3 years ago this video started it all.
— MIKE YUNG (@MIKEYUNG) August 12, 2018
Former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Mike Yung performed in New York City subway stations for 40 years, and now he’s headlining his own national tour.
Yung, who was once label mates with Etta James and Luther Vandross at the now bankrupt T-Electric/MCA Records. Even after a stint on the NBC talent competition last year (he was scouted for the show and made it to the semi-finals) the 58-year-old Brownsville has continued to sing and make a living on subway platforms
The crooner who sometimes performs with his band, Majestic K-Funk, has been stabbed nine times and jumped many more, and he averages less than $50 per day in donations.
Yung kicks off the continuation of his 22-city tour on October 10 in Jacksonville, Florida. Tickets are now available on his official website.
— MIKE YUNG (@MIKEYUNG) August 13, 2018
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