Van Morrison at the Greek: Two living legends for the price of one up at the Greek Theatre, as Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison headlines over blues man Taj Mahal. Morrison has been remarkably prolific in recent years — he’s already released a skiffle album called Moving On Skiffle this year, and another called Beyond Words: Instrumental. Last year, he gave us What’s it Gonna Take?, and 2021 had Latest Record Project, Volume 1. The man never stops.

Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, Accentuate the Positive, which is now available to pre-order HERE ahead of its release on November 3rd,” reads the press release. “This electrifying homage to rock ‘n’ roll is launched alongside its first single, a new take on the Johnny Kidd classic ‘Shakin’ All Over’. Listen HERE. Like this year’s acclaimed Moving On Skiffle, Accentuate The Positive sees Van Morrisonreturning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock ‘n’ roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn’t long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues.”

“Several decades later, Van Morrison now revisits the genre by reimagining some of his personal favorites for Accentuate The Positive, and infusing those timeless songs with an energy that constantly challenges and expands upon its traditions,” it continues. “Van’s inimitable voice combined with superb arrangements and highly accomplished brings a fresh zeal to such great songs as The Johnny Burnette Trio’s, ‘Lonesome Train’, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’, ‘Shakin’ All Over’and Big Joe Turner’s pioneering rock ‘n’ roll hit, ‘Flip, Flop and Fly’.”

Van Morrison at the Greek: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 19 at the Greek.

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