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Former lead singers of BOSTON & SANTANA come to Excelsior, MN Friday November 28th
Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston & Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer of Santana join Headliner band for charity concert at Minnetonka Country Club.
By: Mike Woodley Productions
“It has been a tough year. It will be good for us to get together for some musical healing.” said Alex Ligertwood recognized as the “voice of Santana”. We lost Fergie Frederksen (former Toto lead singer) and Jimi Jamison (Survivor lead singer) recently and we miss them so much. To honor their memory and also raise money for a killer disease like Pancreatic Cancer was a perfect fit”. Ligertwood is no stranger to Minnesota as he has performed in the annual Pancreatic Cancer concert in the past with Frederiksen and Jamison. The cause has united other rock legends as well who have converged to Excelsior, MN the last two years. This third annual benefit concert also features Fran Cosmo, former lead singer of Boston from 1990-2005. “I wanted to be there,” said Cosmo. “I loved those guys (Frederiksen and Jamison) and I changed my plans so I could support this concert”. When flight arrangements were being made for Cosmo, who lives in New York and Ligertwood, who lives in California, they both compromised Thanksgiving with their families to arrive in Minnesota a day earlier to sound check and better prepare for this musical event.
Those attending will hear the classic hits that Ligertwood sang lead for Santana such as “Black Magic Woman”, “Winning”, “Evil Ways”. “Oye Como Va” “Hold On” and more. Fran Cosmo will sign lead on Boston classics “More Then a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Long Time”, “Smokin”, “Don’t Look Back” and more. The band Headliner will back both musicians. Headliner has backed many national lead singers in the fecent past including Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Fergie Ferderiksen (Toto), and more.
Tickets are available online at TickerRiver.com (Remembrance Rock Friday). General Admission tickets are $25 in advance, Reserved VIP seats are $40 in advance. At the door General admission admission will be $35 and $50 for reserved seats if not sold out. For more information, group tickets or sponsorship contact Mike Woodley at 612-386-0082
About University of Minnesota Wellner Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
501C3 charity funding research of Pancreatic Cancer at the University of Minnesota. In honor of Gary Wellner who was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in 2009. “Our goal is to develop an arsenal of treatments and then selectively target them to patients>
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