FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Motley Crew Media for Texas Performing Arts
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PATTI LABELLE TO PLAY AUSTIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2017 WITH
A STOP AT BASS CONCERT HALL ON VALENTINE’S DAY, FEBRUARY 14th.
Tickets On Sale Friday, November 19 at 10am
AUSTIN, TX – Grammy Hall of Famer, acclaimed actress, and R&B icon Patti LaBelle returns for her first performance in Austin in five years with her show at Bass Concert Hall on Monday, February 14th, 2022. Presented by Texas Performing Arts as part of their Texas Welcomes Series, tickets for the one-night-only performance go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 19 at 10am. Texas Inner Circle members can access presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 16 at 10am. For more information, visit texasperformingarts.org.
ABOUT PATTI LABELLE
Patti LaBelle is a Grammy Award-winning icon whose dynamic career has spanned seven decades. Known as a dramatic soprano recognized for her vocal power, range, and emotive delivery, the ‘Godmother of Soul’ has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, been inducted into the Grammy, Hollywood, and Apollo Theater Walks of Fame. She was included in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Singers. As an acclaimed actress, Patti has been featured in popular films and television programs including A Soldier’s Story, A Different World, American Horror Story, Empire, Star and The Kominsky Method, and starred in her own TV series, Out All Night. She’s also wowed television audiences with unforgettable performances on the hit shows, Dancing with the Stars and The Masked
Singer and starred in Broadway productions of Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God, and After Midnight. In 2007, she introduced Patti’s Good Life, a successful food and lifestyle brand that offers a variety of frozen comfort foods, breakfast items, and desserts. In 2017 Patti launched a record label, GPE Records, and released her first jazz album, Bel Hommage.
ABOUT TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS
Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presenting program of The University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including Bass Concert Hall and McCullough Theatre. It is the home of the Broadway in Austin series, a curated program of performing arts, and a host of comedy and concert events. In the calendar year 2019 Bass Concert Hall had the highest number of tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was #2 in the State of Texas, and #22 in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar. Following a national search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was appointed Executive and Artistic Director in January of 2020.