Wade of NBC’s The Voice Season 7 to perform with Mia Z September 23rd on THE HODA SHOW! SiriusXM Today Show Radio 108 in New York, NY as part of his September Press Tour
September 15, 2015 – (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 will perform 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.
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 West 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.
About Luke on The Voice:
Fort Worth Texas Soul Singer Luke Wade ended up just shy of the Top 4 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series “The Voice” Season 7. Luke remained in the competition at Universal Studios and throughout every episode into the finale this season. Luke was featured on The Today Show, the Ellen Show, Entertainment Tonight, E!, and many, many other nationally syndicated programs throughout his journey on the show. He was an early favorite to win and was “the face” of The Voice promos starting three weeks out of the competition which began on September 22nd and ended on December 16th, 2014. He managed a 4 chair turn in the Blind Auditionand won the Battle Round, the Knockout Round, the Live Play-offs, the Top 12, Top 10, Top 8, and was eliminated at the Top 5 mark. Luke was invited back to compete for the Wild Card round, but failed to advance to The Top 4. He gained thousands of fans, millions of YouTube views, a contract with Fleming Artists, and began a 2015 Tour on January 2nd of this year.
About Mia Z:
Mia Z, 16 year old Pittsburgh native so impressed judges on this season of The Voice that they made a big exception for her. Normally only the finalists get a chance to record a single at the end of the show. But Coach Pharrell Williams was wowed by Mia’s range and her passion for singing the blues at such a young age. Even as she made the semi-finals, Pharrell was making plans for her. So on the night of her elimination, Mia’s huge consolation prize was the chance to record the song “Child” which Pharrell wrote for her. Two weeks after the song was released, Mia’s single was in the top 20 on the iTunes blues chart. Her version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” from The Voice cracked the Top 50 on iTunes overall singles charts.
About TCU Frogs for the Cure
Frogs for the Cure is a partnership between Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, and international philanthropy, Susan G. Komen®, to enhance awareness, provide education, raise funds, and support those in the fight against breast cancer. Each year, Frogs for the Cure produces a music video with a song recognized as an anthem for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. TCU is the only school in the country to have this unique partnership with Susan G. Komen®.
In 2005, TCU initiated the idea of a pink-out celebration at halftime of a home football game in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink-out and pink ribbon game tributes are now established traditions at high school, college and NFL football games across the U.S.
Sept 17 – Hyundai Gala, Washington, DC
Sept 19 – Rhymes & Vines Festival, Stephenville, TX
Sept 23 – The Hoda Show SiriusXM’s Today Show Radio, Channel 108 w/Mia Z, New York, NY
Sept 25 – Friends of Levitt Pavilion, Arlington, TX
Sept 26 – The Wormy Dog Saloon, OKC, OK
Sept 29 – Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork, Fort Worth, TX
Oct 3 – Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT
Oct 4 – ACH’s 100th Year Celebration, Fort Worth, TX
Oct 9 – Dosey Doe Music Café, Conroe, TX
Oct 11 – AT&T Stadium Tailgate Party w/Game Day Tours, Arlington, TX
Oct 11 – AT&T Stadium, West Plaza, Arlington, TX
Oct 16 – The Parish, Austin, TX
Oct 17 – Tarleton State University – Homecoming Tailgate, Stephenville, TX
Oct 29 – TCU Game Video Debut & Performance w/Mia Z, Fort Worth, TX
Nov 7 – Pecos Flavors Winery, Roswell, NM
Nov 26 – Billy Bob’s , Fort Worth, TX
Dec 1-8 – Red Dirt Pub Crawl, Dublin, Ireland
Dec 18 – Sundance Square Holiday Show, Fort Worth, TX
Check out Luke’s tour schedule below for a show near you.