicago Theatre and perform three shows. The announcement of these special concerts coincides with the release of 15 MINUTES, Manilow's first original album in 10 years. After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time - from Gershwin to Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums - Barry Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword. 15 MINUTES is a compilation of 16 original tracks written by Manilow and lyricist Enoch Anderson.

Friday,
July 13, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Saturday,
July 14, 2012
(8:00 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
July 27, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Kentucky/
Louisville
(Louisville Palace)

Great show! Barry is AMAZING for a man almost 70 years old!! - Linda Meffert (Louisville, Kentucky) (7/28/2012)

The BEST concert of my life!! I never saw Barry live until April 2012 in Bloomington Illinois. Why I waited so long, I don't know! I have always loved his music but until I saw him perform live I guess I didn't realize how emotionally powerful a concert can be. I splurged and got a front row seat to see Barry at the Louisville Palace. I drove 4-1/2 hours each way to see him. Absolutely phenomenal performance! Barry's voice was amazing. The musicians and backup singers were great. I laughed, cried, screamed, danced and had a wonderful time. I also met some other amazing Manilow fans. Barry shook hands with some fans at the end and he looked right at me and blew a kiss! Best 2 seconds of my life!! - Victoria (of Leroy, Illinois) (7/29/2012)

I took my sister to the concert as a gift. She has been to see Barry several times and he is her Man, always has been. By the time the concert was underway I appeared to be the fan. This show was so entertaining. Barry has a gift that enthralls. I love his love songs and said as we walked in I would love if he sang "Even Now," which he did! I was impressed that he sang straight through without an intermission. His voice is so strong and clear, even after all these years of entertaining. I was worried I may get bored because I have at some of my favorites concerts, but I really enjoyed the show. Barry interacts with his audience but the balance is just right between singing and talking. He is great. We sang, danced and laughed, his personality is so great. Such a joy. I have a great appreciation for music and an even greater respect for the talent of songwriting. Barry is a true artist, he is far from just a singer. He is a true Entertainer that touches our hearts and minds. God bless you, Barry! - Diane Graham (Louisville, Kentucky) (7/29/2012)

Just saw Barry for the ninth time. He played to a sold out facility here in Louisville, very intimate setting. He came out and hit the ground running and didn't let up for two hours. The musicians he had were fantastic and complemented Barry very well. He did all the old classics and a tribute to Dick Clark as well which was very classy. He also did a couple of numbers from "15 Minutes" which were really great. This will probably be the last time I will see him as it took almost 12 years for him to return to Louisville and I think his touring will be reduced as he is getting older but for somebody who's 69 he's as good as he was in his 30's. Thanks, Barry, for all the memories of over 18 hours of concert experience with you. As an assistant director for our church choir, I love to orchestrate the various pieces of music that we do and I wonder how Barry would do it. I have loved his style for his entire career and have the entire discography. Albums, tapes and CD's. I have enjoyed his music in the good times and bad times and he has always been there for me with one of his songs to improve my mood. Thank you again and although I never realized my dream of meeting you in person, I feel like you're there whenever I put on one of your songs. Great job Friday night and continued success in all that is somewhere down the road. - Joe D. (Louisville, Kentucky) (7/29/2012)

Highlights: It's A Miracle / Could It Be Magic / Somewhere In The Night / Looks Like We Made It / Can't Smile Without You / Bandstand Boogie / The Old Songs / Even Now / Brooklyn Blues / I Am Your Child / Sing It (Barry and Grandpa) / This One's For You / New York City Rhythm / I Want To Be Somebody's Baby / Weekend In New England / Can't Take My Eyes Off You / 15 Minutes / Bring On Tomorrow / Everything Is Gonna Be Alright / Mini-Commercial Medley (Get a bucket of Chicken, I am Stuck On Band-Aid) / Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again I Made It Through The Rain / Mandy / Could It Be Magic / Copacabana (At The Copa) / I Write The Songs / Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (reprise) / One Voice (a cappella)

[ Manilow TV Episode #132 aired December 2020 ]

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
July 28, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Tennessee/
Nashville
(Bridgestone Arena)

I've seen many concerts over the years but this one blew me away. Barry's voice is better than ever. He is so full of life and excitement. The crowd was huge and so filled with the thrill. No opening act, just Barry singing the good stuff. Wow!! - Candace (of Nashville, Tennessee) (7/29/2012)

I was amazed at how pure Barry's voice sounds after all the years. I am a child of the '70s and have always appreciated the talent and professionalism Barry gives. My sister was also a huge Manilow fan all her life. She passed away two years ago with cancer. When I saw the schedule for the concert I knew I had to be there for her. We flew to Nashville (my husband and me) and attended last Saturday night in Nashville. My eyes filled with tears as he performed my sister's favorite songs. I purchased the new CD today and I love it!! I saw Barry in Las Vegas several years ago and three times in the late '70s and early '80s. He is still the same wonderful performer as he was then. Thank you, Barry, for the concert experience this weekend. This concert is on the Top 5 most great weekends in my life (and I am 65). WOW!! Keep performing and one day please put South Carolina on your list of cities to receive your wonderful concert. - Vicki Beatty (Columbia, South Carolina) (7/30/2012)

