Empress of Soul Gladys Knight takes audience at Chrysler Hall on “soulsational” musical journey

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-05 23:03:59-04

Norfolk, Va. – The legendary, Grammy-award winning Gladys Knight proved why she’s called the Empress of Soul.

After celebrating her 71st birthday a day earlier, the soulful powerhouse graced the stage of the Chrysler Hall on Friday, May 29th and took audiences on an amazing trip down memory lane with some of her biggest hits including “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “If I Were Your Woman,” and “Heard It Though the Grapevine.”

She was initially supposed to perform on Sunday, March 8th, but the show was postponed after she suffered an illness.

From start to finish, the energetic Knight dressed in all blue had loyal fans on their feet and singing along to her classic tunes. She even stepped out of the spotlight for a few moments and gave her phenomenal background singers a moment to shine.  And shine brightly is what they did as they flawlessly performed an amazing medley of soulful favorites.

“Best Concert I have ever seen. She was electrifying and had the entire Chrysler Center standing.. I cannot wait to see her again!” one fan commented.

“Gladys was just simply outstanding. She brought us back in time with many of her hits. She looked, danced and sang like she was 28 years old! WOW!” said another.

Knight gracefully ended her unforgettable performance with the powerful gospel hit, “Let the Church Say Amen,” and fans jumped to their feet, swayed their hands in the air and joined Knight in song.

She’s scheduled to appear in Detroit, Michigan next on June 20th.

The tour will be headed to the UK for the first time in six years after her Detroit appearance.

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