The king of romance, Engelbert Humperdinck, celebrated his 50th anniversary in 2017. The 82-year-old English pop star has sold more than 140 million records worldwide, including 64 gold- and 35 platinum-certified albums, four Grammy nominations, and a Golden Globe. His first single in the charts in 1967, was “Release Me”, which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts and number one in 11 countries. Now, on March 13, Humperdinck will be headlining the Makara Ballroom at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro as part of his “The Angel on My Shoulder” tour. Read our exclusive interview with the legendary ballad singer.
Thank you for visiting Indonesia. How many countries are you planning to visit on this leg of your tour?
My trips to Indonesia are always well worth the lengthy travel time: I feel so welcomed. We will be stopping in Australia and New Zealand first before Indonesia.
In early 2019, you will go on tour to the US, Australia, and Canada. Many of the shows are already sold out. How do you feel about going on tour at your age?
The reason I am still going strong at this age is from being on tour. I owe a great deal to my audiences, who continue to support me and give me an amazing energy that lasts long after the curtain has fallen.
This story appears in the February 2019 issue of Indonesia Tatler. For the full story, grab the copy at your nearest newsstand, or subscribe here.