Paul Anka Heading To The Colosseum Stage

Monday February 28th, 2022

Posted at 4:32pm


Paul Anka takes centre stage at The Colosseum for Paul Anka Greatest Hits: His Way, on Thursday, June 9th at 8pm.

In 1957, a young, tenacious teen from Ottawa played “Diana” for Don Costa of ABC-Paramount Records. The track went on to become Paul Anka’s first number one hit, catapulting him to stardom. Anka travelled by bus with the “Cavalcade of Stars,” became the youngest entertainer to perform at the Copacabana, and honed his craft alongside the biggest names of the era, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon, and Chuck Berry. By the ‘70s, Paul Anka had a string of mega-hits, including “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “My Way” and “(You’re) Having My Baby,” confirming his status as an icon of popular music.

In 2005, Paul Anka released Rock Swings which featured Anka’s take on hit songs by the biggest rock performers of the day. Performing the songs “his way,” Anka reworked Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life,” Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven,” “Wonderwall” by Oasis, and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” among other iconic tracks. Rock Swings went Top 10 in the UK, was certified gold in the UK, France, and Canada, and went on to sell half a million units worldwide. In 2021, Paul Anka released Making Memories, which showcased all-new recordings of some of his signature songs and newly-minted classics.

Tickets go on sale at 10am EST on Friday, March 4th. Ticket purchases can be made through or Limited Box Office hours will be available in April.

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