In a day and age where music can seem to be manufactured, Van Morrison reminds us what music is and can be. A music icon for over forty years, he has consistently brought music that embodied his passions and what he believes. That authenticity makes Van Morrison a legend and keeps fans looking for great Van Morrison tickets. Never forgetting his roots, he plays the same soulful rock that he listened to as a child and will continue to be an influence on musicians for years to come. Grab your cheap Van Morrison tickets today and witness music at its finest.
George Ivan Morrison was born August 31, 1945, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father had spent time in Detroit, Michigan, and developed a taste for jazz, soul and blues music, a taste he passed onto his son. Van Morrison credits his career to listening to albums by artists like Ray Charles and Jelly Roll Morton as a child. A natural musical talent, Van Morrison was a skilled guitar, harmonica and saxophone player by the age of thirteen and his music career was up and running.
Van Morrison began his career as a member of bands like the Monarchs and Them before venturing into a solo career in 1967. His first album, Blowin' Your Mind!, was released that year and included the timeless single "Brown-Eyed Girl." The song reached #10 on the pop singles chart and put Van Morrison on the map. While that single put him on the map, his next two albums made him an icon. Astral Weeks (1968) and Moondance (1970) are both considered to be among the greatest albums of all time. In 1999, the Grammy Awards honored the album with their Hall of Fame Award, which honors recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance."