On February 24, Murphy will return to the Clay Center for a charity concert.
“America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. played three sold out Christmas concerts in December at The Clay Center.
The shows sold out within hours of tickets going on sale. The first show sold out, then the second and then a third was added and tickets for that show also sold out very quickly.
Still, thousands of fans of the singing sensation didn’t get their Christmas wish for tickets — because all three shows sold out in record time.
Now, fans of Landau have one more chance to see their favorite crooner, and just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Murphy and his 17 piece big band is scheduled to perform a special concert benefiting The Appalachian Children’s Chorus on Friday, February 24 at the Clay Center.
A release said that more than half of the Clay Center’s seats have already been sold, just days after quietly going on sale.
Tickets for Landau’s upcoming concert may be purchased at the Clay Center box office, by phone at 304-562-3570 or online at www.theclaycenter.org. Ticket prices begin at $25 and there are $35, $45, and $65 seats available. The America’s Got Talent winner and West Virginia’s favorite son just returned from a Super Bowl performance for ESPN in Indianapolis, and has been nominated for Best New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards, which will be telecast February 17 on NBC.
On Feb. 24, Murphy will perform his full concert at the Maier Performance Hall of the Clay Center as part of ACC’s 2012 Gala.
The concert will benefit ACC as well as the Children’s Home Society.
Members of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus will perform with Landau as will the Art in Action Dance Company of Hurricane.
Murphy said in the press release that he’s excited about this particular show, because he has never had such a large cast of talented backup singers such as the ACC children. He has often performed pre-America’s Got Talent to raise money for various youth organizations in southern West Virginia, but this is the first time he will actually be joined on stage by those benefiting from his concert.
The show is only a part of the evening’s festivities, which will also include the ACC’s Gala fundraising dinner to raise money for the children of the choir.
Murphy recently performed for the Logan County Chamber of Commerce’s 81st annual dinner. The sold-out show was performed at the Chief Logan Convention Center on Thursday night. He then performed at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan, which was also sold out.
Murphy is a former car washer from Omar who made it big by winning the reality TV talent contest by a landslide.
To contact Staff Writer Michael Browning, call 304-752-6950, extension 309, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Logan County Board of Education will be offering developmental screening to all children who are not yet in school.