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Five for Fighting to perform at Buskirk-Chumley

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John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting performs his hit song "Superman" during the Edwards Air Force Ball on Sept. 21, 2007, in Hangar 1600. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Even with a hundred years to live, only one of them will feature John Ondrasik, as Five For Fighting, performing with a string quartet at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Tickets start at $30.

Five For Fighting is behind the 2001 Grammy-nominated hit “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart. The song hit No. 1 the same week Ondrasik's daughter Olivia was born.

“Adding more fuel to the emotional fire, the mega-hit served as sort of an unofficial anthem following the 9/11 attacks on American soil," according to the BCT press release. "Naturally, he performed it at The Concert For New York City."

He also created the album “Battle for Everything” in 2004, which contains the 2x platinum “100 Years.”

“While he doesn't wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track 'Superman' suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp lyrics that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife,” according to the press release.

Ondrasik has sold over 2.5 million albums, and his music has been featured in 350 films, TV shows and advertisements, according to the press release.

When not writing music, Ondrasik has been a sports commentator for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, and has been a guest on ESPN's SportsCenter.

Clark Gudas 

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