Monday, 17 June 2013
Johnny Hallyday: 70th birthday concert in Paris
A Saturday night in Paris that saw Johnny Hallyday celebrate his 70th birthday with his closest friends. And a few thousand fans in the Palais onmisport de Paris-Berc arena, not forgetting a few more around the country who watched live on French TV or online.
Hallyday continued his birthday celebrations with a later concert at the Théâtre de Paris in front of a few hundred people, friends and family and those lucky enough to get the few tickets that were made available to the public.
The Saturday night show was the second of three Paris concerts at the Palais onmisport de Paris-Bercy Johnny played as part of his current Born Rocker Tour, essentially an extension of his international tour that saw him play in countries that had so far resisted France's Rocker national, with shows in Moscow, London, New York and LA as well as throughout France itself.
Johnny, at 70, remains vigorous, with a new CD - the double On Stage recorded over the course of the tour - and a new album of recordings in English already under way.
Johnny makes it clear that he aims to still be on stage at 80.