Engelbert Humperdinck’s Exclusive Interview With Toronto Sun
Prior to his upcoming performance at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada, international music legend Engelbert Humperdinck spoke with the Toronto Sun about what to expect from his shows, Engelbert Calling, turning 80 in a few weeks, and much more. You can read some of the exclusive interview below, but be sure to head over to Toronto Sun to read the full article.
What should we expect from your live show?
Of course, I do my standards, the things that made it possible for me to be where I am. But I also do songs from Engelbert Calling. I do songs from Runaway Country. And then I do some songs that don’t belong to me — things that people would not expect me to sing. So I show the audience that I can sing other people’s material and give it my own stamp.
You did the duets album Engelbert Calling in 2014 with some unexpected partners. Like Gene Simmons from KISS. How did that happen?
The reason we did that was because my daughter always said, ‘Dad, you have an amazing resemblance to Gene Simmons. You look alike.’ We even took a picture and cut it in half right down the middle of the nose, and there is a tremendous resemblance. So I thought it would be fun to do a song with him. And he was absolutely fantastic.
Listen to Engelbert Calling below:
If somebody told you 50 years ago you’d be doing this at 80, how would you have reacted?
I don’t know. But I never thought I would be going strong at this particular age. But I’m very happy to be doing it, honestly. I love my job. I love what I’m doing. I’m travelling around the world. I still do 90 concerts a year.
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Engelbert Calling is available for purchase at all of Humperdinck’s US tour dates as well as music retailers nationwide and online from our webstore, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Bandcamp, and Spotify. Humperdinck’s limited edition vinyl, Duets EP, will be available for purchase at all US tour dates as well as in the our web-store. Limited edition Humperdinck posters are available for purchase on all tour dates. Find a tour date near you at engelbert.com/tour