I was is such awe of Barry, seeing him on stage for the first time. I have listened to his music since 1975. I thought the music set such a positive note that everyone could sit back and enjoy. I was on my feet most of the concert. The donations from his music charity is so wonderful for the schools from a talented and gifted musician. Barry, thank you for making the world a better place with your music! - Hazel Bailey (Iron City, Tennessee) (7/31/2012)

The trip to Nashville was a Girl's Night out. I waited with baited breath. The song I wanted to hear the most was "One Voice" (as I was thrilled to have been selected for the back up choir to perform "One Voice" at his concert in Carbondale, 1981). He did it for the encore in Nashville and I was thrilled once again! - Cyndi Johnson (Carbondale, Illinois) (8/9/2012)

My first concert in Nashville. I was in awe of Barry. Fell in love with the man and his music. My one year anniversary today. More in awe of this man one year later. What a way to get your life moving again. - Anita Lyles (Spring Hill, Tennessee) (7/28/2013)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." In the winter of 2010, Manilow received his latest Grammy® nomination for The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, co-produced by Manilow, Clive Davis, and Michael Lloyd (Somewhere in Time and Dirty Dancing). Manilow has given the gift of collections in the best-selling series of tributes to popular music. RIAA platinum The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties released January 31, 2006, which became his first #1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart and first #1 album since the triple-platinum double-LP Barry Manilow/Live; RIAA platinum The Greatest Songs Of The Sixties released October 31, 2006, entering the chart at #2 and was the all-time highest first sales week debut chart entry of Manilow’s career. With those two albums, Manilow became the first artist since 1981 to have two albums in the top two positions in one calendar year on the Billboard chart. Next came The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies, released September 18, 2007, entering the Billboard charts at #4, making The Greatest Songs of the Seventies Manilow’s 33rd charting album, his 11th Top 10 and his 10th Top 10 debut and the only artist to have three Top four debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in two years.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
August 2, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Ohio/
Cuyahoga Falls
(Blossom Music Center)

 

In terms of record sales and career longevity, Barry Manilow is one of the most successful adult contemporary singers ever. He is scheduled to perform (and blow away!) The Blossom Music Center August 2, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Manilow’s taste for swelling choruses and lush arrangements often bordered on bombastic, but unlike many of his peers, Manilow wasn’t aiming to make smooth, restrained background music. He is a pop entertainer and all-around showman in the classic mold, and his performances and stage shows are accordingly theatrical. Manilow dominated pop music during the later half of the ’70s, spinning off a long series of hit singles (including 13 number one hits on the adult contemporary charts) and platinum albums. A jack-of-all-trades, Barry Manilow possesses a broad musical spectrum that appeals to many audiences. This is why you have no excuse to miss a magical night like this one!

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
August 3, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Indiana/
Indianapolis
(Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Wow!! I had chills through the whole show! Barry was so into the audience and believe me, we were into him! I have waited my whole life to see him, and it was more than worth the wait. My favorite moment was when the screen above the stage was showing him when he was younger playing "Mandy" and then he came out and did the song with his younger self. Then only to out-do the whole show, he came out and did "One Voice" with only HIS voice. Two very enthusiastic thumbs way up!! I am looking forward to seeing him again this year. I think I will bring my 3-year-old and 4-year-old this time. They sing and dance in the living room to Barry. Someone has to teach kids about good music. Who better than the man who writes the songs that make the whole world sing?! - Charity Mund (of Indiana) (8/4/2012)

WOW!! Barry puts on an awesome show! I am so glad we went. My daughter wanted to go for her 18th birthday. Yes, 18th birthday. She thinks he is amazing (rightfully so)! She told me he inspired her to be true to what she wants to do, what truly makes her happy! I grew up listening to Barry's music, and always enjoyed it, but when you enjoy it through the eyes of your child, it puts a whole new spin on it... I really want to say Thank You to Mr. Manilow for being the inspiration to her! - Dawn King (New Castle, Indiana) (8/4/2012)

I want to thank Barry for coming to Indianapolis. I took my 3 teenagers to the concert and they loved it. I have been an elementary music teacher for 30 years and I appreciate what Barry is trying to do for the music departments. My program was cut in half two years ago and now I see each class for only a half hour each week. Thanks, Barry! Come back!! - Ruth Ewigleben (Lebanon, Indiana) (8/4/2012)

Sometimes you know before you get somewhere that something special is waiting for you. My daughter-in-law asked if I wanted to join her in Indianapolis for Barry's show. I have loved his music from the beginning but have never seen him in concert. We took her sister and when my sister was unable to go, my ten-year-old grandson accompanied his aunt, mom, and me, his grandma. When Barry sang "I Am Your Child" my grandson's eyes filled with tears. He rested his head on his mom's shoulder and then leaned over and rested his head on mine. I kissed the top of his head and the four of us sat with tears in our eyes. Thank you, Barry, for touching our hearts and creating a memory that will stay with me forever. Your music is the heart connection the world needs. - Lyn Dean (of Illinois) (8/5/2012)

