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Rescheduled: An Evening with Burt Bacharach now Thursday, June 1 at Royce Hall

burtUPDATE: It is with great disappointment we have to postpone Burt Bacharach’s performance onFriday, January 13 at Royce Hall. He continues to recover from a broken arm sustained in late August. Burt looks forward to performing in the very near future. An Evening with Burt Bacharach has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 1. Tickets will continue to be valid for the new date.

CAP UCLA Presents an Evening with Burt Bacharach at Royce Hall


New date: Thursday, June 1 at 8 p.m.  

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present an evening with acclaimed singer and songwriter, Burt Bacharach. An icon and living legend, he’s the recipient of three Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, and has enjoyed a landmark 50+ year run on the charts. Tickets ($39 – $89) forThursday, June 1 at 8 p.m. are available now at, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.


Burt Bacharach will perform with his 10-piece band, selecting beloved hits from his extensive song catalogue. His music spans generations and includes 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 singles, and more than 500 compositions. In addition to his Oscar and Grammy Awards, Bacharach received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in 2012 along with his longtime lyricist Hal David, in honor of their lifetime achievements in popular music.

Considered one of the most accomplished composers of the 20th century, Burt Bacharach is the craftsman behind timeless songs and lauded film scores. He created the score for What’s New Pussycat? in 1965, and for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969 which spawned the #1 hit and Academy Award winning track, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.”

His unconventional phrasing and shifting time signatures create a sound that’s admired by accomplished musicians from last five decades. He’s written material for Dionne Warwick, Perry Como, The Carpenters and many other celebrated artists. His songs have been recorded and reinterpreted by legendary acts including The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin, along with more recent musical superstars such as Jack White and Noel Gallagher.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Queens, New York, Burt fell in love with jazz as a teenager. During his adolescence he would sneak into nightclubs to catch a glimpse of bebop greats Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. These artists were an inspiration to the young composer, who was influenced by their atypical chord progressions and sophisticated melodies. Burt’s passion for music led him to study at Mannes School of Music in New York City, the Berkshire Music Center, and the New School for Social Research. An Army veteran, he also played piano for the officer’s club on Governor Island and in concerts at Fort Dix.


Burt Bacharach’s masterful execution of various musical styles results in a technically sophisticated yet irresistible sound. With 52 Top 40 hits and an active touring schedule, he continues to set industry records and creative standards.



General tickets are available at, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at310.825.2101 or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office on campus. $25 UCLA Faculty & Staff tickets are available for purchase online or at the Royce Hall box office night of show. $15 UCLA Student tickets available while supplies last.


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