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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The King is Coming

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Perhaps the single most popular and successful of all blues performers of modern times, the legendary B.B. King will perform live at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City November 7.

Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. Between 1951 and 1985, King notched an amazing 74 entries on Billboard's R&B charts, and was one of the few full-fledged blues artists to score a major pop hit when his 1970 smash "The Thrill Is Gone" crossed over to mainstream success. King is in his seventh decade as a performer, having moved from small town street corners for nickels and dimes to big city concert halls for top dollar. As a recording artist, he celebrates his sixth decade, with 14 Grammy awards on his resume. Turning 80 years old in 2005, B.B. King is, and remains, a force of nature, still at the top of his game and still looking down new musical avenues in which to present his brand of the blues.

Tickets are now on sale, $39.50/$49.50/$65 Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Call 712-279-4850.