Foster, McPhee to perform at Palladium

One of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop history will deliver decades of hits May 2, 2020 when the Center for the Performing Arts presents David Foster in concert.
The Grammy Award-winning producer is embarking on an extensive North American tour in January of 2020. “An Intimate Evening with David Foster – Hitman Tour” is an extension of his highly successful and sold-out 2019 tour. Thrilling, humorous and refreshingly honest, Foster performs songs he wrote or produced from his four decades of hits and also includes fascinating storytelling about the songs, artists and moments of his life. Delivered by powerhouse performers, the hits include: Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Chicago’s ”You’re the Inspiration,” Josh Groban’s “You Raised Me Up,” Michael Buble’s “Home,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable”  and many, many more.
Joining the 16-time Grammy Award winner will be Katharine McPhee, who rose to fame on “American Idol” and has gone on to success as a recording artist and actress, with roles on film, television (“Smash,” “Scorpion,” “Community”) and the stage, most notably on Broadway and London’s West End in the hit musical “Waitress.” McPhee will join David for a number of his well-known songs, including “The Prayer.”
The performance is set for 8 p.m. May 2 at the Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Tickets starting at $35 will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 20, at and through the box office at 317-843-3800 or toll-free at 877-909-ARTS (2787). Sponsored by The National Bank of Indianapolis, the performance is part of the 2019-20 Center Presents Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.
Apart from returning to the road, Foster is preparing for the release of a feature documentary on his life and career, “David Foster: Off the Record.” The film premiered in Toronto on Sept. 9 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. In November and December, David’s new PBS special – “An Intimate Evening With David Foster” – will air nationwide as part of Great Performances. Foster also is gearing up to take on Broadway with several projects, including writing the music for a new musical about the iconic animated character Betty Boop and another based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller “Lucky Us.”