American gospel singer Kirk Franklin is big. The 46-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas has won eight Grammy Awards. He is big in the contemporary gospel world. Big enough that when he comes to town he plays the Bell Centre.
Franklin, who was raised by his grandmother, began piano at age four when he demonstrated the ability to play by ear. Became a choir director by age twelve. Despite his strict upbringing he still managed to get in trouble getting a teenage girlfriend pregnant and having some behavioural issues. He went back on the straight and narrow after the shooting death of a friend.
From the late 90s until today his career has continued to grow to its presentday proportions. As a solo artist he has released 8 albums and 7 as part of a group or collective. He has worked with the likes of CeCe Winans, Steve Harvey, Jeff Foxworthy, Yolanda Adams, Boyz II Men, and Mary J. Blige.
-Date: November 4, 2016
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $63.75, $84.75, $106.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.