The March 22 show has been rescheduled for next year.

One of the most anticipated shows of this Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall season will have to wait another year.


Famed producer and songwriter David Foster’s March 22 show in Sarasota with actress and singer Katharine McPhee, who is also Foster’s wife, has been rescheduled until January 31 due to Foster undergoing what he called an "unexpected medical procedure."


"I’m well on the road to recovery, but my doctors are insisting I spend the next several weeks recovering," Foster said in a statement. "I love touring and performing for my fans, so this is not an easy decision."


The Van Wezel show was part of Foster’s Hitman tour, which features the 16-time Grammy winner performing some of the many famous songs he’s had a hand in writing or producing, such as Earth, Wind & Fire’s "After the Love Has Gone," John Parr’s "St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)" and Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s "I Will Always Love You."


McPhee, meanwhile, rose to fame with as the runner-up on the 2006 season of "American Idol," later scoring a No. 2 Billboard album with her self-titled 2007 debut. She’s also an actress who starred in the NBC series "Smash" and CBS’ "Scorpion."


In an interview with the Herald-Tribune before a 2019 Van Wezel concert, Foster said he’s familiar with Sarasota-Manatee due to his son-in-law and former professional tennis player Tommy Haas, who bought a home in Bradenton near IMG Academy, as well as Foster’s friendship with the academy’s founder and legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.


"It’s just a great part of the world," Foster said.


Tickets already purchased will be honored on the Jan. 31 date, while customers seeking a refund or account credit should contact their original point of purchase. For more information, visit Van Wezel’s box office or call 941-263-6799.


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