The “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin chose Muskegon’s L C Walker Arena for a August 16th West Michigan Stop on her 12-date US Tour.
“We are going to have a rockin’, sockin’ good time,” Franklin promises. “God is good.” “My doctor said I was free to go back into concerts, and I’m feeling absolutely fabulous,”
She’s taking classes to overcome a paralyzing fear of flying that struck suddenly in 1984 and kept her off planes for 30 years. “I’ll be flying before September,” “Flying would make my life a lot easier.”
“I needed to lose a lot of weight,” says the slimmed-down diva, who dropped 85 pounds. “It happens after an energetic concert. You’re hungry, you eat, you don’t sit up and let it digest. I was not disciplined about my eating habits.”
Aretha hired a trainer, switched to low-calorie, nutritious foods and followed Natalie Cole’s advice to not eat after 6 p.m. Her diabetes improved and she rewarded herself with a new wardrobe. “It’s fun buying new clothes”, she says. “I couldn’t stay out of the mirror, just turning every way. This is my natural weight.” And those closets of plus-size gowns? “I’m thinking of giving them to a resale shop,” Franklin says.
You can witness this living legend belt out all of the hits that have catapulted her to first name superstardom. Everyone fortunate enough to have seen her in concert say that it’s one of the all-time great musical experiences. Aretha Franklin concert tickets, whether for you or given as a gift, provides the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-… more kind voice live, so don’t miss out. By mid-week tickets will be on sale from all Ticket systems on line. All of the Walker’s seats have excellent viewing. Friends and colleagues can be catered together with special services in private group seating boxes.
-Rolling Stone listed Aretha Franklin as the No. 1 Greatest Singer of All Time.
-Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
-Aretha is one of the most influential voices in American music.
-For nearly five decades, Aretha Franklin has dominated the music charts.
-Aretha has performed to millions of people.
-Aretha’s repertoire spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel.
-She first hit the scene more than 40 years ago, she is a legend.
-Franklin’s soul and gospel roots came from a childhood spent singing in her father’s church.
-By the time she was 18, she was singing for Columbia Records.
-In 1967 she hit the charts with “Respect,” “Natural Woman” and “Think”.
-By the 1970s she was dubbed “The Queen of Soul”.
-Franklin has scores of #1 hits and a veritable cabinet full of Grammy Awards.
-Aretha won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for eight consecutive years.
-Aretha has a Grammy® Legend Award & a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award.
-Aretha has five American Music Awards; four NAACP Image Award
and a Kennedy Center Honor.
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