Blues Legend to play in Greensboro | Arts & Culture
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever.
The legendary B.B. King will perform at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium on October 16th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office.
B.B. continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world. Classics such as "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss," "The Thrill Is Gone," How Blue Can You Get," "Everyday I Have The Blues," and "Why I Sing The Blues" are concert (and fan) staples. Over the years, the Grammy Award-winner has had two No. 1 R&B hits, 1951's "Three O'Clock Blues," and 1952's "You Don't Know Me," and four No. 2 R&B hits, 1953's "Please Love Me," 1954's "You Upset Me Baby," 1960's "Sweet Sixteen, Part I," and 1966's "Don't Answer The Door, Part I." B.B.'s most popular crossover hit, 1970's "The Thrill Is Gone," went to No. 15 pop.