The 2012 Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular features American pop icon Barry Manilow, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Sarah Hicks. For three nights, Monday - Wednesday, July 2 – 4, at 7:30 PM, this Independence Day celebration begins with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by conductor Sarah Hicks treating the audience to patriotic favorites. For the second half, Barry Manilow – the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time - will perform an array of his hit songs including "Mandy," "I Write the Songs," "Looks Like We Made It," "Can't Smile Without You," and the Grammy-winning "Copacabana (At the Copa)." The evening ends with what is widely regarded as one of the region's top July 4th pyrotechnic displays.
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow has been an iconic superstar for nearly five decades with 47 top 40 hits to his credit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his inimitable career.To date, 29 albums by Manilow have been certified platinum, while Barry Manilow/Live (1977), Even Now (1978), and Greatest Hits (1978) are each certified triple platinum. Rolling Stone crowned him "a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation," and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol' Blue Eyes told the British press, "He's next."
In June 2011, Manilow - the Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning recording artist - celebrated the chart success of his original album 15 Minutes, which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #7. 15 Minutes was Manilow's 37th charting album, and his 6th Top 10 debut in the last 10 years. The album's single "Bring On Tomorrow" entered the Top 40 chart making it Manilow's 47th Top 40 hit.
Less than one year later, in May 2012, Manilow celebrated the success of his latest release Live in London which hit the Billboard charts at #1 (Top Internet Albums), #5 (Indie Albums), and #24 (Billboard's Top 200), marking the highest charting live album since 1977. Recorded in London at The O2 Arena May 4-11, 2011 with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Live in London, features stunning arrangements of Manilow classic hits.
The show plays Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. For more information, call 323.850.2000.