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Pearl Jam 2024

Pearl Jam Canadian Tour 2024

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

 

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, DARK MATTER, OUT APRIL 19, 2024

PLUS WORLD TOUR

 

“‘Gigaton’ surprised many fans and critics with how hard-rocking it was. The new one (‘Dark Matter’) goes even harder.”- Associated Press

“(Dark Matter)…tailor-made for chanting and fist-pumping.” – SPIN

 

Paul Mercs Concerts, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to be the event promoter for the Vancouver dates
of Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter World Tour!

 

Date Location Venue & Tickets
May 4, 2024 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena | Get tickets
May 6, 2024 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena | Get tickets

 

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Pearl Jam "Dark Matter" album cover 2024
Dark Matter Album Artwork: light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov

Dark Matter Pre-order/Pre-save HERE

 

SEATTLE – Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19, 2024 and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May. The album’s title track is available now HERE. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since critically-acclaimed Gigaton (2020).

Dark Matter is now available for pre-order HERE.

In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam—Eddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff Ament [bass], Stone Gossard [rhythm guitar], Mike McCready [lead guitar], and Matt Cameron [drums]—retreated to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu where they simply plugged in and played with producer Andrew Watt at the helm.

The musicians faced one another in the same space and communicated sonically at the highest level. Writing and recording in a burst of inspiration, Dark Matter was born in just three weeks.

As a result, Dark Matter channels the shared spirit of a group of lifelong creative confidants and brothers in one room playing as if their very lives depended on it. All of the blood, sweat, tears, and energy of a storied career felt renewed and poured into this one body of work.

The band members personally previewed the record with a listening party at the iconic Troubadour in West Hollywood during GRAMMY® week:

Vedder said: “I’m getting chills, because I have good memories. We’re still looking for ways to communicate. We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

Ament added, “What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record. A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

The band is celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter on April 20. Only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day. Get more information and find stores at www.recordstoreday.com

Dark Matter album packaging features light painting art by Alexandr Gnezdilov. Light painting is an artistic form of photography where images are created by adjusting a camera’s exposure for an extended period and using a light source, such as a flashlight, to “paint” in the dark. The album cover art was crafted using a large self-made kaleidoscope. Each letter visible on the cover was individually captured and handwritten midair with a specially designed flashlight to create the pearlescent effect. See more info on Alexandr Gnezdilov below.

Dark Matter Tracklist

  1. Scared of Fear
  2. React, Respond
  3. Wreckage
  4. Dark Matter
  5. Won’t Tell
  6. Upper Hand
  7. Waiting for Stevie
  8. Running
  9. Something Special
  10. Got to Give
  11. Setting Sun

 

Dark Matter World Tour 2024

In support of Dark Matter, Pearl Jam will head out on a world tour this year, marking the first time the band has announced a new album and tour simultaneously and first time the group has unveiled all worldwide tour dates at once. Their global tour, hitting nine countries and 25 cities, kicks off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will cover much of North America including shows at Wrigley Field, Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, and their first hometown performance in six years at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, the world’s first net zero certified arena.

The tour continues with performances in the UK and Europe, including their first performance at London’s brand new and state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, through September, followed by the group’s long-awaited ten-year return to New Zealand and Australia this November. Full routing below.

Special guests Deep Sea Diver (North America Leg 1), Glen Hansard (North America Leg 2), The Murder Capital (UK/EU), Richard Ashcroft (Dublin and London) and Pixies (Australia and New Zealand) will serve as support for these dates.

The tour will use all-in pricing across all North America, Europe and UK shows to ensure the ticket price listed is the full out-of-pocket price inclusive of fees.

For fans in North America who can’t use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will offer a Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange beginning at a later date to give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value. To help protect the Exchange, Pearl Jam has also chosen to make tickets for this tour mobile only and restricted from transfer. This applies to all shows except those in Illinois and New York where non-transferability is prohibited by law. You must have a valid bank account or debit card within the country of the event(s) in order to sell through the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange.

