Christopher Cross

Five-time GRAMMY® winner Christopher Cross

Five-time GRAMMY® winner Christopher Cross will perform at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm. 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, 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 by responding to his fans’ request for a guitar-centric album. He is hard at work on an untitled, 12 track album that he hopes to release in spring. The album will feature Cross on guitar, Andy Suzuki on sax and Eddy Hobizal on keys. Will Lee and Keith Carlock will reprise their amazing bass and drum roles heard on Secret Ladder.

Secret Ladder, his last released album, evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.

Secret Ladder is filled with hard hitting songs, including Got To Be a Better Way, which rails against a man “seething in his world of carbohydrates and TV” while lacking any empathy for his fellow man. Cross is also a big supporter of those who serve in the armed forces. Secret Ladder includes the late-added track, “We Will Remember You,” as a means of honoring their service. The album ends with the loving, lushly orchestrated A Letter to My Children.

“It’s a very personal song,” says Cross. “I wanted to make a lasting statement for my kids that reflected both the wonderful mystery of their births and my deep feelings for them now that they’re grown.”

Tickets  will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time.