Johnny Hallyday Announce U.S. Live Dates
French rocker Johnny Hallyday is set to perform his first full concert ever in New York City on Sunday, October 7th at the Beacon Theatre as part of his 2012 world tour.
Hallyday is set to play only two concerts in the United States, Los Angeles April 24 and New York City October 7.
Influenced by Elvis Presley and American rock 'n' roll, Hallyday (born Jean-Philippe Smet) began his career as teenager and is widely known as L'idole des Jeunes (the teen idol). His musical career now spans a half- century, having sold more than 100 million records, garnered 21 Platinum albums, 8 French music Awards (Victoire de la Musique), appeared in 36 movies and performed to more than 28 million fans. Among his numerous collaborations include Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Peter Frampton, Taj Mahal and Bono.
With a variety of musical influences (rock, twist , yéyé , soul, pop), and a repertoire of more than a 1,000 songs, the iconic French rocker delivers a spectacular show with an undeniably strong stage presence. Famous for his trademark deep and rasping voice, Hallyday fills arenas and stadiums across France with fans of all ages.