Seth MacFarlane To Perform Duet with Sara Bareilles in Concert
The "Family Guy" creator hits Nokia with the singer in advance of a full record release this fall.
Family Guy writer/creator Seth MacFarlane has the musical itch once again.
MacFarlane will headline Los Angeles' Club Nokia March 26th along with singer Sara Bareilles and a 36-piece orchestra. Tickets for the performance go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. No additional dates have been announced.
The show is in support of the 37-year-old’s forthcoming Music Is Better Than Words record, which features music inspired by and from the 1940s and 1950s.
Bareilles, fresh off another Grammy nomination, appears on the forthcoming Universal/Republic record and will join MacFarlane live on stage in downtown Los Angeles next month at the engagement (the two will sing a duet, “Love Won’t Let You Get Away").
That song and others were recorded at Capitol Records, where the album was made with MacFarlane singing live into Frank Sinatra’s original microphone on loan from the Smithsonian.
MacFarlane is known for his love of multiple genres of American music, from musicals to swing. His attention to the music-minded episodes of The Family Guy even earned him an Emmy win for outstanding music and lyrics in 2002.
He’s not exactly a newbie, either, when it comes to winning over a live audience. The performer sang at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2009.
“I’m still not quite sure how it happened,” he told England’s Guardian newspaper of his show at the venerable theater two years ago.
"The simple answer to that is somebody asked me,” he added of his still building live music hobby that may become a bit of a career at some point for the music lover. "The set list was full of songs that I know and love, and I figured what could be more fun than to sing them with a 92-piece orchestra?”
The March performance will be recorded in high definition and multi track audio for the HDTV, online, mobile and cinema release
in September 2011.