Parker

Survivor show cancelled after singer’s sudden death

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A scheduled concert by the 80s band, Survivor, at the PACE Center is up in the air following the Aug. 31 death of lead singer Jimi Jamison. Survivor was planning to kick off its latest tour in Parker.
Chris Michlewicz
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A planned concert in Parker by the 1980s band Survivor has been cancelled following the sudden death of lead singer Jimi Jamison.

Jamison died of a heart attack at the age of 63 on Aug. 31, less than two weeks before a scheduled performance with the iconic rock group at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center. Organizers announced the cancellation less than one week before the scheduled Sept. 12 show.

The venue is offering credit or refunds, said Carrie Glassburn, marketing manager for the PACE Center. A handful of ticket-holders have contacted the PACE Center since hearing the news of Jamison’s death, including those who were planning to attend specifically to see the big-voiced front man.

Survivor is best known for hits like “Eye of the Tiger,” “Is This Love,” “Burning Heart” and the memorable song “The Moment of Truth” from the final climactic scene of “The Karate Kid.”

Glassburn said the band was supposed to leave for Europe shortly after performing in Parker.

According to an obituary published online by Rolling Stone, Jamison has shared lead singing duties with David Bickler, the band’s original singer and the voice behind “Eye of the Tiger.” Glassburn expressed hope that Bickler might step in.

The band performed in California the night before Jamison died.

Glassburn said the news came as a shock and the decision to cancel was made after "much deliberation."

Go to www.pacecenteronline.org for more information. The PACE Center is located at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave.