His name comes from the 19th century Austrian composer who wrote “Hansel & Gretel.” His voice comes from heaven and he has been a legend in the international industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold. The great Engelbert Humperdinck returns to Reno at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Some of the evergreen hits that belong to Humperdinck include “(Please) Release Me,” “After the Lovin,’” “Spanish Eyes,” “The Last Waltz,” “There Goes my Everything,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and the unforgettable “Quando, Quando, Quando.” He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song for the latest “Beavis and Butthead” movie. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe with the MTV generation having just discovered the magnificent musician the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.
With four GRAMMY nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” in 1988, 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Hardly. In the past few years, he has joined an elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation, in addition to their core audiences.
Romance serves as the cord of Humperdinck’s music and lasting success. He knows how to pick songs with eternal themes of love and longing, and lovers always want to hear them sung.