*(New York NY) – The Apollo Theater, in conjunction with Live Nation, today announced that celebrated singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton will grace the Apollo stage for a special show on Friday, December 9th at 8pm.

The Grammy Award-winning artist, who has built a massive following with his soulful voice and hypnotic melodies, is no stranger to the Apollo Theater.

At the beginning of his career, Hamilton performed on the Apollo’s popular television show “Showtime at the Apollo” as a guest artist and then later for a special event at the Theater in 2008. This concert will mark the singer’s first time headlining a show at the legendary Theater and is a part of his national club and theater tour.

The December 9th show will also be a pre-celebration of his 4th studio album set for a December 13th release on RCA Records. Hamilton recently released “Woo” as the first single for the yet-to-be-titled album.

The follow-up to his Gold-certified, critically-acclaimed 2008 release The Point of it All, the new album will feature production by industry legends and Grammy Award winning producers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Salaam Remi, Kelvin Wooten and Hamilton, himself.

Tickets are $45, $59.50, $79.50 and are available at apollotheater.org or through the Apollo Theater Box Office, 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, 212/531-5305 and charge by phone 800.745.3000 and select Ticketmaster locations.

About Anthony Hamilton
With his distinctive voice and signature grit, soul and funk, Hamilton has gained a steady and loyal fan base throughout his career beginning with his 2003 platinum-certified debut album Comin’ From Where I’m From, which spawned the chart-topping song, “Charlene.”   In 2005, the Charlotte, North Carolina native followed up with his gold-certified sophomore album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ which featured the #1 hit, “Can’t Let Go.”  The singer/songwriter/producer released The Point of it All in 2008 to critical acclaim, including USA Today’s declaration that Hamilton is “one of the genre’s rare singers.”  In 2009, Hamilton won his first Grammy Award for his collaboration on Al Green’s, “You Got the Love I Need.”

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network.  Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About The Apollo Theater
The Apollo is a national treasure that has had significant impact on the development of American culture and its popularity around the world.  Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in cultivating artists and in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-hop.  Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and countless others began their road to stardom on the Apollo’s stage. The Apollo Theater’s new artistic vision builds on its legacy.  New Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations.  The Apollo will continue to present historically relevant presentations, as well as more forward-looking, contemporary work.Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.

Press Coverage
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Nina Flowers
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications
[email protected]