Date(s) - Monday, February 25, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents brings Christopher Cross: Take Me As I Am Tour to the Amaturo Theater on Monday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy® Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year (for the album Sailing) and Best New Artist. Other hits include “Ride Like the Wind,” and the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).”
More than 30 years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, Take Me As I Am, that evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
Take Me As I Am is a unique offering from Cross, a hybrid of sorts – the songs are instrumentals with choruses to create the lyrical landscape. This is not quite a “guitar” album, but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very special songs are “Roberta,” dedicated to Cross’ mentor, Mitchell, and “Truth” with a lyric by Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Meurer wrote before his tragic passing. This song is sung as a duet with Gigi Worth, a name that will be familiar to Cross’ fans. Worth and Meurer were also very close, which makes her performance on this track all the more meaningful. The album closes with a song in memory of Meurer called “Alvah,” (Meurer’s middle name), which features beautiful string arrangements by Chris Walden.
Tickets are $49.50 – $89.50 with $139.50 VIP Packages available that include premium seating and other exclusives. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.