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Release Me Singer Gets Reflective

August 23, 2018

Humperdinck sets Sept. 20 Kavli show

August 23, 2018, Thousand Oaks Acorn



Even at the age of 82, Engelbert Humperdinck is not the man he wants to be. He owns up to his shortcomings on the title track of his latest studio album, which he’ll promote with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 20 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

“The Man I Want to Be,” penned by British singer-songwriter Jon Allen, is about a man reflecting on his life, accepting his faults, vowing to do better and thanking his spouse for loving the “man I am and the man I want to be.” The song is a love letter to Patricia, Humperdinck’s wife of more than 50 years. They were married in 1964, three years before Humperdinck would strike pop music gold with “Release Me,” the chart topping single that would keep the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” from reaching No. 1 in England.

Patricia stood by her man for over five decades as Humperdinck captivated the world with his music, and now he’s doing the same for her as she deals with Alzheimer’s disease. “It’s something that has been put upon my shoulders and it’s something you’ve got to handle,” he said. “I’m caring for her in the best possible way I can.”

“The Man I Want to Be” album, released last November, also finds Humperdinck putting his unique stamp on such songs as Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are,” Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph,” Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” and the Drifters’ “On Broadway.” He even duets with his 9-year-old granddaughter Olivia on “I’m I Glad I Danced With You,” a song written by his daughter Louise and dedicated to Patricia.

Over the decades, Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records, garnered four Grammy nominations, earned a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, notched 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and clinched a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has recorded everything from ballads to the platinum-selling theme song “Lesbian Seagull” for the “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America” movie.

Tickets for Humperdinck’s T.O. show are $46 to $101, available in person at the box office or through Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

For more information call (805) 449-2787 or visit civicartsplaza.com.







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