HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Words and Images Courtesy of the Sander Center
Legendary performers, music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy-winning vocalist and former lead singer of Brazil 66 with Sergio Mendes, Lani Hall, bring their classic recordings, "Mas Que Nada", "Fool On The Hill", "Going Out Of My Head" and "Daytripper," to the Sandler Center this July. The Langley Federal Credit Union Concert Series presents Herb Alpert & Lani Hall on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10 AM and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Sandler Center box office located at 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Tickets are priced at $39, $44, $49, $54, and $79, plus applicable fees. To receive the exclusive presale code to purchase tickets before the general public, join the Sandler Center Cyber Club at SandlerCenter.org. The presale for this show will take place on Wednesday, April 19 from 10 AM through Thursday, April 20 at 10 PM. The last few years may have kept legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert and his Grammy-winning vocalist wife Lani Hall from completing their North American tour, but the dynamic duo are making up for lost time both creatively and performance wise. On September 30, 2022, Herb released his latest album, the 11 track Sunny Side of the Street which includes six original compositions and the hit singles - "I'll Remember You," Louis Armstrong's "On the Sunny Side of the Street," as well as "Tickle Time," "Here She Comes," and "Pata Pata." As Herb told American Songwriter magazine in a recent interview, “‘Pata Pata" was by Miriam Makeba and when I first heard it I thought it was a really interesting record. Miriam was married to Hugh Masekela who I did an album with. I liked the melody a lot and always had it in the back of my mind that one day I’d love to try to do a version of it." Discussing the single "Here She Comes," Herb noted, "I wanted to do something sexy and upbeat. This track is vibrant, fun and kind of has a bit of that happy TJB flavor." Sunny Side of the Street has quickly found an audience, sitting at #7 on the Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In January 2022, Lani Hall released Seasons of Love, her first album in 24 years. Emotionally and thematically, Seasons of Love reflects the depth and breadth of Lani and Herb's 49 years as marriage partners and artistic collaborators. On the LP, Lani brings her rich life experience, deepened perspective and accrued wisdom to a song cycle that explores the nuances of an enduring relationship. Speaking to the title track of her album from the Broadway musical hit Rent, Lani said, "I love the beautiful message and I love how this song breaks down life in increments." The album reached the top 10 on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart. Last September, Herb released, Catch the Wind, which reached #2 on the Billboard Current Contemporary Jazz Album Charts. Herb's Grammy-winning album and title track Rise, released in 1979, again surged to the top of the 2022 charts, 42 years after it last dominated the airwaves, thanks to the classic soundtrack of the NETFLIX hit film, Spiderhead, starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller. On October 1, 2020, fans from around the globe tuned in to the virtual premiere of Herb Alpert Is... the official Herb Alpert documentary covering the life and celebrated career of a man who has been an integral part of American culture for over six decades and outsold The Beatles 2-1 in 1966. The following day, Herb Alpert Is... the box set, featuring 63 classic tunes as well as a comprehensive book of his career was released, selling out the first run within hours. In 2023, Herb celebrates his 61st year since recording his first hit song, "The Lonely Bull" in 1962. Herb, Lani and their incredible band, will perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some Beatles, and classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil '66 songs… as well as many surprises! Herb will answer questions from the audience about his and Lani's music careers, A&M Records, and the many iconic artists they have both worked with over the past 50 years. The show will also feature a giant video screen that displays hundreds of classic photos, videos and various memorabilia from Herb & Lani's music careers. ABOUT THE SANDLER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: The Sandler Center opened on November 3, 2007 and is managed by Oak View Group (OVG360). With 1,308 seats and a soaring glass façade, the building is located in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center, a hub for cultural entertainment. With local and international talent visiting the Sandler Center, performances are perfect for audiences of all ages. Patrons will experience an intimate environment when visiting the Sandler Center, as no seat is further than 100 ft. from the stage. Learn more at SandlerCenter.org and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ABOUT OVG360: OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. 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