The legendary Commodores will perform tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Palmdale Amphitheater. Also, country music mega star LeAnn Rimes will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
The Commodores have remained a force in the music industry for four decades. They were discovered and signed to Motown Records by Barry Gordy, while they were students at Tuskegee University and over the decades, they’ve sold more than 60 million records.
“We are so pleased to present one of the most popular and successful musical acts of all time at the best place to hear live music in the Antelope Valley—the Palmdale Amphitheater,” said John Mlynar, Palmdale communications director. “The Commodores have amassed over 70 million albums sold, have seven number-one hits, five number-one albums, 20 Top 10 singles, 15 Top 10 albums and are Grammy Award winners. That’s legendary.”
Among the Commodores’ hits are “Machine Gun,” “Sweet Love,” “High on Sunshine,” “Just to be Close to You,” “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” “Night Shift,” “Lady (You Bring Me Up),” and “Sail On.”
LeAnn Rimes has seen 42 of her singles reach the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which became Top 10 hits. Among her biggest sucesses are “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (No. 1 in 11 countries), “How Do I Live?” and her remarkable debut record “Blue” released when she had just turned 14 years old. Rimes, the youngest person to receive a Grammy Award, has sold more than 44 million albums, has received a pair of Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and has collected 12 Billboard Music Awards.
Tickets for the Commodores begin at $16 ($20 at the gate); on-line purchase is reduced by $4 and available at www.palmdaleamphitheater.com. LeAnn Rimes tickets begin at $20.
The Sand Fire forced cancellation of Rimes’ original date on July 23, therefore members of the U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire departments, and the California Highway Patrol will be admitted free with identification at the ticket booth.