With one of the most revered catalogs in music history and unparalleled talents as a composer, singer and performer, Van Morrison’s past achievements loom large.
This mystical blue-eyed soul artist from Belfast has penned some of the most memorable and much-loved songs of the past 50 years, from early jams like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Wild Night Is Calling” and “Moondance” to later soulful tracks like “Have I Told You Lately” and “Days Like This.”
Morrison’s musical legacy began in postwar Belfast with the band Them. His matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much-covered ‘Gloria’ and ‘Here Comes The Night.’
Those talents found full, astonishing range in Morrison’s solo career which transitioned him into another realm of artistic brilliance.
Awards and accolades – a knighthood, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres – attested to the international reach of Morrison’s musical art.
Morrison has released nearly 40 acclaimed studio albums throughout his career. 2018 marked 50 years since the release of the iconic Astral Weeks, his 1968 masterpiece of street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues. Celebrating this milestone, Morrison is embarking on a worldwide tour beginning with a string of shows in the USA – including one marvelous night right here at Grand Sierra Resort.