In the charts for over 50 years, Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. A list of those who have worked with him and recorded his songs reads like a who’s who of 20th-century pop music – Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.
The recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David), Bacharach revolutionised the music of the 1950s and 1960s.
He is regularly bracketed with legendary names ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th century into the 21st.
26 June – Royal Festival Hall, London
30 June – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
1 July – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
3 July – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
5 July – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
8 July – Colston Hall, Bristol
23 July – Royal Festival Hall, London
26 July – Royal Festival Hall, London
28 July – Symphony Hall. Birmingham
30 July – The Playhouse, Edinburgh
1 August – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
3 August – The Empire, Liverpool
5 August – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
3 July – Royal Festival Hall, London
5 July – The Pavilion, Bournemouth
7 July – Royal Festival Hall, London