My sister and I took our mother for her birthday to Barry's concert. We all had a great time. You can tell Barry cares about his fans in his singing. We have been to three of his concerts and they are the best of the concerts we have been to. The dancers were very good too! - Ann Stefanski (Fort Wayne, Indiana) (8/7/2012)

The concert on was just wonderful! I loved the backdrops with the songs, the dancers and singers. I loved it all! It was just the best evening and I enjoyed Barry's sense of humor and powerful messages of the music and lyrics. Barry, please come back to Indianapolis very soon. We LOVE YOU!! - Ann Marie Burger (Kokomo, Indiana) (8/8/2012)

I grew up loving Barry and his music. I have always wanted to see him live in concert, and finally had the chance this year when he came to Indianapolis. I took my mother-in-law and we both loved it. His incredible voice and talent continue to impress me. I had chills the whole time, and I loved every minute of it. I am impressed with the Manilow Music Project. My sister is a music teacher and has helped many children get started with learning about music and how to play instruments. She spends countless hours and has dedicated her life to teaching music. Thank you for all that you do, Barry! - Tina Love (Muncie, Indiana) (9/4/2012)

I LOVE EVERYTHING about Barry's concerts. He has such energy and his voice is so great. So many of his songs have special meaning to my life (I have been a fan since "Mandy.") I attended three concerts on this current tour and have loved every minute. My favorite moment on stage is when he sings his uptempo version of "Could It Be Magic"! - Barbara Bormuth (Findlay, Ohio) (9/7/2012)

When I went to my first Barry concert I had wanted to see him for seven years (since I was nine!). I had a lot of expectations and he filled them all! I went with my aunt who is a big fan as well. We had second row seats which were fantastic. He was such a joy to watch and he sang so beautifully. I will definitely go see him again if I ever get the chance!! - Claire Slomski (Otwell, Indiana) (12/26/2012)

The Indiana State Fair Presents: Barry Manilow! Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow [is donating] a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for the Indianapolis Public Schools. "I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids," states Manilow. "We are excited and most appreciative that Mr. Manilow chose IPS to launch this drive for donated instruments from the community," said Superintendent Dr. Eugene G. White. "IPS has over several years worked to rebuild its instrumental music program in our elementary schools to give our students a good, solid foundation in music education. The donation of new and or gently used instruments will help us expand our classroom efforts." The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 47 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
August 4, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Wisconsin/
Milwaukee
(Milwaukee Theatre)

Having seen Barry in concert in Chicago (July 14, 2012) I knew I had to see him again, and real soon, so I purchased a ticket to the August 4th concert in Milwaukee. A week before the concert I checked the online ticket service and found what appeared to be a front row seat for the Milwaukee concert, so I purchased it with my fingers crossed in hopes that it would only be the 2nd time in 37 years of being a fan and having a front row seat. My friend and I got to the concert and I was ecstatic to find my seat in row AA seat #1!! Barry was in good voice and full of energy and I haven't enjoyed myself as much as I did at this concert in a long, long time. I danced and sang along during most of the show. Mr. Manilow, you made me feel young again. Your songs have touched my heart for a long time and this time it was the icing on the cake! Thank you from the botton of my heart. Also, my friend who had never wanted to go to a Barry Manilow concert really enjoyed himself. See what magic you have!? - Patricia Gort (Wheeling, Illinois) (8/8/2012)

I really liked the last concert I saw in Milwaukee, WI, on August 4th. Barry sounds as great as I remember. It's been quite awhile since I saw him, and I don't know if I ever will see him again. I wonder [if] he will tour again? - Barbara Gray (Kenosha, Wisconsin) (8/21/2012)

The concert in Milwaukee was The Best because I was in the 4th fricken row!! I've never been that close before. It was great. Barry and my best friend, Michelle. Couldn't ask for more! - Patty Havel (Little Chute, Wisconsin) (10/13/2012)

Legendary performer Barry Manilow comes to the historic Milwaukee Theatre for his fourth concert in our facilities! Mr. Manilow previously performed here on January 19, 1977, in the Milwaukee Auditorium (now Milwaukee Theatre), on October 20, 1982, in the MECCA Arena (now U.S. Cellular Arena), and on April 28, 2000, in the Milwaukee Auditorium.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
August 16, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Virginia/
Vienna
(Wolf Trap)

