Chris Isaak Information
Chris Isaak fans have been in for a double treat this summer with the announcement of the multi-nominated Grammy singer-songwriterâ€™s worldwide tour with stops in Russia, Europe and the US along and the news of the â€œChris Isaak Live at the Fillmoreâ€ album release in June.
American singer-songwriter Chris Isaak is one of the leading musicians of this era, emulating Elvis Presleyâ€™s bluesy classic sound in a modern setting. Isaak's third album, Heart Shaped World (1989) proved to be a breakthrough effort for the singer, when famed director David Lynch used an instrumental version of Isaak's song "Wicked Game" for the film Wild at Heart (1991), gaining radio play in Atlanta. The song and album started to climb the charts in America as well as around the world, reaching as high as number six on the Billboard pop charts in 1991 and giving Isaak's career the tremendous boost it needed.
Another track from the album, "Don't Make Me Dream About You," would also earn significant airplay, turning Heart Shaped Box into a multi-platinum album in the U.S. and a smash-hit internationally. Just as his music career was taking off, Chris Isaak was also offered numerous film opportunities, dipping his toes in with small roles in film and television, both as himself and as an actor. After releasing a well-received greatest hits collection, Best of Chris Isaak (2006), the performer maintains a rigorous touring schedule, thanks to his dedicated fan base.
With fourteen albums, nine film roles and a dozen of television cameos, Chris Isaak has cemented himself as an ever present adult alternative artist. Most of his catalog is made of vocally-jazzy, guitar driven easy listening songs, but heâ€™s experimented with more electric, hard-rock sounds as well as mellow, country-style ballads. Today, Chris Isaak plays host to The Chris Isaak Hour, a music interview show on the Biography channel. Chris Isaakâ€™s current tour will visit Boston this weekend, Saturday July 17th at the Bank of America Pavilion.