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Luke Wade joins Patti LaBelle to perform March 7th to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 24, 2015 - (FT WORTH, TX)  Texas soul singer Luke Wade from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice,” recently launched the first leg of his multi-city tour hitting some of his favorite spots in his home state and venturing out to new 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.

Luke was recently invited to join the world famous Patti LaBelle at the "Dream Marches On" concert at Alabama State University Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery, AL on March 7th.  LaBelle will be there to commemorate and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The commemoration and concert is sponsored by ASU, the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery County Commission.  Tickets for the concert are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the show. Tickets are available through or by calling the ASU ticket office at 334-229-4551.

“It’s going to be a full band show with horns, not acoustic. This will be the same high energy performance people came to expect from me on ‘The Voice.’”

“I look forward to playing new songs and some of the awesome arrangements from the show that Pharrell did.”

Wade says his music explores the space between folk and soul, and he plans to play his original music from both of his full-length albums, “Tomorrow’s Ghosts” and “The River” as well as unreleased music.

About Luke Wade:
Growing up in the quiet little Texas town of Dublin seems a fateful beginning for a soul singer. The youngest of four children, a childhood bout with spinal meningitis proved nearly fatal, a paintball accident left him blind in one eye and some years later a severe heatstroke left him with amnesia and took him to the edge once again. Though these experiences inevitably influence Luke, his music remains eternally hopeful without an ounce of resignation.