The Complex presents Christopher Cross – Take Me As I Am 2019 Tour.
**This is a seated event**
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, Take Me As I Am, that evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
“Take Me As I Am” is a unique offering from Christopher Cross, a hybrid of sorts – the songs are instrumentals with choruses to create the lyrical landscape. This is not quite a “guitar” album, but it leaves the listener with no question about his expertise on the subject. Two very special songs are “Roberta,” dedicated to Christopher’s mentor, Joni Mitchell, and “Truth” with a lyric by Rob Meurer, one of the last songs Rob wrote before his tragic passing. This song is sung as a duet with Gigi Worth, a name that will be familiar to Christopher’s fans. Gigi and Rob were also very close, which makes her performance on this track all the more meaningful. The album closes with a song in memory of Rob called “Alvah,” (Rob’s middle name), which features beautiful string arrangements by Chris Walden.
In Christopher’s words, “It was a blessing to work with all these talented folks in the making of this album which holds so many bittersweet emotions for me. I didn’t expect to make another one, but, as Rob reminded me once, it’s what we do.”
Public parking is available at The Gateway, 1 block east of The Complex in the Summer or Winter parking garages. Discounted all day parking vouchers can be purchased at The Complex concessions counter during any event for $5. ($1 off if you’re a Complex Crew Pass holder)
Unsecure street parking is available along 100 S. and 600 W. Please be cautious as there are areas of the street clearly marked as no parking zones; the city will ticket and/or tow your car if parked illegally. DO NOT leave valuables in your car. The Complex is not responsible for anything that happens to your car while parked on the street.
The Complex is one to two blocks away from 3 Trax stations: Salt Lake Central, Old Greek Town & Planetarium.