August 16: The advertisement says Wolf Trap, where the arts come out to play. Last night Barry came out to play and it was a spectacular summer evening. Great outdoor venue that seats about 7,000 people and it was packed. We got beautiful songs for example "Stay" and "Lay Me Down," two I have not heard in a while. We also heard "Everythings Gonna Be All Right" from his album "15 Minutes" as well as all his very popular classics. It was a very enthusiastic crowd; lots of applause, foot stomping and standing ovations that seemed to overwhelm Barry. He kept acknowledging the crowd and saying how much he liked being there and thanking us. He also asked us to come back the next night so yes indeed I plan to do that. Thanks, Barry, for all the beautiful music. You look great and you were also very funny. August 17: Barry Manilow knocked our socks off last Friday at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. It is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater with great acoustics. We had a packed house, great audience who gave many standing ovations, all night long!! I loved "Even Now" a special highlight for me. The crowd was on its feet even before Barry stopped singing, applauding and yelling their kudos, and making Barry overwhelmed with the response. I also loved hearing "Lay Me Down," "Stay," "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" and "I Made It Through The Rain." As always the show left me feeling energized from all the sing-along’s and I still think about the night and seeing all the red glow sticks (picture thousands of them) waving in the night sky and of course seeing Barry’s happy smiles. Thank you, Barry, for a beautiful show and I hope you will make good on your promise to come back again, we would love to see you!! - Linda Foster (of Virginia) (8/17/2012, 8/20/2012)

August 16-17: The first night was magical. Everyone was on their feet, singing along, and Barry encouraged the crowd to hang on and believe that things are gonna get better, introducing a song from his 2011 album. He preached to never give up on what brings you happiness in life. I took it to heart, and returned the next night in hopes of a good ticket being available. It was, and I went on a walk around the property. I was alone, walking around the back property paths. I paused in shock when I came upon Barry taking a casual break with several men. My heart jumped and I was overtaken by the moment; the security guard asked if I was okay. Barry was only about 25 feet away. "Please," I could barely whisper; "please would you ask Mr. Manilow if he would be willing to meet me for a brief moment? Please tell him I am a mom of a beautiful special-needs son, Joe, who loves music." But the bodyguard said he was not allowed to, and the group slowly went back indoors. For a time, I was shaken [having missed] the opportunity to speak to a music giant who had brought me to my knees with music. I sang to Barry that night. Stay. How I would love to meet you, have you meet my children. We would be deeply honored to come into your world to know the wonder of all of you! - Debbie Corbo (Sterling, Virginia) (8/17/2012)

August 17: Barry played his classic hits and he brought me to tears. My big sister Regina and her husband introduced me to Barry's music in the early '70s, and I've loved him and listened to him ever since. My sister's husband died last year at 53 and this concert touched my heart thinking about him and my sister and Barry's beautiful music. He sounded just like he did on his early records! Thank you, Barry, for your talent and your music. - Kathleen Hanrahan (Red Bank, New Jersey) (8/20/2012)

Favorite Show (August 17) - Carole Palmer (of Maryland) (8/20/2012)

I just saw Barry at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, on August 17th and I took my grandaughter (who is 6) to her first concert. I asked her what her favorite song was and she said "Copabanana." She thought because there was fruit on the video screen that the song was "banana." She wanted to listen to the song on our drive home. She wants to go to another concert! - Susan Cooper (Hummelstown, Pennsylvania) (8/21/2012)

August 17: Barry, this was the most amazing concert I've ever seen. I'm 46 years old and my first memory of songs on the radio were of your songs, and the first song that I played on the piano was "I Write the Songs." I don't know why it took me so long to go to one of your concerts, but it was the concert of a lifetime for me. Your songs are timeless and you are timeless. Thank you for being a gift to the world. - Allie Phillips (Alexandria, Virginia) (8/24/2012)

August 16: This concert was soooo intense! My wife and I just loved it. I don't think there was one song that didn't make are eyes fill and tear up. What a performer and what a voice. I knew Barry had a nice voice but WOW, what a range. We both would go back to see him over and over again! I wish I could meet him! - Steve & Margaret Sloan (Glen Burnie, Maryland) (8/25/2012)

The venue is small and open. Awesome seats, sixth row from the keyboard. "Lay Me Down" was to die for. Barry gets better and better. The latest concert would always be my favorite! - Jennifer Ann Holt (Gaithersburg, Maryland) (6/17/2013)

Legendary pop star woos and wows with his signature romantic ballads and feel-good singles like "Mandy," "Copacabana," and "I Write the Songs." Manilow served as pianist, arranger, and musical director for Bette Midler before his solo career took off in the mid-1970s. He has sold more than 80 million albums, 29 of which are certified platinum, with 3 additional albums that have gone triple platinum.

