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New West Coast Tour Dates and NHL 100 Celebration


Pleased to announce we will be adding another run of string quartet dates in California this coming March. I have the good fortune to play with some world-class musicians and add songs from my catalogue that I usually don’t play with the rock band, including brand new songs!

For you NHL fans I will also be playing the Friday Night All Star Gala honoring the top 100 NHL players of all time. The event will be broadcast on NBCSN this Friday.  Limited Tickets are available as well.

Happy New Year!


Five for Fighting Winter 2017 Tour Dates

January 31 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere – with Quartet – SOLD OUT

February 1 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford – with Quartet – SOLD OUT

February 2 – New York City – American Songbook – The Appel Room – with Quartet – SOLD OUT

February 4 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre – with Symphony – Get Tickets

March 17 – Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theatre – with Quartet – Limited Ticket Pre-sale Today – Public On Sale Friday, January 27th – Get Tickets

March 18 – San Juan Capistrano, CT – Coach House – with Quartet – On Sale Wed. January 5th – Get Tickets

March 19 – Santa Barbara, CA –  – Lobero Theatre – with Quartet – Public On Sale Friday, January 27th – Get Tickets



Christmas Every Day of the Year

Dear Friends,
I few end of year notes.
First, I have a brand new Christmas Song, “Christmas Every Day of the Year” that is available now on iTunes and Spotify.  For many, Christmas is a time where we recognize the blessings of life, reflect on the prior year, and get ready for the next year. The song is a reminder that every day has a little bit of Christmas morning, even in L.A., when it’s 80 degrees…every day of the year.
Also, “Born to Win” is back on the streaming services with a new and improved mix. We are hoping it will be coming to a radio station near you starting with Sirius “The Pulse” this week! You can find the new mix here.
There are a few tickets left for our quartet shows in late Jan in D.C. and Hartford, though the Lincoln Center show has sold out.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me between my entree into Broadway, touring, speaking gigs, and song writing projects. I’m pleased that we were able to release a few new songs for you this year and I promise there will be more to come. As always, I am grateful for your support. You allow me to live my dream.
May you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and friends.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Peace and Love.


New single “Born to Win”

I’m pleased to let you know I have a new song “Born to Win” that debuted in the season finale of American Ninja Warrior on NBC. As most of you know my passion for sports and family it’s not hard to imagine where this tune bubbled up. I hope it finds a place in your FFF catalogue and little league videos.
You can find it here:
All my  Best,

Spring Tour Dates


I’m pleased to announce we will be do a series of symphony and quartet shows early summer in the Midwest. Please see the dates below. I’m trying to do a few runs throughout each year and hopefully we will come close to your neck of the woods. It is such a pleasure performing with such wonderful players. These shows allow me to pull songs deep from my catalogue that contain inspiring string arrangements by world class composers, as well as giving a new flavor to the hits. 

Forgive me for not touring quite as much these days but I’m in the midst of some exciting projects that will be bringing you new music in new arenas. You will be the first to know when Project X, Y, and Z can be announced!

In the meantime I wrote a song with my friend Stephan Moccio for Jordan Smith’s (The winner of the Voice) new album “Something Beautiful”. The song is entitled “I Got To Be Me“…because at the end of the day…that’s all we can be…

 Take Care,


 Five for Fighting Spring 2016 Tour Dates

June 9 – Kansas City, MO – Helzberg Hall – with the Kansas City Symphony – Get Tickets

 June 11 – Milwaukee, WI – Joe’s Pub (7:30pm and 9:30p Shows) – Get Tickets – presale today 4/6 – password SUPERMAN – public on sale 4/8 at 12pm CST

 June 13 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark – with Quartet – Get Tickets – on sale 4/9 at 10am EST

 June 14 – Evanston. IL – SPACE – with Quartet – Get Tickets  – on sale 4/8 at 11am CST

 June 15 – Evanston. IL – SPACE – with Quartet – Get Tickets – on sale 4/8 at 11am CST

New Tour Dates

Hey guys, excited to be adding another round of String Quartet shows this fall. (get a taste here)

Along with the symphony shows in Grand Rapids July 30, 31, this will allow me to continue to present the wonderful arrangements composers have contributed to my songs. The amazing cello prodigy Dave Eggar will be joining me along a stellar group of string players.

RE: new music news, let’s just say I have more than a few of projects in the fire…Stay Tuned and hope to see you at a gig!

Happy (almost) Summer!



Five for Fighting 2015 Tour Dates

July 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – Cannonsburg Ski Area – with the Grand Rapids Symphony – Get Tickets

July 31 – Grand Rapids, MI – Cannonsburg Ski Area – with the Grand Rapids Symphony – Get Tickets

John solo with string quartet

September 23 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub (7:30pm and 9:30p Shows) – Get Tickets (on sale Friday on 2pm EST)

September 24 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere – Get Tickets – (on sale Friday at Noon EST)

September 27 – Boston, MA – David Friend Recital Hall (7pm and 9pm Shows) – Get Tickets (on sale Friday at Noon EST)

September 29 – Nashville, TN – The Franklin Theatre – Get Tickets – On Sale Now!

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