Barry Manilow knows what his ‘Fanilows’ want from his concerts and he’s bringing his fan favorite songs to Heritage Bank Center Saturday, August 26.
“There were years that I was out doing shows with medleys of big band songs and show tunes and album cuts,” said Manilow. “These days, I know what people want. They want to hear the songs they know and I’m happy to give it to them.”
And if you’ve met a Fanilow in the wild they are rabidly intense fans. Fiercely devoted, they show up in droves to Manilow’s concerts with the ability to sing every Manilow hit verbatim, including “Mandy” and “I Write the Songs.” “Copacabana (At the Copa)” gave Manilow his only Emmy win and is his most recognized song.
“Every song is familiar to audiences,” continued Manilow. “They sometimes sing even louder than I do at these shows and we all have a great time together.” Manilow understands the responsibility he has to entertain, especially with the current climate of the world. His pure magic is the ability to distract an entire audience of their worries. For 90 minutes you’re with Manilow.
“So, the lights will go down, the doors will close, and I’ll get to take them into a place that feels safe, joyful, and full of music. That’s my job and I love doing it.” Indeed, Mr. Manilow.
Barry Manilow is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of all time. His songs and jingles have been a mainstay for over 5 decades. Ranked by Billboard as the number one adult contemporary artist of all time, Manilow has sold more than 85 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists.