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Harry Connick Jr. is coming to Fort Wayne

Harry Connick Jr.

Statement as distributed by the Embassy Theatre:

July 31, 2013 -- Harry Connick, Jr. announced today a Fall concert tour along with additional summer tour dates in San Francisco and Tanglewood, MA on the heels of a critically acclaimed album release. Connick exposes his feelings as never before on his 29th album release, "Every Man Should Know" which contains twelve original songs for which Connick wrote music, lyrics and arrangements.

"No rules, no limits," is how the multi-talented artist describes the songs in his liner notes for the new collection. "I don't recall ever reaching quite as deeply – or confidently – into my inhibition pool."

The range of the CDs songs is vast, touching upon love and loss, celebration and sorrow, tragedy and hope. With "Every Man Should Know," Harry Connick, Jr. triumphs once again, with a depth of feeling that signals another milestone for one of the music world's most multi-faceted artists. Critics have been quick to agree with People Magazine calling it "impressive," and the Boston Globe saying the album features "his most thoughtful and personal songs to date" and says its "an album that every Harry Connick Jr fan should own." The Chicago Tribune said, "Harry Connick Jr achieves a personal best" about his summer concert in Chicago. The Fall tour will begin this October and dates are listed below. More information can be found at

A limited number of VIP after-show meet and greet passes will be available for purchase at each of these shows. All proceeds from these passes will be donated to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music at the New Orleans Musicians' Village. To purchase passes, please email For more information about the center, go to

Remaining Summer Tour Dates:

August 7 San Francisco Louise M Davies Symphony Hall

August 9 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

August 10 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

August 11 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

August 31 Lenox, MA Koussevitzky Music Shed/Tanglewood

September 1 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Ovation Hall

Just Announced Fall Tour Dates:

October 19 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts

October 20 Ft. Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre

October 21 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts

October 23 Cleveland, OH State Theatre

October 24 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre

October 25 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater

October 26 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

October 27 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre

November 5 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

November 6 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Arts

November 9 Houston, TX Jones Hall

November 10 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall

November 11 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall

November 13 Midland, TX Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

November 14 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

November 15 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center

November 16 Tulsa, OK The Joint at Hard Rock Casino

November 17 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

The Embassy Theatre is excited to welcome Harry Connick, Jr. to Fort Wayne on October 20th. On sale date and ticket price information will be released soon. Please check, sign up for ticket alerts at and LIKE the Embassy Facebook page for all the latest information.

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