Being married to a “Fan-ilow”, I know this is big news: Barry Manilow will have a six-stop tour of the U.S. later this summer, and one of the stops is in New Jersey.

The concert is scheduled for Aug. 5 at the Prudential Center in Newark, the second stop on his tour.

If you miss him in New Jersey, he’s also playing the Wells Fargo Center in Philly on Aug. 14.

According to NJ.com, the 78(!)-year-old singer spends most of his time performing in Las Vegas but will make a mini-tour of the UK before playing the six American shows as part of his “Manilow: Hits 2022” tour.

Clive Davis Gallery Ribbon Cutting At New York University
Getty Images
loading...

At his age, he’s not crazy about touring, telling People Magazine:

"I am looking forward to maybe not the road, but to be playing for big groups of people. I don't know why, but my music seems to be holding up," Manilow said. "There are big audiences that really love hearing 'Can't Smile Without You' and 'Copacabana' and 'Mandy' and 'I Write the Songs,' so I'm a very grateful guy that they're still out there."

Along with winning an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony (just an Oscar short of the EGOT), he has charted 25 Billboard Top 40 singles, including three #1s ("Mandy," "I Write the Songs," and "Looks Like We Made It"). His accomplishments on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart are even more impressive with 51 Top 40 hits and 13 #1s.

Tickets are on sale now.

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle only.

You can now listen to Deminski & Doyle — On Demand! Hear New Jersey’s favorite afternoon radio show any day of the week. Download the Deminski & Doyle show wherever you get podcasts, on our free app, or listen right now.

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

POP QUIZ: Can you name all 10 interstate highways in New Jersey?

Inside Betty White's Gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea Home

Take a look inside the late Betty White's peacefully gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea home.

Inside Whitney Houston's $1.6 Million Home & Studio

Take a look at the late Whitney Houston's longtime home and studio in New Jersey, now for sale.