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Sarah McLachlan concert ad mat courtesy of Live Nation
Sarah McLachlan concert ad mat courtesy of Live Nation

Grammy & Juno-winning icon Sarah McLachlan announces show at Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 18

Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:00 am

With very special guest Feist

√ Tickets available starting Tuesday with presales; general on-sale begins Friday

Live Nation Press Release

Today, acclaimed Grammy and Juno award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan announced “The Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour,” live across North America next summer.

Produced by Live Nation, the 30-date run includes a stop at Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on Tuesday, June 18. Very special guest Feist will also appear.

This concert is presented by Live Nation & Artpark.

Indoor reserved seats start at $60.50 while general admission lawn tickets are $40.50. The general on sale is noon Friday, Dec. 15. Ticket prices include facility fee; additional fees apply for online orders

Tickets will be available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com. The Artpark upper box office will be open until 4 p.m. Friday for in-person purchases. It located off the Portage Road entrance in the information center, next to the upper amphitheater entrance gate. The Artpark lower box office, located off South Fourth Street, is closed until further notice due to construction on the Artpark grounds. Visit artpark.net for more information.

Sarah McLachlan concert ad mat courtesy of Live Nation


“I think it’s interesting as an artist or as a human for that matter, to be able to go back and look at a postcard of a time in your life and reflect on it,” McLachlan said. “I think this tour is going to be a real walk down memory lane for me, and I’m hoping that my audience, many of whom have been with me for 30 years, will also be able to go back in time with me.”

The summer tour celebrates McLachlan’s highly acclaimed third studio album, “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy,” which first released Oct. 22, 1993, via Le Studio. The album quickly topped the charts in Canada and went certified Platinum within a few weeks. It has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide to date. Hit singles include "Possession,” "Hold On," “Ice Cream,” and "Good Enough,” among others.

The 30th anniversary tour will see McLachlan playing the beloved album in its entirety along with some of her most celebrated songs in iconic venues across North America, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado; and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. $1 per ticket will be donated to the nonprofit Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The school provides music instruction at no cost to children and youth facing barriers to access. Visit www.sarahschoolofmusic.com.

Tickets will be available starting with artist and Citi presales beginning on Tuesday. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning at noon Friday at livenation.com.

Citi is the official card of “The Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour.” Citi cardmembers in the U.S. will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and continuing until 10 p.m. Thursday through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com

The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level. Packages vary but may include premium tickets, access to the preshow soundcheck, an autographed item, specially designed merch and more. For additional information, visit vipnation.com.

Sarah McLachlan press photo by Kharen Hill // courtesy of Live Nation


More About Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and 12 Juno Awards over her career, and she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and brought over 2 million people together during its three-year run. Lilith Fair raised more than $7 million for local and national charities and was the most successful all-female music event, launching the careers of numerous performers.

Following Lilith Fair, McLachlan was awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award for furthering the careers of women in music.

In 2002, she founded the nonprofit Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides high-quality music education and mentorship free to children and youth facing various barriers to access.

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Feist photo courtesy of Live Nation


More About Feist

Throughout her new Grammy-nominated album “Multitudes,” 11-time Juno Award-winning artist Feist sets her observation on the countless ways we seek out or deliberately hide from the truth: searching the natural world for portents and good omens, pulling tarot cards and masking our true emotions to spare our loved ones from pain. From a lyrical honesty that’s as confronting as it is unguarded, Feist writes of “A crucible of apex events that brought life to a new temperature”; and of “A new dimension of self awareness that time and experience seemed to require.”

Her sixth full-length and first release since 2017’s critically lauded “Pleasure,” “Multitudes” took shape soon after the birth of her daughter and sudden death of her father, a back-to-back convergence of life-altering events that left the Canadian singer/songwriter with “Nothing performative in me anymore.” As she cleansed her songwriting of any tendency to obscure unwanted truths, Feist slowly made her way toward a batch of songs rooted in a raw and potent realism, which is touched with otherworldly beauty.

Largely written and workshopped during an intensely communal experimental show of the same name through 2021 and 2022, the songs developed in parallel with and were deeply influenced by the mutuality of the unconventional experience. Incorporating such elements as real-time video explorations of the audience, a subtle dramaturgical disarming of normalized conventions between performer and observer, and ATMOS surround sound, the “egalitarian theatre experiment,” created in collaboration with Rob Sinclair (Peter Gabriel, David Byrne), embodied an expansive, exploratory, and elegantly wayward sound that immediately invited a more receptive state of mind, and was lauded as “A work of genius.” (Toronto Star).

At the completion of the developmental run of residencies and in turning to the task of creating the album in a bespoke residential studio in the California Redwoods, Feist produced alongside her frequent co-producers Mocky and Robbie Lackritz, with an ensemble including Todd Dahlhoff, Amir Yaghmai, Shahzad Ismaily (Lou Reed, Tom Waits) and Gabe Noel (Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington), with guest appearances by Blake Mills (Bob Dylan, Perfume Genius) and longtime collaborator Chilly Gonzales. A supreme setting for her enchanting voice and all its manifestations, “Multitudes” unfolds with a near-symphonic grandeur despite its moments of absolute starkness, lending an endlessly mesmeric quality to Feist’s meditations on mortality and connection and the frenetic state of the human condition.



Artpark Event Schedule

2024 events at Artpark include: Gary Clark Jr. (May 25); Los Lonely Boys (May 31); Sarah McLachlan (June 18); Bonnie Raitt (June 21); Dispatch (June 28); Norah Jones (July 6) The opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Train (July 19); The Flaming Lips (July 22); Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (July 24): Two Door Cinema Club (July 29); Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph (July 30); Backroads Blues Festival featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel (Aug. 10); Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon (Aug. 11); Stray Cats (Aug. 13); Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Aug. 16); Bush (Aug. 17); Tedeschi Trucks Band (Aug. 20); O.A.R. (Aug. 27); Cole Swindell (Aug. 29); and Cage The Elephant + Young The Giant (Sept. 7).

The new Artpark & Company season is sponsored and supported in part by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Parks & Trails New York; Town of Lewiston; Niagara County Legislature; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; HSBC Bank; Labatt Blue Light; Bud Light; Southern Tier Brewing; Buffalocal; and Northtown Automotive Companies.


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