Joe Cocker seems to enjoy performing in front of Polish audiences, because after his concert on June 24 in Poznan, he plans to return to the country for two consecutive shows in August. Fortunately, one will take place in Krakow. On Monday, August 13, Cocker will sing at the WKS Wawel Stadium.
The 63-year-old musician has actively performed since the 60s, when he recorded his famous hit version of the Beatles? ?With a Little Help from My Friends? and, in 1969, performed in the first Woodstock Festival. After overcoming drug and alcohol abuse in the 70s (something many of his co-performers at Woodstock failed to do), he managed a come-back in the 80s, recording such hits as ?You Can Leave Your Hat On? and ?Unchain My Heart.? In 1994, he performed in the second Woodstock Festival — one of the few original performers who had survived.
His new record released this year, ?Hymn for My Soul,? proves that he is not just a survivor, but a victor in the great battle of Rock?n?Roll. Ignoring changing trends, the 10 tracks featured are classic Cocker blues-rock songs sung in the style he?s made famous. Perhaps the most emotional is the Credence Clearwater Revival cover ?Long as I Can See the Light.?
Cocker, clearly a curious person, has decided to come to Krakow a day early to go on a tour of the city. His second concert during this visit to Poland will be on August 14 in Gdynia.
A month seems a long time, but the 8500 thousand tickets may not necessarily last that long. The foresighted can buy them at www.ticketonline.pl, or find a list of stores selling them in Krakow on www.klb-music.pl. Tickets cost 140-250 zl, depending on the places you choose.
WKS Wawel Stadium is on ul. Podchorazych 3.
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