Who: Billy Ocean
When: 9:00pm, March 1, 2015
Where: Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, C.A.
Cost: $50 and up
Details: Box office: 818-879-5016, www.canyonclub.net
Grammy-winning, multi-million album-selling vocal legend Billy Ocean is heading out on a rare tour of North America, and the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills is on his sights.
Ocean, a native of Trinidad, was influenced by soul singers growing up in London’s East End. His big break came in the mid-1970s when he was signed to GTO Records. His second single, “Love Really Hurts Without You”, soared to No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US.
But Ocean’s popularity truly exploded in the next decade, when hits like “Caribbean Queen” and “Love Zone” were inescapable on the radio. His ability to blend elements of soul, pop, and R&B into tantalizing melodies made him a standout star of the decade.
After his worldwide success, he took a break to spend time with his family before returning to the stage, and eventually the recording studio, in 2007.
Ocean’s current run of tour dates in the United States and Canada looks to be his most extensive in 25 years.
Can’t make this show? Keep up with Billy Ocean on his official website.