EXCLUSIVE SHOWS IN CHICAGO AND NEW YORK FEBRUARY 2013
Public Television Concert Special Premieres Beginning December 2012
(check local listings)
In response to high public demand, German superstar, Herbert Groenemeyer and his band, have just announced exclusive tour dates in 2013. The tour is a Live Nation presentation. On Saturday, February 23rd, the artist, who has sold over 18 million albums, will perform at The Chicago Theatre, and on Tuesday, February 26th, he brings his spectacular live show to New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Initially, tickets to Groenemeyer’s concerts will be exclusive to WLIW 21 and WTTW11 viewers during the December 2012 pledge airings of his television special. New York’s WLIW21 airs the special on December 3 at 9:30 p.m. and again on December 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Chicago’s WTTW11 will air the special on December 9 at 8:00 p.m. On-sale dates to the general public will be announced shortly.
I Walk, the English-language debut in the U.S. for Groenemeyer, will be released on February 26, 2013 on Groenland Deutschland/EMI Label Services. For this album, Groenemeyer recorded some of the most impressive songs in his vast catalog in English, and wrote two new songs. On the album’s lead-off track, “Mensch,” Groenemeyer is joined on vocals by Bono, one of the special guests on the album, along with Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons on the dramatic “Will I Ever Learn” (“When he started singing, my skin went up,” Groenemeyer recalls) and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers on “To The Sea.”
Over the course of the past three decades, Herbert Groenemeyer has established himself as Germany’s most successful recording artist of all time, with album sales surpassing 18 million copies, and two of his albums, 1984’s 4630 Bochum and 2002’s Mensch, becoming the biggest German-language releases in history.