BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo will present Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour on Wednesday,
Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for
the Arts, UB North Campus.
Campbell is a bona fide living legend with a career that spans
more than 50 years. He is considered one of the outstanding guitar
musicians of his generation, has one of the most formidable chart
histories in country music and has recorded such standards as "By
the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Gentle On My Mind," "Galveston,"
"Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman," and more. He has released
more than 70 albums and sold more than 45 million records. His
final studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, was released last
A child prodigy, Glen left school at age 16 to pursue music full
time on the road. In 1961, the 24-year-old musician hit the LA
studio scene. He quickly became a sought-after studio picker, with
his talents enriching records by such artists as: Frank Sinatra,
the Beach Boys, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Elvis
Presley and the Righteous Brothers. The Beach Boys invited him to
join their group in the mid-60s -- he toured with the band for 18
months in 1964 and 1965 until his own solo career took off.
Although Campbell was already hitting the top of both the
country and pop charts by 1969, his weekly CBS television musical
variety show Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour gave his career "legs."
The popular series was seen by a weekly worldwide audience of up to
50 million. His enormous success as a crossover artist also paved
the way for hit makers such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton to
break genre barriers. In addition, Campbell was one of the first
country artists to forge a path into Hollywood, portraying John
Wayne's young sidekick in the classic True Grit.
In 2011 Campbell announced that he has been diagnosed with
Alzheimer's disease. So far it has had little impact on his touring
schedule and he is doing quite well; however, he believes his
current tour will be his last.
Tickets for Glen Campbell are $67, $57 and $47. Tickets are
available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and through tickets.com. To charge
tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787
or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.