Van Morrison keeps the hits and the tours rolling
By the time they hit music legend Van Morrison age and career status, most musicians would be content to coast on their reputation and past work. But the Irish singer-songwriter is as busy as ever (or maybe even busier) in his seventh decade, with a steady pace of touring and album releases. He’s a regular in Vegas, a veteran of the Caesars Palace Colosseum who always brings an eclectic set list to his local performances.
He’s also a rock icon, a staple of classic-rock radio with songs like “Gloria,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Domino,” “Have I Told You Lately” and many more, and a 1993 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s a massively influential figure on generations of rock musicians, from U2 and Elvis Costello to Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran. In concert, he often eschews all but a few hits to place emphasis on new songs, covers and older album tracks. And Morrison still has plenty of new music to offer: He put out two new albums in 2017, Roll With the Punches and Versatile, both featuring a mix of covers and original songs, and he shows no signs of slowing down, either in the studio or on the road.
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