David Gest Tickets
Celebrating Legends of Soul with David Gest
In Michael Jackson's universe of music and celebrity, one of the brightest stars may be that of David Gest, the lifelong friend of the Jackson family who produced the acclaimed musical television special about the King of Pop in 2001 entitled "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years." From his previous work and family connections to Michael and Tito Jackson, Gest has created a successful career on television in the United Kingdom over the past decade, as well as a live music tour celebrating the greatest legends of soul music.
"David Gest's Legends of Soul Live Concert!" has been so successful that 30 concerts have been added to the initial run. Performances are happening throughout the United Kingdom at classic theatres like the Victoria in Halifax, The Dome in Doncaster and the Auditorium at Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Gest's appearance on popular ITV show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2006 was the highest rated season of the show to date. Even though Gest didn't win, it garnered him three subsequent prime time reality television series deals in the United Kingdom over the next five years and revived the famed concert promoter's career. It also led to a book deal about his life, entitled Simply the Gest, in which Gest talks in detail about his life growing up with Michael Jackson.
Much of what has fuelled the success of "David Gest's Legends of Soul Live Concert!" has been the line-up of truly legendary soul singers. The show features 10 acts, including Russell Thompkins, Jr., Dennis Edwards of The Temptations, Sheila Ferguson of Three Degrees, Deniece Williams, Billy Paul, Kim Weston and Brenda Holloway. Gest is at the centre of it all as the night's MC.
While Gest was part of the Jackson 5's meteoric rise to the top of the music industry, as well as a close friend and confidant to Michael Jackson as he dominated the charts for nearly two decades, his first real breakthrough in his own career came when he produced "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years" in 2001. This was the first reunion between Michael Jackson and the rest of The Jacksons in 17 years and ended up being the last time they would reunite for a public, televised performance. It still stands as the highest rated musical television special in history.
While David Gest is a live music producer and has never released his own album of music, the musicians performing in "David Gest's Legends of Soul Live Concert!" have defined much of the genre of soul music today. With founding members Dennis Edwards from The Temptations and Sheila Ferguson from Three Degrees headlining portions of the show, three decades of the greatest soul hits are represented from Temptations albums like "Getting Ready" and "Cloud Nine" and the hits from the self-titled Three Degrees album. It is Gest's musical production savvy which has brought these talents from last century's defining era in music together.
For over thirty years, Gest has successfully produced live shows, including the 1st Annual American Cinema Awards in 1983. David Gest tickets display his mastery and experience that is almost unparallelled. Proof of this is abundantly clear in the recent success of his show celebrating American soul music.
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