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‘Chances Are’ singer Johnny Mathis will return to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 25

‘Chances Are’ singer Johnny Mathis will return to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 25
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From a press release:

It was announced today that the legendary “Voice of Romance,” singer Johnny Mathis, will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

Tickets, which are $48.50, $78.50, $102.50, and $128, plus fees, go on sale this Monday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m.

83-year-old singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories – from music composed for stage and film to golden-era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career, he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, and ranks as the all-time No. 6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five Grammy nominations and, in 2003, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

“I don’t think about retiring,” Mathis said, looking back at his 60+ year career. “I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life. I just have to pace myself.”