Tony Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and beloved iconic entertainers. 2023 finds Tony bringing his exhilarating energy, warmth, and humor to a tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates over six decades in the entertainment business. He is recognized by his peers and the public – as simply the best. Five #1 hit records: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).” Grammy Nominee Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, has two Platinum albums and three Gold albums and 15 Top 40 Hits. “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” was the #1 Billboard top song of 1973 and became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope, homecoming, and renewal.
Orlando kicks off his sixty years in music and entertainment with a series of new projects, including the release of “Timeless: The Big Hits” on (via Time Life), that features re-recorded versions of his million-selling songs as well as a bonus track, “America Is My Hometown.” Tony debuted the new track on 77 WABC Music Radio during his weekly radio program, “Saturday Nights with Tony Orlando”, which airs from 10pm to midnight and streams worldwide on 77 WABC, which was also the first station to play Orlando’s debut single, “Halfway to Paradise” when in his teens Tony was the first vocal pop artist to sign with Epic Records and hit the national music charts in 1961.
Tony is a recipient of three American Music Awards and two People’s Choice Awards for Best Male Entertainer. He was awarded the Casino Entertainer of the Year Award, recipient of the “Best All Around Entertainer” Las Vegas which he has won a total of five times, and previously four times in Atlantic City.
For outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry in 1990 Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The American Eagle Lifetime Achievement Award for Latin performers; The Ellis Island Medal of Honor one of the nation’s most prestigious awards. And this year, Tony is honored to be Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Tony has performed for our armed services around the globe and raised millions of dollars for veteran organizations. In 1993, he began his free Veterans Day Homecoming Celebration at his Yellow Ribbon Music Theatre in Branson, Missouri for 20 years. He is credited for helping bring some 175,000 veterans every year during the week of November 11th.
His tireless work on behalf of our veterans led to his being named Honorary Chairman at the 40th Anniversary at the NAM-POW’s Homecoming Celebration at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in 2014. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Eisenhower Foundation as well as Tribute to Valor Foundation, an organization that inspires, impacts and influences young people. Tony also hosts the Congressional Medal of Honor dinner every year in Dallas to honor our Medal of Honor recipients. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Secretary of Defense Freedom Awards at the Pentagon.
2023 is the 50th Anniversary of ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon’ and the celebration of the NAM-POW Homecoming. Tony has been a part of their annual homecoming reunion for the past 50 years and has been invited to perform that song again, at this year‘s 50th Reunion since it welcomed the NAM-POWs home at the Cotton Bowl with Bob Hope in 1973. He is the recipient of The Bob Hope Award for excellence in entertainment from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society honoring his efforts on behalf of our nation’s veterans.
More information on Tony Orlando can be found at https://tonyorlando.com/Coming_Soon!/.