Friday,
August 17, 2012
(8:00 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
August 18, 2012
(8:00 PM)
New York/
Verona
(Turning Stone Event Center)

Barry, I hope you know how your music has touched people! I missed you when you first performed in Syracuse and was so glad to be able to attend the concert at the Turning Stone Casino! It was fantastic and I hope you will be returning soon!! - Kathy (of Syracuse, New York) (8/19/2012)

Barry was FANTASTIC! Every song was AWESOME! Just par for the course. He is THE MAN!!! - Tracy (of Upstate New York) (8/20/2012)

What a show! Barry at his best!! Come back soon, Barry!!! - Vi Marcy (Syracuse, New York) (8/20/2012)

We have been fans since day one and the show at Turning Stone in Verona was one of the best. We really appreciate hitting all the songs that "we" came to know and love. Barry still has the showmanship plus the voice. We don't normally write in on things like this but the show was so exceptional we felt we should. Please come back to our area of Albany, New York. - Sue and Barry Holmes (8/20/2012)

The show I saw in Verona was fantastic because Barry was at his best and really giving it his all. His smile was infectious, and the audience was the best I've ever seen. Barry has the best sense of humor. His choice of songs were perfect. And I really loved the way the album covers were on the screen. I think the surgery paid off because Barry was able to really dance and jump around like he used to. It was great to see because it made me feel happy for him. I also love the way he talks to the audience (fans) about the songs he was singing. It helps you understand the reasons they mean so much to both Barry and his fans. - Nancy Crumley (Cochecton, New York) (8/22/2012)




When
Where
Memories
Monday,
August 20, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Canada/
Ontario/
Toronto
(Casino Rama)



August 20: I loved everything about the concert. In my opinion, Barry Manilow is the greatest entertainer ever! From the opening song to the finale, I was totally absorbed in the man and his music. I loved the dedication to his Grandfather and how emotional he was as he was singing "This One's For You." I hope everyone in attendance realized the significance of this. Also, the duet with himself singing "Mandy" was outstanding. I love "I Write the Songs" and have been singing this all week after the show. It's in my mind constantly - as I awake in the morning and I close my eyes at night. It was an intimate venue, 5000 people, and Barry carried on a wonderful dialogue with the audience. As he spoke of his charitable foundation and the importance of music in the schools, I could understand exactly what he was saying. I too, was not into sports in school and my music class, band practice, and private music lessions helped me build confidence throughout school and beyond. Barry can, certainly, inspire and tranform with his music and song. Thank you Barry for all you do!! - Sheila Croome (Cameron, Ontario, Canada) (8/23/2012)

August 20: It was close to my home, and the venue was very small. I was in Row 3 so I was very close to the stage. Had not seen Barry since Vegas 2008 and was so excited he was playing Rama. I could not believe it! Hope he comes back again soon! - Lynda Goya (from Canada) (8/24/2012)

August 20: I had waited 37 years to see Barry Manilow. It was everything and more than I thought it would be. Certainly not disappointed. From the time the show started to the time it ended, it was magical for me. I was in my twenties again, singing along to all the songs I knew. An experience I will not forget! - Moira Griffiths (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) (8/28/2012)

A dream came true for me on August 20, 2012 in Rama, Ontario. The 6-hour drive each way was worth every minute. In 1975, I purchased my first Barry Manilow album, "Barry Manilow I" from Arista Records. "Could it be Magic" ... and It was! On August 20th I saw the magic! Thank you, Barry, so much! I haven't been able to stop singing the songs, in my heart, in my head but in kindness to my family and friends I only sing aloud when I'm alone in my car along with you. But now I can see you in my memory. Your concert was amazing. I thought I would never get to see you perform and I did. Thank you for my dream! - Judi Wells (Trenton, Ontario, Canada) (9/3/2012)

Always fantastic!! - Theresa Grayson (Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada) (6/7/2016)

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter whose iconic hits are beloved by generations of music fans, they include: "Mandy," "Copacabana (At the Copa)," "Can't Smile Without You" & "Looks Like We Made It."

Tuesday,
August 21, 2012
(8:00 PM)

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
September 6, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Pennsylvania/
Reading
(Sovereign Center)

Master Barry has crafted his performance like no other! His presence in passionate performance ascends greater than the heights of the mix of percussion & string. The Master's play of piano with his musicians struck my interest keenly with nice playful rhythm. Showing concern for the decent of music in schools gains my support. I will be giving my childhood violin to my school district where I got my start in music & entertainment. It always comes back to family with the Master sharing his gifts to show for generations to come. - Rich Diehl (Lehighton, Pennsylvania) (9/7/2012)

Barry was in excellent voice! His audience was very responsive so he had us sing with him more than usual. An example would be Frankie Valli's "Can"'t Take My Eyes Off You." He covered practically every hit he has, including "Even Now." He surprised me with one of my favorites, "Lay Me Down" ... When he stood to sing the words "Listen to my story, you haven't heard it all," the entire audience stood up with him! His last three notes were low notes, showing his [vocal] range. The audience immediately started clapping and whistling at him, and Barry started pounding his chest. It was a beautiful moment! - Sharon Zotti (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) (9/7/2012)

I obviously enjoyed all of Barry's songs and how he sings them. The part of the show with the video of Barry in 1975 ("Mandy") and the real Barry singing along was very well done. I also like the way that Barry is not afraid to poke fun at himself. Since my son was raised on Motown and Barry, he chose "I Am Your Child" for our mother/son dance at his wedding. I was beyond thrilled that Barry sang it in last night's concert! Even though I bought my tickets for this concert months ago, we were not sure we would be able to go due to [health issues] but we were able to attend and it was a great way to destress! - Joyce Hibshman (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) (9/7/2012)

