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Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling artist, Five For Fighting (aka John Ondrasik) will be joining Barenaked Ladies on their Last Summer on Earth tour June 28 – July 22.  Ondrasik will bring along his band, drummer Randy Cooke (Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart), bassist Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Ringo Starr, Alanis Morissette), and guitarist Peter Thorn (Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, Don Henley).  The band will also be playing some headline shows including July 2 in Charleston, SC at Music Farm and July 23 in Interlochen, MI at Interlochen Center For The Arts / Corson Auditorium.  “The boys and I are thrilled to be back in the bus this summer opening for Barenaked Ladies across the United States,” says Ondrasik. “Our summer 2022 post pandemic headline tour was a poignant reminder of how fortunate we are to share the communal experience of live music with audiences, and we are grateful to be back, again, living our childhood dreams and having the A – TEAM of Pete, Randy, and Sean alongside me every night brings me inspiration and great joy, both on stage, and off. So here we go! If this tour really is the ‘Last Summer on Earth’…there’s no place I’d rather be!”

Beginning with his first hit single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” Ondrasik has evolved as both an artist and humanitarian. To date, Five For Fighting, has released six studio albums, including the platinum certified America Townand The Battle for Everything; and the top-10 charting Two Lights, along with an EP and live albums. Ondrasik has penned major hits, including the chart-topping “100 Years,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” “World,” and “Easy Tonight,” which have earned tens of millions of streams and place him as a top-10 Hot Adult Contemporary artist for the 2000s. The reflective “100 Years” has joined “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” as part of the American Songbook and continues to stand the test of time at weddings, birthdays, graduations, memorials, and many a home video. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in more than 350 films, television shows, and commercials, including the Oscar-winning The Blind SideHawaii Five-O, The Sopranos and the CBS drama, Code Black.

Ondrasik’s passion for supporting humanitarian efforts and freedom has been a longstanding commitment for the artist as well.  Ondrasik recently traveled to Kyiv to film a music video of his new song “Can One Man Save the World?” with a Ukrainian Orchestra. The song was inspired by the courage of President Vladimir Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine.  The video debuted on Good Morning America and went viral worldwide.  Watch the video HERE.

For all Five For Fighting tour dates and tickets please go HERE.

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