Christopher Cross photographed at Bandidos studios in Culver City on 12/22/10

Christopher Cross Has Announced Tour Dates

Five-time GRAMMY winner Christopher Cross has announced tour dates in support of his latest album release, Take Me As I Am. The tour will make a stop at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, April 20 at 8 pm.

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five GRAMMY Awards, including for the first time ever the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. With top 10 hits like Sailing, Ride Like The Wind and Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), Cross continues his recording and performing career.

Take Me As I Am is a unique offering from Christopher Cross, a hybrid of sorts the songs are instrumentals with choruses to create the lyrical landscape. This is not quite a guitar album, but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very special songs are Roberta, dedicated to Christopher’s mentor, Joni Mitchell and Truth with a lyric by Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Rob wrote before his tragic passing.

This song is sung as a duet with Gigi Worth, a name that will be familiar to Christopher’s fans. Gigi and Rob were also very close, which makes her performance on this track all the more meaningful. The album closes with a song in memory of Rob called Alvah, (Rob’s middle name), which features beautiful string arrangements by Chris Walden. In Christopher’s words, “It was a blessing to work with all these talented folks in the making of this album which holds so many bittersweet emotions for me. I didn’t expect to make another one, but, as Rob reminded me once, it’s what we do.”

Reserved tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400.  The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at 24/7. A limited number of VIP dining packages, which include a premium seat and a choice of two pre fixe menu dinner options at Clear Sky on Cleveland Street are also available. For more information, please visit