Stevie Wonder adds Oklahoma date to his 'Song Party' tour
CATOOSA - Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder today announced five additional dates to “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” a limited engagement concert series.
He will bring “The Song Party” to three North American cities - Tulsa as well as Windsor and Rama in Ontario, Canada.
The music icon will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 770 W Cherokee Street in Catoosa.
Tickets start at $99.50, plus applicable fees. Pre-sale tickets are available starting at 10 a.m. next Friday, Sept. 14, and general ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at at www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.
The announcement follows the resounding success of “The Song Party” dates earlier this summer. The Las Vegas Review Journal declared, “Such penetrating brilliance defies explanation. I’ve seen all the shows in Las Vegas, and I’ve not seen any better than his,” while the New Jersey Star Ledger proclaimed, “Once you enter Wonder’s tuneful realm, you undergo a sort of spiritual cleansing — it was hard not to leave the venue feeling a little more hopeful for the world."
Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music. At the age of 12 he became the youngest recording artist to have achieved a No. 1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2."
To date, he has amassed 49 Top 40 singles, 32 No. 1 hits and worldwide sales of more than 100 million units. He has won 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
As an activist, Wonder also spearheaded the recognition of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday. His participation in the “We Are The World” fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone, while his involvement in efforts to put an end to apartheid in South Africa has become legendary. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France's National Order of Arts and Letters.
Wonder was awarded the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and performed his commission, “Sketches Of A Life," which placed him in a select group of eminent composers who have received library commissions, including Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein and Paquito D'Rivera.
He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He continues to be a pivotal influence in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.