This one’s for the guys.

Of course, ladies can purchase tickets to either of the incomparable Johnny Mathis’ upcoming concerts — on Valentine’s Day in Reno, or two days later, on February 16 in San Rafael, California — but this one’s for the fellas.

If you want to get to second base…or beyond…pick up a pair of tickets to one of Mathis’ shows, and treat your loved one to a night that neither of you will soon forget. There’s a reason he’s known as The Voice Of Romance.

Mathis’ still-sublime voice is an aural aphrodisiac, more than capable of transporting you and the object of your desire from one lush lover’s landscape to another.

I’ve never smoked, but I almost need a cigarette after a Johnny Mathis concert. He can still touch a heart with a single note, and I’ve seen him do it. Last month at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, one front row fan cried her eyes out during “Misty” as her husband hugged her.

And no, that fan wasn’t me. The tune that made me weepy was “The Twelfth of Never.” And I’m not the least bit ashamed to say it.

Discriminating fans of immaculately sung pop music are lucky to still have Mathis with us, as 2020 is his 65th consecutive year of touring and recording. If you need to fact check that, or a reminder of how long he’s been at it, check out Mathis’ stunning 2017 collaboration with Babyface, the Grammy-nominated Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook, or his masterful Open Fire, Two Guitars from 1959.

The latter album was released before Babyface was born.

On a 1963 Top 10 hit, Mathis beautifully warbled “What Will My Mary Say?” Well, I don’t know what Mathis’ Mary would say, but I’ll tell you what my Mary says every morning after he and I go to a Johnny Mathis concert:

“Good morning, honey. What would you like for breakfast?”

This Valentine’s Day, ditch the overpriced, calorie-rich chocolates and pick up a pair of tickets to one of Mathis’ upcoming shows for your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or for whoever you’re hugging — or would like to hug.

Trust me: you’ll get to second base…

or beyond.

Click here to purchase tickets to Mathis’ Feb 14 performance at Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Click here to purchase tickets for Mathis’ Feb 16 performance at Marin Auditorium in San Rafael, California.

Published by Michael P Coleman

Freelance writer. I used to talk to strangers and get punished. Now I talk to strangers and get published.

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