The legendary Tiffany, who hit the top of the pop charts at the age of 15 with her recording of "I Think We're Alone Now," will be in concert at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., on Thursday evening. The artist has had numerous hits since her debut album in 1987 and has continued a successful career since.
While her first hit was a cover of Tommy James and the Shondels' song, Tiffany has penned many original songs and recorded 10 albums. Her latest is titled "Pieces of Me." During her 7:30 p.m. Thursday performance, she'll sing cuts from that album, as well as several from her past recordings, including "The Color of Silence," named one of the top 10 albums of 2000 by Billboard Magazine. As of 2019, her album sales total more than 15 million.
Digital Review wrote of "Pieces of Me" that "Tiffany shines . There is a great deal of variety on this project, and it proves that Tiffany is not afraid to be raw, honest and vulnerable. She is still at the top of her game musically and vocally. 'Pieces of Me' is a triumph, and it garners an A rating."
Customer reviews of the album have been equally, if not more, enthusiastic, and Tiffany told Billboard she's "opening doors and knocking down walls" with the new album. In a recent interview with louderthanwar.com, she said, "With this being my 10th record, I think it's taken me a while to turn the corner of what I've always envisioned myself doing, which is still pop-based, but definitely with a more rock edge. Over the years, as I've grown as a live performer, I think people now take me seriously as a songwriter, and I'm forever grateful. I think on this album, I definitely wanted to do something that pushed the limit a little bit."
Opera House Cultural Manager Seth Reimer said the venue's staff is "excited to be the only South Carolina stop in her 50-city 'Pieces of Me' tour. We can't imagine a better spot to see this dynamite singer who's had 12 Billboard Hits, four Top 10 singles and three platinum-selling albums than a seat right here inside the Sumter Opera House! You don't want to miss seeing her during this concert tour!"
Opening for Tiffany will be Ali Morgan, a Nashville resident who has performed at many of the city's best-known venues, among them the Bluebird Caf , Belcourt Taps, The Country and Tavern and Tavern 96.
Also an accomplished songwriter, Morgan said she hopes "someday that my music can affect people the way music has always affected me."
Ticket prices for the concert range from $35-$40. Ample free parking is available. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse or call (803) 436-2616.
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