SAN ANTONIO, TX — King of the Blues B.B. KING is set to perform at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston Street) on Thursday, May 22 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 20 at 10AM.
Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. KING. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album Live At The Regal, and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, Together For The First Time.
Over the years, B.B. has had two number one R & B hits, 1951's "Three O'Clock Blues," and 1952's "You Don't Know Me," and four number two R & B hits, 1953's "Please Love Me," and 1954's "You Upset Me Baby," 1960's "Sweet Sixteen, Part I," and 1966's "Don't Answer The Door, Part I." B.B.'s most popular crossover hit, 1970's "The Thrill Is Gone" went to #15 pop. His classic songs such as "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss," "Caldonia," "How Blue Can You Get," "Everyday I Have The Blues," and "Why I Sing The Blues," are concert (and fan) staples.
Soon after his number one hit, "Three O'Clock Blues," B.B. began touring nationally, and he has never stopped, performing an average of 125 concerts a year. He has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 60 years. B.B. KING has been bestowed fifteen Grammy Awards by his peers as well as the Grammy ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 1987. He has received the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Tickets for B.B. KING ($55-$75) will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. This performance is part of the Bud Light Concert Series at the Majestic Theatre.