Diana Ross to return to The Hollywood Bowl!
Diana Ross is coming back to the Hollywood Bowl this summer and I’m ecstatic.
It will be a one-night-only performance in August 3 and my calendar is marked!
This will mark the seventh time I’ve seen the most famous Supreme in concert dating back to 1989′s Workin’ Overtime tour. I saw her again in 1991 (Force Behind the Power tour), 1995 (Take Me Higher tour), in 2008 (I Love You tour) then in 2010 and again last year at a corporate event.
I had tickets to the ill-fated 2000 Return to Love tour but it was canceled before it reached Southern California.
Anyway, when I saw her in concert at Hollywood Bowl in 2008, it was as if time had stood still. She looked amazing, the voice was in fine form and she had a capacity crowd wrapped around her finger.
I’ve seen her in concert twice since then at The Nokia Theater in LA and neither appearance lived up to that night at The Bowl. In 2010, she sounded great didn’t engage with the audience much which was disappointing. Then last year was a corporate gig and had a real by-the-numbers feel.
But again, she sounded great vocally and has lost none of her gifts in that area even though she is in her late 60s.
I think The Bowl will once again bring out her best.
Tickets go on sale in May.