GRAMMY® Award-winning showman David Foster, whose recent 10-city Foster & Friends Tour was an extraordinary success nationwide, will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. for an extraordinary evening of music. Foster, who gives new meaning to the Beatles tune “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends,” will host a who’s who of incredible voices including Seal, Martina McBride, Donna Summer, Charice and many more who will perform songs either written, produced or connected to the 15-time GRAMMY winner. The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records.
Tickets priced at $125, $75 and $55, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 15 at noon and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting what will surely be a magical evening. We had such a phenomenal time last go round, I knew that I wanted to come back with an equally strong, exciting and entertaining show and a night that would be totally unforgettable. We truly have some of the greatest voices out there on one stage,” commented Foster.
The first “Hit-Man: David Foster and Friends” was one of the most successful specials in the history of PBS. His last show at the Mandalay Bay included surprise visits by Cher, Paul Anka and Donny Osmond.
Foster, who has been nominated for an unprecedented 45 GRAMMY Awards, won two Emmys and has earned an Oscar nomination, has discovered and nurtured the careers of megastars including Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. He also created chart-topping hits for legends Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chaka Khan.
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to championship boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sight lines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as KISS, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, James Taylor, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney and Alejandro Fernandez. World championship boxing events have featured Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Antonio Tarver and Fernando Vargas vs. Shane Mosley. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year as well as the Latin GRAMMY Awards.
Scott Ghertner, (702) 650-7508
MGM Resorts International Public Relations
Sally Dewhurst, (702) 524-5525
Liz Rosenberg for David Foster, (212) 991-4290
Liz Rosenberg Media
Harry Forbes, (212) 560-8027
THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG