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Christopher Cross made history when his debut self-titled album was released in 1980.  The album featured the international hit songs Sailing, Run Like the Wind and Never Be The Same. It went on to win five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.  An extraordinary song writer, Cross wrote all these songs and another of the most famous songs of the time - “Arthurs Theme (The best that you can do)” which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach & Peter Allen and featured in the film Arthur that starred Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore.    Arthur’s Theme won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Original Song.  

Christopher Cross has also worked with some music greats and shared the stage with some music icons – from Mike McDonald – who sang backing vocals on Ride Like The Wind through to singing backing vocals with Carl Wilson on David Lee Roth’s version of California Girls.  

Early in his career Christopher Cross and his band were the opening band for Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull whilst in 1970 he subbed in for Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple for a show in San Antonio. 

Thirty years since his stellar debut into the music business, Cross continues touring and recording.  He has released multiple albums and continued to contribute to film and tv soundtracks – including shows such as 30 Rock (he wrote Lemon’s Theme for the soundtrack).  

His most recent album, Secret Ladder was released in 2014. The 13 track album, influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, was written mostly with Rob Meurer and again Cross has worked with the finest musicians including bassist Will Lee (of the Fab Faux and Late Night with David Letterman), drummer Keith Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto), guitarist Eric Johnson, saxophonist David Mann, and vocalists Michael McDonald and Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson’s musical director.

Reviews

So Disappointing

1 stars
Birchmere, Alexandria

Everyone was great except the star, Christopher Cross. Couldn't hear over the band. I couldn't understand how the sound guy never made any adjustments. He did "Think of Laura" alcapella and it was the one bright spot of the night. His mouth was right up to the mike and still couldn't hear him.

longtime favorite is terrific

5 stars
jennifer53 Birchmere, Alexandria

We have never seen Christopher Cross in person and have always had a conflict whenever he has been in our area but finally were able to see him perform at The Birchmere, one of our favorite venues. He is a talented musician and played all his hits as well as some from a new album coming out soon. He explained the back stories for his songs and seemed to enjoy performing, even though he didn't smile often. His band was also really good and they all looked like they were having a great time performing. Christopher Cross performed some acoustic selections without the band and those included "Think of Laura", all the more poignant because he explained it was about a friend who had tragically died at 19. My seat was right in front and I could have reached out and touched Christopher Cross but I didn't...ha...seats were awesome!

Love Christopher Cross. Great show.

5 stars
Cleahy Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood

Show started on time . What a great musical talent. Love all the songs. The band was great.

FInally fulfilled

5 stars
Niffa Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood

I have been listening to, singing along with and loving Christopher Cross songs since I was a child. My dream of being able to sing along in real life was finally fulfilled this week! Still the same smooth, melodic and beautiful voice as ever! I definitely recommend seeing hm in person especially if you are a child of the 80's. My only issue with the concert had nothing at all to do with his performance. The Bergan PAC is not an easy place to see a concert. This was not my first experience at the venue. While it was much better than the last time I was there, the sound system definitely leaves more than a lot to be desired. I don't say this lightly because I go to concerts of different genres all the time. The sound is not equalized and always too loud for enjoyment.

Great show

5 stars
Mich1172 Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood

It's our first time watching him! Great show, great place! Definitely would see him again!

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