Dark Matter World Tour Dates:

Date                City                                         Venue

May 04            Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena

May 06            Vancouver, BC                       Rogers Arena

May 10            Portland, OR                           Moda Center

May 13            Sacramento, CA                     Golden 1 Center

May 16            Las Vegas, NV                        MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 18            Las Vegas, NV                        MGM Grand Garden Arena

May 21            Los Angeles, CA                     Kia Forum

May 22            Los Angeles, CA                     Kia Forum

May 25**         Napa Valley, CA                     BottleRock Festival

May 28            Seattle, WA                             Climate Pledge Arena

May 30            Seattle, WA                             Climate Pledge Arena

Jun 22             Dublin, IE                                Marlay Park

Jun 25             Manchester, UK                      Manchester Co-Op Arena

Jun 29             London, UK                             Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Jul 02              Berlin, DE                               Waldbühne

Jul 03              Berlin, DE                               Waldbühne

Jul 06              Barcelona, ES                         Palau Sant Jordi

Jul 08              Barcelona, ES                         Palau Sant Jordi

Jul 11**           Madrid, SE                              Mad Cool Festival

Jul 13**           Lisbon, PT                               NOS Alive Festival

Aug 22             Missoula, MT                          Washington-Grizzly Stadium

Aug 26*           Indianapolis, IN                       Ruoff Music Center

Aug 29             Chicago, IL                              Wrigley Field

Aug 31             Chicago, IL                              Wrigley Field

Sep 03             New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden

Sep 04             New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden

Sep 07             Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center

Sep 09             Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center

Sep 12             Baltimore, MD                         CFG Bank Arena

Sep 15             Boston, MA                             Fenway Park

Sep 17             Boston, MA                             Fenway Park

Nov 08             Auckland, NZ                          Go Media Stadium Mt Smart

Nov 13             Gold Coast, AU                       Heritage Bank Stadium

Nov 16             Melbourne, AU                        Marvel Stadium

Nov 21             Sydney, AU                             Giants Stadium

 

* Rescheduled date from 2022

** Festival dates are already on sale

 

Dark Matter by Pearl Jam
“Dark Matter” Single Artwork

 

About Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is an alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band’s lineup consists of bassist Jeff Ament, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard, lead guitarist Mike McCready, lead singer/guitarist Eddie Vedder and drummer Matt Cameron. Thirty plus years of live performances, twelve studio albums and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, Pearl Jam continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful. The band has sold over 85 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

Since the earliest days, Pearl Jam has used its platform to elevate people and causes that often go unnoticed or underserved. Much of the band’s philanthropic work is accomplished through its Vitalogy Foundation which to date has raised more than $50 million for organizations supporting issues such as abortion access, climate change and homelessness, and drawing attention to the fight against diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and epidermolysis bullosa (EB). In addition to the money Vitalogy donates, the band also donates signed instruments, posters and merchandise to organizations to use for their own fundraising purposes. Compounding the impact of Vitalogy Foundation, the band has supported Jeff Ament’s Montana Pool Service building skate parks in Montana and South Dakota. Pearl Jam also lends its voice to notable causes like the West Memphis 3, voting rights and fair ticketing practices. Over the past three decades, the band has a long history of standing up for what it believes in and putting its resources behind those beliefs.

Through its innovative Ten Club and fan engagement, community building, coveted poster designs, and longstanding activism and philanthropy, Pearl Jam continues to have a lasting impact on generations of music lovers.

About Andrew Watt

The name Andrew Watt in recent years has become synonymous with one very true phrase: the music industry’s not-so-secret weapon. Since 2015, the multi-GRAMMY-winning and platinum-selling music producer has been a hit-making machine, having collaborated with some of the last decade’s most exciting, and ground-breaking artists, including including Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B., Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Elton John, Lana Del Rey, Mick Jagger, Brandi Carlile, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson and Lady Gaga, to name a few.

