(Newton, NJ) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell will perform at the Newton Theatre on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.
Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include A Song For You, Delta Lady, Hummingbird, Lady Blue, Back To The Island, Tight Rope, and This Masquerade.
Leon Russell and Elton John recorded a duet album produced by T-Bone Burnett, The Union, which was released in October 2010. The single, If It Wasn't For Bad was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011. The Best Of Leon Russell, a 16-track compilation CD, was released in April 2011. And in June of the same year he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
Tickets for Leon Russell are $49.00 for Premium seating, $39.00 for the Orchestra and $29.00 for the Balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming. The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com.