Denver, CO (September 28, 2022)
Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Lauren Daigle took the crowd completely by surprise recently at the second of her two-night stint at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, when she called up former America’s Got Talent contestant Ava Swiss. The two performed Daigle’s 2018 track “Remember,” a palpable moment that holds special meaning to Swiss, also an Oxford High School shooting survivor.
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“Ava has something so potent to sing for,” explained Daigle. “I was so moved by her story…by her bravery, I went backstage earlier and just started bawling (because) I’m so proud of her, and she is so loved. I hope that our donation (to “42 Strong”) will make a difference.”
Ava’s story is well known thanks to her appearance on AGT, on which she revealed that Daigle’s “Remember,” helped guide her through her experience. Daigle also took the moment, to present Ava with a $25,000 check (donated through Daigle’s Price Fund) to benefit 42 Strong, a non-profit organization started by one of the victim’s families whose mission it is to “create a better future by helping students develop a greater sense of purpose, community, and resilience.” Additionally, Daigle’s Price Fund will match that donation, sending another $25,000 to Colorado’s Healing Fund–an organization whose mission is to “provide immediate and long-term support to victim’s families and survivors” in the aftermath of mass violence. There was not a dry eye in the house, nor on stage when Ava and Lauren embraced.
This December, Lauren will return with her annual Behold: A Christmas Tour celebrating the most magical time of the year. Daigle will play three nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and two nights at the Saenger Theatre in her home city of New Orleans, LA.
BEHOLD: A CHRISTMAS TOUR 2022
December 6 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
December 7 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
December 8 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
December 10 – Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, LA
December 11 – Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, LA
(Ph: Ashley Wright)