I liked the interaction with the audience and how Barry took us through his career, from when he started to current day. It was a fantastic concert. Voice was as good as it was when I saw him back in 1976. - Donna Wenz (Blandon, Pennsylvania) (10/1/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generations," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. As recently as this past summer, Manilow entered the Billboard Charts at #7 with "15 Minutes," an album of all original material co-produced and co-written by Manilow. "15 Minutes" also crowned the internet charts at #1.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
September 7, 2012
(7:30 PM)
New York/
Rochester
(Blue Cross Arena)

Dear Barry, seeing your concert fulfilled a long time dream for me. I've loved your music forever and finally getting to see you in concert was unbelievable. Your humour and "personableness" are so endearing and the fact that you love what you do really shows through. Thank you for playing "Can't Smile Without You" as that was the favourite of one of our beloved Irish Setters... he would sit and wag his tail whenever that song played so I always think of him with a smile when I hear it. I hope you'll come back to Rochester again. Thank you for all that you do. - Annie (of Walworth, New York) (9/8/2012)

Barry sang "Stay" - my favorite song he does! He sang the line from "Weekend in New England" about "When can I touch you?" The crowd erupted and he stopped and laughed. Later he got the hiccups and pressed through the song. He is such a showman. One of my friends bought the tickets for us both. I lost my job (in 2010) and had gone back to school to get an associate degree for accounting and am currently going back to get a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. I needed this... Barry has a way of coming into my life when I need him most. Songs like "Come Monday" and "Something's Comin' Up" have been my mantra to keep striving for the best. Seeing Barry shine through and keep his carefree up beat spirit is just what I needed. Thank you Barry! - Robin Goodwin (Rochester, New York) (9/8/2012)

Last night was my 3rd time seeing Barry in concert and was the closest I've seen him (10th row). I've always dreamed of being in the front row but 10th row was fine. He looked great. A lady next to me (who I never met) hugged me afterwards and said, "now I can die!" Wow, I understand. If I had to pick one song from last night, it was "I Am Your Child." Very moving... Barry, you have changed my life through the years. I studied music at college and was able to pass music (your music) onto my son. He plays piano professionally. You have touched so many lives. I am forever grateful to you and your music. God Bless You. - Jill M. Tilford (Varysburg, New York) (9/8/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers... the showman of our generations," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next." Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Barry Manilow’s new album, LIVE IN LONDON, hit the Billboard charts at #1 Top Internet Albums, #5 Indie Albums, and #24 of Billboard’s Top 200. That’s the highest charting LIVE album since 1977. This marks the second consecutive powerhouse debut of a Manilow CD from the partnership of STILETTO Entertainment and INGrooves FONTANA in less than a year. Manilow’s 15 MINUTES CD debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Independent Chart in June. Legendary chart topper Barry Manilow comes to Blue Cross Arena on September 7th.

When
Where
Memories
Saturday,
September 8, 2012
(9:00 PM)
New Jersey/
Atlantic City
(Revel Resorts,
Ovation Hall
)

While a lifelong fan of Barry's, I've never had the opportunity to see him live - whether because of money or schedule, etc. However, for my 45th birthday this year, my dream finally came true. Seeing Barry live was everything I had ever hoped for. He was as wonderful as I thought he would be and I was mesmerized by his performance. To hear songs I grew up with, songs I shared with special people in my life... Heck, "One Voice" was even sung at my high school graduation! For these reasons and so many more, my first Barry concert will remain one of the highlights of my life. - Peggy Butwin (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (10/3/2012, 10/27/2014)

Classics like "This One's For You," "Can't Smile Without You" and "Looks Like We Made It" still seem fresh and uplifting — 30+ years after being released. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow has charted forty-seven Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He has won three consecutive American Music Awards and been ranked by Radio & Records as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time. In addition, his two latest albums are bona fide smashes — with "15 Minutes" debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and "Live In London" charting higher than any live album since 1977. On September 8, Barry Manilow visits Ovation Hall for an intimate concert performance. A 5,000-seat amphitheater with unobstructed sight lines and rich acoustics, Ovation Hall creates an atmosphere that fully engages the audience — allowing everyone to enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience.

