February 12, 2014
Singer to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. – Paul Anka is one of the hardest working musicians in the world, constantly writing, recording and performing hit songs for nearly six decades. On April 10, the musician will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Feb. 27.
Anka has recorded nearly 130 albums to date, including more than 10 albums in Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Italian, composing songs culturally tailored to each country.
Since launching his career in 1955, he has sold close to 15 million albums worldwide. Among his biggest hit singles are “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “You're Having My Baby.”
Anka also has a staggering 900 songs to his credit, including 130 recorded by other artists, including Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt and Robbie Williams. He is particularly well known for penning signature songs for others, notably “It Doesn't Matter Anymore” (Buddy Holly), “She's a Lady” (Tom Jones), “Puppy Love” (Donny Osmond) and, of course, “My Way” (Frank Sinatra).
"I perform because I still need to," Anka said. "It's one of those things that's in your blood. Because, in the beginning, people didn't come to see me because I was a performer. They came to see me because I had a hit song. Now they come because they know I'll give them a performance like no one else."
In 2009, Anka returned to the studio to record the first of two albums of covers that spanned artists such as Michael Jackson to Nirvana.
In a more conventional mode are such choices as “It's My Life” (Bon Jovi), “Hello” (Lionel Richie), “The Way You Make Me Feel” (Michael Jackson), “Eye of the Tiger” and a moving rendition of Eric Clapton's “Tears in Heaven.”
Among the more unpredictable choices are “Jump” (Van Halen), “Wonderwall” (Oasis), “Blackhole Sun” (Soundgarden), “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana), “True” (Spandau Ballet), “Everybody Hurts" (R.E.M.), “It's A Sin,” (Pet Shop Boys), “Lovecats” (The Cure) and “Eyes Without a Face” (Billy Idol).
For more information about Anka, visit www.paulanka.com.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is nominated for an ACM award for casino venue of the year for the second consecutive year. It is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.