Grammy-Nominated singer-songwriter, composer John Ondrasik, aka Five For Fighting, will be releasing a new albumFive For Fighting LiveWith String Quartet. Together with the FFF string quartet Ondrasik will be on tour playing a series of unique and intimate dates beginning September 12, 2018 in Franklin, TN (tour dates below and here).The new album will be exclusively available to those attending the shows until its release later this fall. Five For Fighting will be playing the hits, such as “Superman” and “100 Years” along with fan favorites, “Chances,” “Two Lights,” “What if,” and “I Just Love You,” as well as adding songs from Ondrasik’s twenty year+ catalogue.
“I’ve been blessed to work with world class composers throughout my career and this permutation of Five For Fighting allows me to present a selection of songs that highlight their amazing arrangements,” says John Ondrasik. “The new album allows me to pull a catalogue of songs that presents my music in a way never heard before. Of course, we play the hits, the misses, and tell some stories along the way. And what a group of players we have! I’m humbled and inspired by their musicianship and fiddle mastery every night.”
Five For Fighting was recently the musical voice of season three of the Rob Lowe, Marcia Gay Harden show Code Black (CBS) performing four cover songs as well as co-producing a special gospel version of “Superman” which was the series finale featured end title. The soundtrack is available on iTunes now. Five For Fighting has also written “Song of the Innocents,” the end title to the upcoming film Gosnell, out October 12, about the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. “Song of the Innocents” will be available on all music platforms October 5.
John Ondrasik has spent the past two decades writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums selling over three million records. Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and his performance at The Concert for New York. Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the hits “100 Years,” “World,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” and “What If.” Ondrasik has also been deeply involved in philanthropic efforts highlighted by his CD for the Troops project that distributing over a million free CD’s featuring the biggest songs of superstar artists to servicemen and their families around the world. Most recently John has added keynote speaking to his repertoire, speaking and performing to a diverse group of companies and organizations around the world.