Diana Ross: ‘My Purpose in Life is to Perform’


Diana Ross’ main purpose in life is to perform for her fans.

The music icon is set to embark on a run of shows at the New York City Center between the 24 and 29 of April (17), giving her loyal followers the chance to see her belt out some of her most famous tracks from Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to I’m Coming Out.

With a career spanning over half a century, the 72-year-old star is still as excited about singing live now as she was starting out in the 1950s, and she told Broadway World: “What I receive each night that I perform is the joy of being able to do what I am very passion about. It feels as if it’s my purpose. I really have such great time with all this, especially when I am in a place of fun and good vibrations.

“I think the audience also feels the same. I know when people come out to see a show, they have their own personal and special memories of the songs and the music. They come to have a great time and that is my intention.”

Diana also found huge success with her group The Supremes, spawning hits including Baby Love and You Can’t Hurry Love. She has fond memories when listening back to the trio’s songs and decided to include some in her line-up during her New York gigs.

The star has her Summer of Love tour coming up soon too, which kicks off in July (17).

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