In 2021, Watt took home his first GRAMMY Award for “Producer of the Year” at the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man, Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts, both of which he executive-produced, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, which took home the GRAMMY that year for Best Pop Vocal Album, and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, which was nominated for Album of the Year. The following year saw Watt produce the widely publicized and critically acclaimed Elton John and Britney Spears collaboration “Hold Me Closer,” the entirety of Eddie Vedder’s solo release Earthling, and Ozzy Osbourne’s GRAMMY Award winning Patient Number 9, which earned Watt his second GRAMMY win for “Best Metal Album” at the 65th GRAMMY Awards. 2023 was also a stellar year for Watt, kicking off the top of the year with the release of Iggy Pop’s long-awaited 19th studio album, Every Loser, released via an exclusive partnership between Atlantic Records and Watt’s own Gold Tooth Records. This past summer also saw a slew of high profile and record-breaking releases on which Watt is credited as co-writer and co-producer, including; The Kid LAROI’s single “Forever and Again” which was released as part of the Barbie movie soundtrack, and Jungkook’s “Seven,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and amassed a record-breaking 217.1 million streams and 269,000 downloads in just its first week of release. Watt ended the year with the release of “Hackney Diamonds,” The Rolling Stones’ first album of original music in 18 years, which was fully produced by Watt. The album’s lead single “Angry” earned Watt a GRAMMY Nomination for “Best Rock Song” for his work co-writing and producing the track.

About Alexandr Gnezdilov

Alexandr Gnezdilov created the light photography art for the cover of Pearl Jam’s Dark Matter single and album along with the featured lettering. His work is also utilized throughout the Dark Matter campaign. His interest in photography began at an early age in Moldova where he spent his childhood before expanding to explore long exposure and light painting techniques after moving to Germany in 2001.

Alexandr created the cover of Dark Matter using a large self made kaleidoscope with each letter visible on the cover individually captured, handwritten midair with a specially designed flashlight to create the pearlescent effect. His artwork has been featured in multiple exhibitions including collaborations with the State Theatre of Nuremberg and has been licensed for the past decade for articles, news and commercials.

Gnezdilov lives in Nuremberg, Germany with his wife and two sons and works primarily as a software engineer. When not working, Alexandr’s other passions include music and he recently released his debut album Space Wire with his band “Pulsar Clock.”

Whose Live Anyway?

 

Whose Live Anyway? with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray

 

Date Location Venue & Tickets
October 1, 2024 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall | Get Tickets
October 3, 2024 Toronto, ON Massey Hall | Get Tickets
October 4, 2024 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Concert Hall | Get Tickets
October 6, 2024 London, ON Centennial Hall | Get Tickets

 

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Laura Hall.

All ages are welcomed, but please note that some “PG-13” language will be used during the performance.

Tommy Emmanuel

Legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

 

TOMMY EMMANUEL, CGP Canadian Tour 2024

 

Date Location Venue & Tickets
May 22, 2024 St. Catharines, ON FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre | Get tickets
May 23  2024 Oshawa, ON Regent Theatre | Get tickets
October 9, 2024 London, ON Centennial Hall | Get tickets
October 10, 2024 Toronto, ON Massey Hall | Get tickets
October 11, 2024 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square | Get tickets
October 12, 2024 Ottawa, ON Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe | Get tickets
October 13, 2024 Montreal, QC Théâtre Maisonneuve | Get tickets
October 15, 2024 Fredericton, NB Fredericton Playhouse | Get tickets
October 16, 2024 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre | Get tickets
October 17, 2024 Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre | Get tickets
October 19, 2024 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium | Get tickets

 

 

 

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About Tommy Emmanuel and the 2024 Tour:

Coming off a dynamic 2023, which saw the release of his acclaimed collaboration album ACCOMPLICE TWO, a Grammy award, and a “Lifetime Achievement” Award from The National GUITAR Museum, TOMMY EMMANUEL is spending 2024 where he brilliantly shines—on the stage—with his infectious guitar virtuosity and charismatic personality.

