(FT WORTH, TX) In a recent announcement, Texas pop/soul singer Luke Wade, was chosen by TCU Frogs for the Cure benefiting Susan G. Komen® to follow last year’s artist, Josh Groban, to record the song and music video for their 2015-16 fundraising campaign. Luke has recorded the iconic 1960’s song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Ashford & Simpson with Mia Z from Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. The single released September 1st on ITunes and the music video will debut in October 2015 to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All ITunes proceeds of the sale of each single (.81 cents) will benefit Susan G. Komen®.
To add to the excitement, People Magazine chose to exclusively preview Luke and Mia’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to their readers on August 31st to help kick off the release. People.com has followed Luke’s rise from his first debut on NBC’s The Voice when Sheila Cosgrove Baylis wrote, “See Adam Levine Have a Tom Cruise Moment in The Voice Premiere” as she referenced Luke’s “Blind Audition”. Another shout out in February 2015 when previewing the upcoming Season 8, came from Mariah Haas, as she reflected, “The coaches are bringing out all the stops to get people to join their team. Remember when Adam Levine stood on his chair for season 7’s Luke Wade?”
Every fall, Frogs for the Cure produces a music video with a song recognized as an anthem of courage for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. This annual program at Texas Christian University (TCU) is now in its 11th year to enhance awareness of breast cancer, support survivors and their families, and raise funds for Susan G. Komen®. Frogs for the Cure is led by Ann Louden, who serves on the TCU Chancellor’s executive team and is a breast cancer survivor. “We are very excited to kick off the second decade of Frogs for the Cure. With the talents of Luke Wade and Mia Z, we continue spreading the word nationally that together we can all make a difference” said Louden.
“Susan G. Komen and Frogs for the Cure are doing a great thing. It is such an honor and a privilege to get to lend my voice to the people fighting the disease that I watched both of my grandmothers struggle with growing up,” said Wade from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice”.
Luke Wade performed live with Mia Z of Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice on September 23rd on The Hoda Show! SiriusXM Today Show Radio 108 at 2 p.m ET in New York, NY. Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s “TODAY,” show alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.
October 4th, Luke will perform live with Mia Z at the halftime show of the “Salute to Survivors” game at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. It is a tribute to all of the courageous survivors of breast cancer. The Denver Broncos will take on the Minnesota Vikings at 2:25pm MST. Tickets are available at http://www.denverbroncos.com/tickets.
On October 11th, “Pink Out Day”, Luke will perform live with his band “No Civilians” and special guest Mia Z at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas when the Dallas Cowboys meet the New England Patriots. They will perform at the Miller Lite Plaza prior to kick-off. Game time is 3:25pm CST. Tickets are available at http://www.dallascowboys.com/tickets.
Luke just finished up the final leg of his multi-city summer tour after returning from his southeast run hitting nineteen cities in twenty-one days selling out some of his favorite hotspots around the country.
He may not have won the trophy, but soul singer Luke Wade won the respect and praise of his celebrity mentors and fans on “The Voice,” and Wade says he is enjoying being on the road with his full band, No Civilians, and getting back to bringing his high-energy style of music to his fans across the country.
Since his run on The Voice, Luke has headlined over 100 dates and opened for Patti LaBelle, Andy Grammer, MKTO, Train, Daughtry, Blue October, Green River Ordinance, Ingrid Michelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, OAR, and David Cook.
Wade says his music explores the space between pop and soul, and he plans to play his original music from both of his full-length albums,“Tomorrow’s Ghosts” and “The River”, some fan-favorites from The Voice as well as unreleased music.