Legendary singer prepared to entertain Columbus followers

At 86, singer Johnny Mathis would be within his legal rights to place down the microphone and connect with it quits.

The substantially-loved vocalist first bewitched listeners in the 1950s with his chart-topping, clean-as-silk recordings of the passionate songs “Chances Are” and “The Twelfth of In no way.”

Now, two a long time into the pandemic, Mathis has resumed reside touring. As section of the “Voice of Romance Tour,” Mathis will conduct Thursday in the Palace Theatre. 

In the course of his vocation, Mathis — a native of Texas who was elevated and attended university in San Francisco — has been a picture of professional stability: He stands as the artist with the longest-ever affiliation with Columbia Documents — which launched his to start with album, “Johnny Mathis: A New Seem in Popular Music,” in 1956 and his most modern, “Johnny Mathis Sings the Fantastic New American Songbook,” in 2017 — and, in among his time in the studio, has been regularly in demand as a touring artist.