Experience the music of Whitney Houston this summer at EKU Center

Monday, April 16, 2018

Showtime Australia's acclaimed music production, The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids, is heading to the United States for its first national tour, with a stop in Richmond, Kentucky, at the EKU Center on Saturday, July 28. Friends of the Center may purchase tickets early starting on Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 20 at 10:00 AM. Tickets for The Whitney Houston Show range in price from $35 to $75 and can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, the venue box office, or by phone at 859-622-7469.

The tour announcement comes hot on the heels of star Belinda Davids' lauded performance on Fox's Showtime at the Apollo in December 2017, where her spine-tingling rendition of "I Will Always Love You" (on the very stage where Whitney Houston filmed her famous "Greatest Love of All" video, no less) earned her not only the awe of host Steve Harvey and an enthusiastic ovation from the live audience, but over 10 million views of the performance video on Facebook in the days following. Though this is Davids' first major US tour as the principal of The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, she's no stranger to US audiences, having toured extensively as a backing vocalist for artists Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, and Monica.

Davids says of her return to the US:

"This is the birthplace of Whitney - her home and her essence, and the place and experiences that made her the incredible person and artist that she was. I know Americans hold her memory dear, and I'm first and foremost a Whitney fan myself, so I cannot wait to be surrounded by others who treasure her just as much as I do. Every audience, every fan that I perform to is special, but I know that this tour will be particularly special."

Audiences across Europe, the UK, Middle East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Davids' home country of South Africa have already been wowed by the production, which has been touring since 2013. A five-piece band, backing vocalist and choreographed dancers will accompany Davids on stage as she pays tribute to Houston with live performances of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "How Will I Know," "I Have Nothing," "Didn't We Almost Have it All," "One Moment in Time," "Queen of the Night," and 15 other chart-topping hits.

Showtime Australia's international production house, lead by respected long-time father and son team Johnny and Jono Van Grinsven, in the roles of Producer and Technical Director respectively, has put together custom-designed lighting, theatrical effects, and more than 20 different hand-crafted costumes to complete the sensory spectacle and keep audiences enthralled through the course of the two-hour show.