Singer Rachel Platten, whose inspirational, empowering "Fight Song" became the summer anthem of 2015, will perform Saturday, Oct. 22 at Al Lang Stadium, following the Tampa Bay Rowdies' final game of the season.
The show - part of the Rowdies' Fan Appreciation Night - will begin immediately after the game ends!
“Fight Song” topped iTunes and radio charts, and sold more than 2 million downloads in the U.S. alone.
“I’m in love with the idea of connecting people," says Platten, whose best-known songs also include "Better Place" and "Stand By You." "Bringing people together is to me, the most important thing we can do in this life. I feel like that’s my mission with my music. I think that’s why I’m getting this chance right now.”
The concert is included in the price of a ticket to the Rowdies match. Concert-only tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster (800.745.3000) for $25 plus tax, starting at noon today. A special family four-pack of tickets is available for $75 plus tax.
Tickets range from $19 to $80
Light positively emanates out of Rachel Platten, dazzling those fortunate enough to share a moment with this powerful force of kindness, talent, and true beauty. Blessed with the understanding of the Universe's give-and-take policy, the stunning songstress balances a thriving music career with personal charity, nurturing a life path filled with nothing but love.
Growing up in Boston, Rachel's musical journey began with piano lessons, choirs, and school plays, tinkering with writing songs in high school but ultimately choosing a career in politics. Everything changed one semester abroad in Trinidad, when Platten took stage singing back-up for a Soca band at a massive music festival. Performing her first gig in front of thousands of people, the then 19-year-old knew at that moment she found her calling. "It felt like lightening struck me," says Rachel, her smile widening. "This is EXACTLY what I'm supposed to be doing and it was amazing, just the most incredible thing."
Since then, Platten has been on tour around the world with everyone from the Toots & The Maytals to Rusted Root and the Strokes, spreading her message of love and her soulful, positive music.