Richard Marx To Perform Charity Concert In Singapore For Dementia Support

This September, Grammy Award-winning singer Richard Marx will be right here waiting for you. Marx will stage a concert at Our Tampines Hub on Sep 14 – two days before his 61st birthday.

The concert also serves as a fundraiser for social service agency Dementia Singapore to support those impacted by dementia. Last year, Dementia Singapore organised a similar charity concert with Danish band Michael Learns To Rock to great success, with tickets selling out hours after sales went live.

Tickets for Marx’s concert will cost between S$118 and S$238, and can be purchased via Sistic. Shell GO+ members will have first dibs at scoring tickets via a pre-sale session that’s happening from May 22 to Jun 4.

Thereafter, members of the public can score tickets via the general sale happening from 11am on Jun 5. Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, in a career spanning decades.

He released his debut album in 1987 which went triple platinum. His follow-up release Repeat Offender in 1989 spawned the wildly-successful hit Right Here Waiting which topped music charts all over the world.

In 2004, he earned the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for the song Dance With My Father which he wrote with Luther Vandross. Marx is the only male artiste in history whose first seven singles reached the top five on the Billboard charts.

In a press statement, Dementia Singapore’s CEO Jason Foo said: “We are honoured to have Richard Marx connect with and advocate for Singapore’s rapidly growing dementia community. And we hope that this will continue to break down the stigma surrounding the condition.

“There are particularly apt reasons why we have chosen to leverage hitmakers whose works resonate with those in our community who are in their 40s and 50s. Not only have we noticed a coincidental rise in the number of people in these age groups who are being diagnosed with young-onset dementia.

But many in the same age demographic are already caregivers to loved ones with dementia. And there’s the fact that there are few acts with a similar talent for memorable music who are still contributing successfully to the music scene.”

Source: CNA/hq

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