Friday, February 11, 2011; Posted: 10:02 AM - by BWW News Desk
The legendary Liza Minnelli, whose latest CD Confessions was released to universal acclaim, will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, February 23. The appearance will spotlight Liza's latest CD and her upcoming 65th birthday (March 12).
A collection of American classics, Confessions features some of Minnelli's favorite songs of all time, arranged simply and elegantly, with accompaniment by her long-time pianist Billy Stritch. The disc was released by Decca in September. Dan Aquilante of The New York Post said: 'Liza is more Algonquin than Kit Kat Club on this record of cabaret standards and torch burners. Minnelli, in strong voice, sings as if she's lived every world-weary lyric.'
Minnelli toured throughout 2010 in a new show that showcased material found on Confessions. An early stop in the tour had Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune say, "To see Minnelli standing stage center and plunging into 'The World Goes 'Round' - an anthem of survival if ever there were one - was to appreciate anew the clenched-fist defiance of both the singer and the song. If any vocalists today approach the ferocity and drive of Minnelli's version of 'Maybe This Time,' they have yet to make themselves known."
Minnelli's first performance of the month will be on March 3 in Austin, TX at the Long Center.
Additional March appearances include:
March 18 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort