MONROE, Mich. – Laith Al-Saadi, a finalist in 2016 on the NBC show, “The Voice,” will bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences to Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Al-Saadi honed his craft at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor and on stages across the country, working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman and B.B. King.
“Laith is one of the most diverse talents we have,” said Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice’" coach Adam Levine. “Incredible guitar player, incredible singer.”
Entertainment Weekly called Al-Saadi "a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”
His most recent release, “REAL” rose to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks. Al-Saadi also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums “In The Round” and “Long Time Coming” spent time at the top of the rock and album charts.
Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between “Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,” and Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the U.S.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for reserved seating and can be purchased on the Web at www.monroeccc.edu/theater or via phone by calling (734) 384-4272. VIP/balcony seating is sold out. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.
The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.
The 2018-19 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are the DTE Energy Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, and The Foundation at MCCC.