Aretha Franklin, known as the “Queen of Soul,” returns to Los Angeles for a one-night-only performance at the Nokia Theatre L.A LIVE on August 2nd, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10 a.m. at AXS.com or charge by phone at (888) 929-7849.
Franklin is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, which is her highest-charting album since 1985 and is also her highest debut ever on the Billboard 200, surpassing the No. 30 bow of 1998’s “A Rose Is Still a Rose.” The first single from this collection of classic hits is a powerful rendition of Adele’s worldwide hit “Rolling in the Deep.”
With the 2014 release of Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, she worked with hitmaking producers Clive Davis (with whom she worked for the longest period of her recording career), Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, André “3000” Benjamin, Eric Kupper, Harvey Mason Jr. and Chicago DJ/producer Terry Hunter, co-producing and doing all the vocal arrangements .
Franklin’s powerful, distinctive gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multi-generations, justifiably earning her Rolling Stone magazine’s No. 1 placing on the list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”
Her many countless classics include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”; her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me”; her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer”; and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her worldwide chart-topping duet with George Michael, and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.”