His self-titled debut album earned him five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year, and gave us so many hits to enjoy over the years, and now back in action with the first album in 12 years, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christopher Cross[/lastfm] is “sailing” into the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for the Infiniti Summer Concert Series tonight!
You can expect to hear all the classic hits from Christopher like “Sailing” and “Ride Like The Wind,” but he also promises to sample many of his deep tracks and new songs to give fans a concert to remember on the beautiful beach setting of the Hyatt!
[pullquote quote=”I always joke that if these people had taken me bowling, it would have been about bowling.” credit=”Christopher Cross on Sailing “]
The acclaimed guitarist/vocalist is known for his catchy hooks and soothing vocals in his big hits like “Sailing” or “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” which he promises to cover at his upcoming set at the Infiniti Summer Concert Series tonight!
Along with the big hits, you can also expect brand new music from Cross from his latest guitar-based album Dr. Faith, the first in 12 years, and many of his deep tracks from all his albums through the years.
Pat & Kim talked to Christopher about his breakout success through the years, making it in the changing music industry today, and what we all have on our minds — is Christopher really into sailing?
I did a lot of it when I was younger with some friends that had small boats, and it was very humble. We just went out in the bay in Texas and just sailed around, like I said, in a very humble way, recalls Christopher. It was part of the metaphor, the song is about transition through art really, the canvas can do miracles. And what I mean by that is, the canvas like a painter’s canvas…creates a transition you experience through art and takes you to a difference place, and that’s what the song’s really about.
He continues, I use the metaphor, because it’s certainly liquid and a nice metaphor, but I always joke that if these people had taken me bowling, it would have been about bowling. But I think it’s a beautiful metaphor…and if sailors have taken to it as their anthem that’s just fine, because it is a very nice and peaceful thing to do.
Listen to our complete interview with Christopher Cross below, and get your tickets to his show at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach tonight!