Peace Center

The Righteous Brothers:
Thank You, Farewell Tour

Peace Concert Hall

February 29, 2024

Event Details

A Message from Bill Medley

If you had told me, as a 16-year-old kid from Santa Ana, California, that I'd have a 60+ year career in music, I'd have thought you were nuts. Sure, it was the dream while I was writing songs when I should have been doing my homework, but I never imagined having the opportunity to write, record, perform, and travel the world with my best friend, my little brother Bobby (Hatfield). I've worked with and learned from the best, most incredible talents, and connected with an all-around fantastic group of people.  

When Bobby died, a part of me knew I'd feel that hole in my heart forever. I thought the Righteous Brothers were over. But it wasn’t until I heard Bucky Heard 10 years later that I realized I wasn't ready to give up what Bobby and I created together as The Righteous Brothers. “I’ve Had The Time of My Life” returning to the stage with Bucky, and it is my honor and pleasure to bring songs that mean just so very much to audiences everywhere.

I can't very well embark on a "farewell tour" without acknowledging some extraordinary people.

I offer my sincerest thanks and admiration to Little Richard and Ray Charles for their guidance, influence, and inspiration.

For their friendship and support, I offer my deepest gratitude to my friend, Elvis Presley, and my Manager of sixty years, David Cohen.

Thank you to all the musicians who have put up with me for all these years, on stage and off, for their time, talents, friendship, and devotion to the show.  We've logged over a million miles on the road!

To anyone who bought a record, has come to a show over the years, who I have met backstage, thank you! 
To all the agents, promoters, stage crews, and venue staff, we couldn't have done it without you, thank you!

Thank you to my family for putting up with 60 years of me living my dream. I love you!

You know, "If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand." This isn't farewell, but I am grateful to you for coming to see us play near you this one last time. 

I've had one helluva ride and one hell of a band!

With love and gratitude,
Bill Medley

February 29, 2024  |  Thu
Peace Center