World class Tina Turner tribute artist Luisa Marshall is finally wrapping up the year after a hectic 5 month tour all across Canada with additional stops in Malaysia and Tennessee and dates added in the Fall.
The tour titled “Hope Beyond Thunderdome 2016” started the first week of March with Luisa, joined by her band and dancers, performing three consecutive theatre shows in Vancouver Island. Luisa and her husband Steve then continued their tour from Canada’s Pacific Coast all the way to the Atlantic Coast in St. John’s, Newfoundland before heading back home to Vancouver, British Columbia. The fifty plus show tour raised funds and awareness for Canadian Military PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and left colourful boa feathers and smiles at every one of their stops.
“It was on my bucketlist to drive Canada wide and we finally did it,” says Steve Marshall. “Canada is a big place with lots of great people Coast to Coast”.
They met Canadian veterans along the way with some of them suffering from PTSD. “It was an honour to meet these men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our country. I’m so proud of them and we, as citizens of this country, must do something to take care of them in every way,” says Luisa Marshall.
During the tour, the Marshalls’ two daughters Kim Mendez (lead guitar) and Zenia Marshall (vocals) joined the tour for performances in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., Newfoundland, Alberta and BC. “We had the best time with our daughters on the road. I really wanted them to see and experience our beautiful country of Canada while also helping us out in our cause to raise funds and awareness for our Canadian veterans.”
The Marshalls gave $5 per ticket with Legions doing 50/50 draws when applicable to the PTSD cause. On November 2, Luisa and Steve handed over $4,555.00 from 5 theatre shows which they targeted $5 from each ticket to go to the PTSD cause. To date, approximately $29,400.00 was raised during the tour for PTSD programs across Canada.
Luisa continues her tour and performs on Saturday, November 19, in Pemberton at the Pemberton Legion. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion (please call 604-894-6561), AC Gas, Pemberton Supermaket or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2639975 and by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.
Luisa also has a show on Sunday, November 27 at North Vancouver’s Two Lions Pub. Tickets available at http://mypub.ca/tina.htm.
Please check Hope Beyond Thunderdome Tour 2016: http://www.luisamarshall.com/hope-beyond-thunderdome-tour-2016-canadian-veteran-ptsd-awareness-tour/