UPDATED: Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen to perform Welcome Home concert Jan. 21 at Embassy Theatre
Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen will celebrate her return home and success on “The Voice” with a Welcome Home concert at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Embassy Theatre.
Tickets are $10 or $25 per person and go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Embassy box office, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; www.ticketmaster.com; and 1-800-745-3000.
Addison, 16, who finished runner-up Dec. 19 on this past season of the NBC vocal talent competition “The Voice,” also will sing the national anthem at the Fort Wayne Komets’ New Year’s Eve game at Memorial Coliseum.
Coincidentally, the Concordia Lutheran High School junior’s singing of the national anthem at a volleyball game last year at her school led to her appearance on “The Voice.” Her Spanish teacher at Concordia, Lizette Pierce, heard Addison sing at the volleyball game and thought she sounded so good she should try out for “The Voice.”
Pierce looked up “The Voice” audition dates and locations and then rented a car and drove Addison and her mother, Kristine Agen, to Chicago last January to audition for the show.
Addison also had to make it through some off-stage auditions before being picked to take part in the blind auditions, where the four celebrity music coaches select singers for their teams. Two of this past season’s celebrity coaches – Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine – turned their chairs around after Addison sang “Jolene,” and each wanted her to join their team.
Addison, a junior at Concordia Lutheran High School, chose Cyrus. During the battle rounds, however, Cyrus gave the edge to one of her other team members over Addison.
Levine and coach Jennifer Hudson both hit their buttons to “steal” Addison, and she chose Levine.
Addison soared from there, with her “The Voice” performance songs reaching the Top 10 songs in the iTunes Top 200 Songs chart. That included a No. 1 ranking on the chart for her singing of “Tennessee Rain” in the season performance finale.
At the Welcome Home concert, Addison will perform music from her first album, “New Places,” which she released at age 13, as well as some of her newer music and possibly a few songs from her performances on “The Voice,” said her father, Morrison Agen, who is coordinating publicity and details for the Embassy show.
There also will be a time where Addison will chat with news anchors Tom Powell and Pauline Le of local television station Fort Wayne’s NBC, Channel 21.2, and will answer a few questions likely submitted ahead of time by people in the audience, Agen said.
ADDISON AGEN WELCOME HOME CONCERT
WHAT: “The Voice” runner-up Addison Agen of Fort Wayne will perform in a Welcome Home concert.
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21; doors open at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
COST: $10 and $25 per person. Tickets go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Embassy box office, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; www.ticketmaster.com; and 1-800-745-3000.