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‘American Idol’ winner pairs up with Grammy rocker at Wilson Center this winter

WILMINGTON — Downtown’s Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced another show headed to its stage come winter 2022.

“American Idol” season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will perform with Switchfoot co-founder Jon Foreman on Jan. 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. 

Phillips released a five-times-platinum single “Home” in spring 2012, and since has released two chart-topping albums, including his debut “The World from the Side of the Moon,” which landed #4 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2014, Phillips released “Behind the Light,” including the folk-rock radio hit “Raging Fire.”

After releasing the single “Miles” in 2017 and touring with the Goo Goo Dolls, his third album “Collateral” entered the music fold on January 19, 2018, including “Into The Wild” and “Magnetic.”

Phillips is currently working on his next album but first will join a tour with Jon Foreman, co-founder of Switchfoot. The Christian alt-rock band started in 1996 and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Foreman also has embraced solo work during his stint in the band, having released four EPs, one titled after each season in the year in 2007. He released another series of EPs, “The Wonderlands,” in spring of 2015. It included 24 songs, one for each hour of the day. Foreman has a new album, “Departures,” in 2021, which has been described as “the latest chapter in Jon’s lifelong search for light in the dark moments.”

Phillips and Foreman will perform together at the Wilson Center show in January. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m., to the general public. They will start at $29 and can be purchased here. Ticket central is open for telephone (910-362-7999) and in-person sales from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday only.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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