LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR. COMES TO WHEELING!
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the landslide winner of NBC’s hit television show America’s Got Talent, will perform his first ever concert in the Wheeling area Sunday March 18th at the historic Capitol Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Officials expect the possibility of a quick sellout for Murphy’s concert here, and encourage fans to secure their tickets quickly.
Murphy and his 16 piece Sweet Lippz Big Band has been performing to sell out audiences and standing ovations since winning the America’s Got Talent crown. The tour is in support of Landau’s Columbia Records debut CD release “That’s Life. The album, produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell, features Landau’s unique and timeless take on classics from the Great American Songbook. It debuted at #1 on both the Billboard and Amazon Jazz charts.
The former car washer and father of five from Logan West Virginia captured America’s heart with his music, his humble, gracious nature and his message to dream big and never give up. Over 14 million people each week watched and voted as Landau climbed to the top on America’s Got Talent on national television. Since his million dollar win, Murphy has headlined at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, been nominated for “Outstanding New Artist” at the NAACP’s Image Awards, received The West Virginian of the Year award and has honored his country by performing the National Anthem for ESPN at Madison Square Garden and prior to nationally televised WVU football and Marshall University basketball games. He has appeared on several national television shows including The Today Show, Fox and Friends, Anderson Cooper, Wendy Williams, The View, The Talk and the telecast of the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Murphy’s 2012 tour will take him to the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City in April, and to appearances at the California and West Virginia State Fairs this summer.