Famed musical showman, producer and songwriter David Foster and some of his talented friends will be embarking on a 10-city tour of “David Foster and Friends” starting in Chicago on October 21, including stops in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Miami.
In addition to such artists as Philip Bailey from the chart-topping Earth, Wind and Fire, Oprah protege Charice, Chicago’s Peter Cetera and ‘American Idol’s Michael Johns, fans can expect surprise visits at every show.
Foster, who has an unparalleled four decade career producing, writing, discovering and nurturing some of the greatest talents in music has added a special event to the “Foster and Friends Show” - a HIT MAN Talent Search for emerging artists that will take place in each city.
Talent in each market will compete to be the next mega artist by submitting video performances to namedrop.com. Following the pre-selection, TV stations in each market will air the selected video clips and viewers and listeners will vote for the two finalists.
Two finalists will be invited to perform with Foster in front of a live audience during the Foster and Friends Concert. The audience and Foster will choose the final winner who will be flown to Vancouver, Canada on November 8 to be featured in the final leg of the David Foster and Friends tour.
With one of Hollywood’s most impressive phone books, Foster has yet to reveal which guests might visit him on stage during the tour.
“Cher and Donny Osmond both surprised me in Las Vegas so I think people won’t be disappointed,” Foster said. “I can certainly say each show will be very special and loads of fun. You never know what’s going to happen with this much talent on stage.”
Foster, a 15-time Grammy winner whose PBS Great Performances Special, “David Foster and Friends” was the highest pledged PBS show in history, will perform with his friends some of the hits that have paved the way for the many artists that he has worked with over the years including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Chaka Khan, Madonna, Chicago and The Corrs.
Foster recently produced Seal’s critically acclaimed, “Soul” CD, Michael Bublé’s upcoming “Crazy Love” CD and a cut on Whitney Houston’s new CD. He is also in the studio with Oprah discovery Charice who received five standing ovations during her recent performance in Las Vegas. David Foster’s current DVD / CD “Foster and Friends” is available on 143/Reprise Records.
Tour dates are as follows:
21-Oct Chicago, IL Wed Rosemont Theatre
23-Oct New York, NY Fri WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
24-Oct Newark, NJ Sat Prudential Center
25-Oct Boston, MA Sun Agganis Arena
28-Oct Atlanta, GA Wed Fox Theatre
30-Oct Tampa, FL Fri St. Pete Times Forum
1-Nov Hollywood, FL Sun Hard Rock Live
5-Nov Los Angeles, CA Thur Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk
6-Nov San Jose, CA Fri HP Pavilion
8-Nov Vancouver, BC Sun General Motors Place
Ticket prices are $125, $85 and $55 and can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com.