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David Foster and friends at Hard Rock Live

Famed musical showman, producer and songwriter David Foster and some of his talented friends will be at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale

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Friday, August 28 at noon.

The “David Foster & Friends” show will feature Philip Bailey from the chart-topping Earth, Wind and Fire, Oprah protégé’ Charice, Chicago’s Peter Cetera, American Idol’s Michael Johns and more. Additional guests will be announced closer to show time and there may also be surprise visits from unannounced artists.

In addition, Foster, who has an unparalleled four-decade career producing, writing, discovering and nurturing some of the greatest musicians, will be looking for new talent. Through a Hit Man Talent Search, aspiring musicians in each city will have a chance to compete to be the next mega artist by submitting video performances to  Viewers/listeners will vote for the two finalists via station websites. The two finalists will perform with Foster in front of a live audience during a “David Foster & Friends” concert. The audience and Foster will choose the final winner.  The winner in each city will be flown to Vancouver on November 8th for a final showdown in Foster’s home town where one winner will be crowned.

Foster, a 15-time Grammy winner whose PBS Great Performances Special, “David Foster & 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 Buble’s upcoming Crazy Love and a cut on Whitney Houston’s new release. He is also in the studio with Oprah discovery Charice who received five standing ovations during her recent performance in Las Vegas.

Tickets cost $200, $125, $85 & $55*; all seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday – Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility has quickly emerged as the entertainment capital of South Florida. Attracting music, comedy and sports fans, this 5,500-seat indoor arena further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information please visit

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Aug 26 2009. Filed under Music. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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