Grammy Award-Winning Michael Bolton Performs At Centre In The Square On June 5

Centre In The Square presents an unforgettable evening with legendary and multi-Grammy Award-winning Michael Bolton on Thursday, June 5 at 8 PM.  For his Centre debut, Bolton performs favourite hits including “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “Time, Love and Tenderness”, “How Can We be Lovers”, “Georgia on my Mind”, and a selection of songs from his recent release “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A tribute to Hitsville USA” with his band and the Jeans ‘n Classics Rock Symphony conducted by Jeff Christmas.

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 53 million records around the world, with eight Top Ten albums and nine No. 1 singles.  He holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named in the PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2010 issue.  He recently became a viral sensation featured in The Lonely Island’s hugely popular “Captain Jack Sparrow” video that launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys.

In 2013, Bolton released his autobiography The Soul of it All, as well as a new studio album “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A tribute to Hitsville USA”, collaborating with Motown legends such as Smokey Robinson and Valerie Simpson, as well as contemporary artists such as Kelly Rowland and Leona Lewis.

Internationally renowned, Bolton has recorded and performed with musical icons that have inspired and influenced his own career. He joined Luciano Pavarotti on stage in a highly praised rendition of “Vesti La Giubba,” and pays homage to the Italian tenor when performing the aria “Nessun Dorma” at each of his concerts on tour. He has sung with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Renee Fleming and played guitar with BB King. Bolton earned a Grammy-nomination for “Georgia on my Mind,” and was invited to sing the classic song to Ray Charles when Ray was honored at the International Jazz Hall of Fame Awards.

A prolific songwriter, Bolton has collaborated with some of the greatest songwriters and producers of our time including Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, David Foster, A.R. Rahman, Phil Ramone, and Ne Yo.  Bolton’s songs have been recorded by over 100 artists, ranging from KISS, Barbra Streisand, and Cher to even Kanye West, Jay Z and John Legend.

Michael Bolton’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules.

For his dedication to social activism, Bolton has been honored with several Humanitarian awards and he is especially proud of the initiatives carried out by his own foundation, The Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 21st Year of advocating on behalf of women and children at risk.

Tickets to Michael Bolton go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 19 starting at 12 PM and range from $55 to $105 (plus applicable fees). Tickets may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North).