DIANA KRALL & JOHN OLIVER To Appear at Wells Center
Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced two new shows in November at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). Grammy Award winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall appears Thursday, November 13, 2014. On Friday, November 21, 2014, Live Nation presents Emmy Award winning writer and comedian John Oliver. Tickets are $89.75 and $69.75 for Diana Krall and $45 for John Oliver. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, August 15, 2014 at noon and will be available online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.
Five-time Grammy Award winning artist Diana Krall is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today with more sold albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years earning her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s latest U.S. Tour, which includes a stop in Santa Rosa on Thursday, November 13, is in support of her stunning new album “Wallflower”, which will be released on Verve Records on October 21.
Produced by 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, “Wallflower” finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that inspired Krall in her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”). Krall describes her new album, saying that, “A lot of the songs on ‘Wallflower’ are ones I grew up loving on the radio and on vinyl, songs I heard at home. These are songs I’ve been singing to myself for years… I’m a bit of a method actor and ‘Wallflower’ is a part I really wanted to play.”
Making his Santa Rosa debut, comedian John Oliver, best known from HBO’s hit series “Last Week Tonight withJohn Oliver,” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer who The Onion describes as “… a master storyteller, stringing jokes together so tightly that not a syllable falls out of place!” Oliver, who first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in his first hour long Comedy Central stand up special “John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008.”
After co-writing and guest starring for many seasons on Comedy Central’s Emmy Award winning sensation “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Oliver now hosts the hit HBO show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” which presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold out venues across the US.
Tickets are $89.75 and $69.75 for Diana Krall and $45 for John Oliver. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, August 15, 2014 at noon and will be available online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.