The Empress of Soul returns to say goodbye

The Empress of Soul returns to say goodbye
Image: Gladys Knight. Image: supplied

Gladys Knight, best known as The Empress of Soul, has announced her Australian and New Zealand Farewell Tour commencing in March. The seven-time Grammy award winner will play nine shows total, with Australian shows in Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. On this anticipated tour, Knight is set to perform her classics including “Licence to Kill”, “Midnight Train to Georgia”, and “That’s What Friends Are For”.

Over the last fifty years, Knight has established herself as one of the greatest and most influential soul artists in the industry. She has also claimed top hits across music genres such as Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, thriving in film, television, and live performance. 

Knight began her career at the age four by performing gospel music at Church. She sang alongside her siblings in the music group, Gladys Knight & The Pips, which quickly gained recognition and became highly successful. Knight then went on to produce an array of chart topping hits throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including “Every Beat of My Heart”, “Letter Full of Tears, and “If I Were Your Woman”. These hit songs and her naturally gifted talent jump started one of the most desired music careers in history. 

The Empress of Soul’s love for the stage remains strong, following tours in 2022 and 2023. Moving forward into the 2024 tour, Knight has expressed: 

“I’m so grateful to be visiting these beautiful places again and be able to share my music with the fans who are so hospitable and embrace us with open arms.”

March 19- April 4

Star Event Centre, The Star, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

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