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
September 14, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Massachusetts/
Worcester
(DCU Center)

This was the third time I have seen Barry in concert. This was the most memorable for me because I had the privilege of sharing it with my 10 year old son. I have been listening to Barry's music since I was a child - his music was always playing in our house. I am 44 years old now, and it was a priceless moment in time to be able to share that experience with my own son. Many, many thanks! - Laura Thomas (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) (9/15/2012)

I really enjoyed knowing the words of the music and singing along! Also, I really enjoy Barry's piano playing! His back up singers were fabulous. It was such a memorable evening and a great 60th birthday gift from my family. I look forward to future Manilow events! - Donna Christiansen (of New Hampshire) (9/19/2012)

I just went to my 50th concert, right here in Massachusetts last week. Barry has been giving me inspiration and peace and contentment for 40 years. Like he always says... Who'd-a-thunk!? A fan for life! - Claudia Rox (Brockton, Massachusetts) (9/22/2012)

Two weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of seeing Barry perform live for the second time. WHAT A NIGHT!! I loved every minute of the show! Barry is THE perfect performer. He sounded amazing and sang one hit after another. And what a funny guy too. I was smiling and laughing the entire show! Hearing Barry sing "Mandy" in person always brings tears to my eyes... one of my favorites! There is something so magical about Barry singing "Weekend in New England" while being here in New England. The crowd was amazing and we screamed loud during that infamous phrase. And the extended standing ovation even brought a tear to his eye. A moment I will never forget! I could go on and on with what I loved about the night, but what else can you say? There is only one BARRY MANILOW and you leave the concert feeling so lucky to have shared an evening with him! Before you know it, he's singing "I Write The Songs" and you the show is almost over. I could never thank him enough for what he does. We are the luckiest fans. My dream would be to meet him someday. What an honor that would be! Thank you, Barry, for the best concert I've ever seen and one this 24-year-old will never forget! - Amanda Bessette (Brooklyn, Connecticut) (9/28/2012)

I loved every bit of the concert! He was amazing! - Carla (of Boston, Massachusetts) (10/1/2012)

All I have to say is...Barry is THE BEST!! I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the four concerts I have attended since 2004 across southern New England to hear Barry sing. What a consummate performer, and Barry relates to his audiences magnificently. Barry, your songs stand the test of time as shown by the generations of fans that come to each concert. It's just so fantastic to be in the concert hall with you, singing and enjoying your songs. I cry each time you sing "Even Now," as I have come so far especially after losing my mother, ironically one year to the date of the Worcester concert. You do truly write the songs that the whole world sings, and with your One Voice, your music IS magic! Please come back to visit us some weekend in New England, or somewhere down the road. - Eleanor Talbot (Taunton, Massachusetts) (10/4/2012)

All I have to say about September 14th 2012 is OMG AMAZING!!! - Cindy Snow (Worcester, Massachusetts) (10/14/2012)

I loved being able to contribute to the Manilow Music Project by purchasing a Platinum package for that night. The chance to meet Barry was amazing after 35 years of being a fan (I have been a fan since "Mandy" came out, but wasn't able to go to a concert until 1985 since I was only 13 when I first became a fan!). The DCU concert was just great! Front row seats were the best! Music was terrific. Sang along to every song that night! It's difficult to pick out one or two things because the whole concert was great! Thank you, Barry, for all the wonderful years of music and memories and thank you for continuing to bring people together through your website and Facebook. - Cheryl Sgrignari (East Greenwich, Rhode Island) (12/5/2012)

With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generations,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” Manilow’s track record includes 47 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. As the only New England stop, Barry Manilow brings his roster of chart-topping hits to the DCU Center in Worcester on September 14. Barry Manilow’s new album, LIVE IN LONDON,  hit the Billboard charts at  #1  Top Internet Albums, #5 Indie Albums, and #24 of Billboard’s Top 200.  That’s the highest charting LIVE album since 1977. This marks the second consecutive powerhouse debut of a Manilow CD from the partnership of STILETTO Entertainment and INGrooves FONTANA in less than a year. Manilow’s 15 MINUTES CD debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Independent Chart in June 2011.

When
Where
Memories
Thursday,
December 6, 2012
(7:30 PM)
California/
San Jose
(HP Pavilion)

Seeing Barry Manilow in concert on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 was a childhood dream fulfilled! When I was 12, tickets purchased as a Christmas gift were lost, or accidentally tossed, during the hectic Christmas festivities. I was heartbroken for weeks. That was over 30 years ago and yet I still remember how I felt. As years went by, seeing Barry Manilow just never happened, as busy life and responsibilities took hold. I grew up, but still always loved Barry. At 44 years of age, my dream to see Barry Manilow came true! This was even more special for me because I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer in April of this year. After surgery and radiation therapy, I am back to work and have my full energy back. When he sang "I Made It Through The Rain," I wiped away the tears and smiled as the words meant more to me than ever before, because I had truly "made it through the rain". Throughout the concert, I screamed Barry's name and waved my glowstick with every thing I had. By the end of the concert, my voice was scratchy and tired, but it was SO worth it! I sang along with all of his hits and could not contain my excitement (nor did I want to). Seeing Barry was truly a magical moment for me. He is the ultimate entertainer who truly knows how to compose powerful songs, create emotional connections and allow his audiences to feel the music as deeply as he does. Thank you, Barry Manilow, for a wonderful concert I will never forget! You were given a gift. Thank you so much for sharing that gift with the world for so many years. - Sharon (of San Jose, California) (12/11/2012)

 

When
Where
Memories
Friday,
December 7, 2012
(8:00 PM)
California/
Bakersfield
(Rabobank Arena)

