Bolton returns for holiday concert

Michael Bolton returns to the Mahoning Valley tonight for another round of hits and holiday favorites.

The singer who has sold more than 65 million records worldwide played Packard Music Hall in 2015 and will headline Stambaugh Auditorium today.

In an interview with the Tribune Chronicle before the Packard concert, Bolton said the holiday shows don’t ignore his hits, which include “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” “When I’m Back on My Feet Again,” “Love Is a Wonderful Thing,” “Time Love and Tenderness” and “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

“The fans are coming to hear the greatest hits so that’s what we deliver,” he said in 2015. “There are a few holiday favorites included in the set because many people share in that spirit. I’m drawing from the holiday albums I’ve previously recorded and released, so the fans may be familiar with these renditions. It’s just a nice time of year to celebrate this specific repertoire.”

Bolton released “This Is the Time: The Christmas Album” in 1996, which sold more than a million copies in the United States, and “A Swingin’ Christmas” in 2007.

In a recording career that started 42 years ago, Bolton has won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance and six American Music Awards. As a songwriter, he has earned more than 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, as well as the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His latest album is “Songs of Cinema,” which includes such songs as “Stand By Me,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “As Time Goes By.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. today at Stambaugh, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Tickets range from $35 to $60 and are available through the Stambaugh box office.

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