[One of my favorite concerts] was when I saw Barry [at] Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena on December 7th, 2012. What a great treat as I live an hour away and knew this will most likely be my last time to see him perform Live as I'm 68 and disabled. I was recovering from a ruptured appendix and only he could make me feel so much better! At the other shows I never got to hear him do many of his hits, but this concert he did almost all of them. It was a great concert and that last note he holds on "Even Now" is incredible. When he sang "Weekend In New England," I was the lady who said "Now, Barry, Now!" I will cherish all the concerts I have been too and will always have Barry's music playing in my home or car, or I will play his DVDs on the TV. Thanks, Barry, for making me feel good everyday with your incredible voice. That smile of yours could melt a snowman! - Cheryl Bowers (Lake Isabella, California) (3/24/2013)

"In a world forever striving for peace, could Barry Manilow be the answer?," Washington Post after Barry Manilow’s headlining performance at the recent Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. "Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald's cheeseburgers, "I Love Lucy" reruns are still funny—and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts," Billboard Magazine. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, "He’s next."

When
Where
Memories
Sunday,
December 9, 2012
(7:30 PM)
Arizona/
Phoenix
(Comerica Theatre)

The concert was fantastic and I had tears coming out of my eyes. This was my best Christmas present and my very first Barry Manilow Christmas Concert EVER! Barry was so funny and sexy on stage. The band was also fantastic. I collected the streamers after the show. If I had favorite song from the concert, I would have to say "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" because I LOVE the song and I can't keep my eyes off of him (I love Barry very much!). I bought a lot of souvenirs too (Manilow calendar, key chain, t-shirts, program, and more!). I had the time of my life and I'll remember this Barry concert forever! My dad took a picture of me with a cardboard cutout poster of Barry! Barry, if you're reading this, I loved your concert and had a blast. I hope you come to Arizona again so my mom can see you perform on stage. I'm also glad that you mentioned the Manilow Music Project because a lot of schools need instruments to play in their school band. Happy Holidays! - Janet Renee BeCraft (Tucson, Arizona) (12/11/2012)

 

When
Where
Memories
Tuesday,
December 11, 2012
(8:00 PM)
California/
Palm Desert
(McCallum Theatre)

December 11: Barry, after a year of a grueling schedule, you are ending 2012 on a high note. This first night charity concert was the best I have seen. You were relaxed, animated and in top form and it was obvious you loved the event and what you were doing and the fact you were doing it in your home town just added to the gleam in your eye. You combined your show with Christmas songs in the perfect marriage ... and the ending with the children gathered around Santa Claus was priceless. As a 30-year-plus fan, I love it when I hear people around me who are minor fans leave raving about you and your performance!! You gather new devotees on every occasion. As usual, you top whatever I think was your best and I'm sure you won't disappoint in the future. Congratulations and Happy Holidays to you and yours! (12/12/2012)
.....and.....
Barry, my favorite memory is of a concert that didn't happen. The date was December 14 and that morning the terrible tragedy unfolded regarding the children being killed at school by a very troubled young man. I had seen your fantastic show on the 11th and knew the ending involved many local kids and I was wondering how on earth that would be handled. At 2:30 that day I received a message your people had sent out to all that the performance had been postponed due to the circumstances. Again, you just confirmed what I already knew... Not only have you been given the gift of talent, but you have that rare quality to feel deeply and that gets passed on to us, your fans. I was so happy you postponed and on Dec. 15th when you sang "Because It's Christmas (For All The Children)", I don't think there was a dry eye in the place, including yours. It was all I could do to not reach out and try and hug each one of them. So Barry, sometimes it's not what you DO that makes your fans so loyal but what you DON'T do. Wishing you another great New Year with continued success and great health and happiness.
- Irene Stanek (Palm Desert, California) (1/11/2013)

December 15-16: Loved the Christmas songs with the glee club and always enjoy Kye and Muffy. Ms. Taylor was new to me but vivacious and talented. And Barry was amazing as always. Did Platinum on 12/16 and Barry was so nice. He made me and everyone in the platinum that night feel special. We are all lucky to have met him. We all share our love of his music and great talent and skills. - Barbara Wallner (Northridge, California) (12/27/2012)

This December... Barry Manilow and the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope... would like to give over twenty-five charity organizations... a Christmas present. Starting on December 11th... we will present A Gift Of Love... five Christmas benefit concerts starring Barry. The benefit concerts will be held at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA on December 11th, December 12th, December 14th (rescheduled to December 16th, 2:00 PM), December 15th and December 16th (8:00 PM). We are thrilled that Barry and the team at the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope are supporting more than 20 Coachella Valley charities including the Manilow Music Project! It is truly a GIFT OF LOVE!

Wednesday,
December 12, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Saturday,
December 15, 2012
(8:00 PM)
Sunday,
December 16, 2012
(2:00 PM)
RESCHEDULED FROM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 (8:00 PM)
Sunday,
December 16, 2012
(7:00 PM)

...End of 2012...

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