It’s one thing to play multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on an acoustic guitar. But to do it with that smile of the ages, that evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, is an irresistibly infectious invitation to feel his music as deeply as he does. “The joy,” he says, “is there always because I’m chasing it through music. Seeing the surprise in people’s eyes is worth living and working for. I can’t help but play to the people with all my heart, which is overflowing with the joy of being in that moment that I’ve worked all my life for. And here it is!”

That authentic exuberance Tommy brings to every show and every record is especially powerful, given the profound deficit of real joy in so many lives. Tommy’s happiness, like his music, is pure and expressed in real time. Nothing is phony. It’s a quality that does reach far beyond any one language, and it’s instantly understood by all his fellow humans. It’s the reason he smiles so much while playing and why his audience does as well. As many have said, it’s hard not to be happy at his shows. Because his joy and the timeless river of inspiration, which is the source, is universally recognized. And it feels good.

And now it’s time to experience Tommy Emmanuel up close and live!

Visit Tommy Emmanuel’s website.

Whose Live Anyway?

 

Whose Live Anyway?

with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray

 

January 18, 2024, 8pm: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC | Get tickets

January 19, 2024, 8pm: Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC. | Get tickets

 

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Who is WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach.

All ages are welcomed, but please note that some “PG-13” language will be used during the performance.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The hits, the history & Dirt does Dylan 2023

 

The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan

October 19, 2023 @ 8pm | The Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC

Get Tickets

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ABOUT THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND:

Many veteran bands trade on nostalgia, on replication of past glories, and on recycled emotions from younger, more carefree days.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band trades on a mix of reimagined classics and compelling newer works. The group formed in 1966 as a Long Beach, California jug band, scored its first charting single in 1967, and embarked on a self-propelled ride through folk, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, blue- grass, and the amalgam now known as “Americana.” The first major hit came in 1971 with the epic “Mr. Bojangles,” which, along with insistent support from banjo master Earl Scruggs, opened doors in Nashville. Behind those doors were Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Mother Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Martin, and others who would collaborate on a multi-artist, multi-generational, three-disc 1972 masterpiece: Will the Circle Be Unbroken went triple Platinum, spawned two later volumes, and wound up in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Was this a cutting-edge combo or a group of revivalists? Was the goal rebellion or musical piety? Yes, to all these things. In the 1980s, the Dirt Band reeled off 15 straight Top 10 country hits, including chart-toppers “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream),” “Modern Day Romance,” and “Fishin’ in the Dark (co-written by Jim Photoglo, who would join the band in the second decade of the new century). 1989 brought a second Circle album, this one featuring singer-songwriter talents including John Prine, Rosanne Cash, and John Hiatt and garnering two Grammy awards for the band (it later won another, for a collaboration with Earl Scruggs and other fine folks). Circle II also won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year prize. Circle III was released in 2003, featuring collaborations with Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and more.

Throughout the group’s lifetime, personnel has changed, with each change resulting in positive steps forward, new ways of playing the old songs, and renewed enthusiasm for writing and recording fresh material. The latest Dirt Band lineup is expanded to six members for the first time since 1968. Today’s group consists of founding member Jeff Hanna, harp master Jimmie Fadden (who joined in 1966), and soulful-voiced Bob Carpenter, who has more than 40 years of service in the ensemble. Those veterans are now joined by singer-songwriter-bass man Jim Photoglo, fiddle and mandolin wizard Ross Holmes, and Hanna’s son, the preternaturally talented singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna.

Blood harmony, thrilling instrumental flights, undeniable stage chemistry … these things are part of each Dirt Band show, just as they are part of Dirt Does Dylan, the first recording from the reconfigured, six-strong group. Produced by Ray Kennedy and Jeff Hanna, it’s a remarkable ride through some of the most impactful songs of the past century, penned by Bob Dylan and taken for a blue highway spin by a great American band, with help from genius-level contemporary artists like Jason Isbell and The War and Treaty.

A Dirt Band show is unlike any other. For legions of fans, it’s less about the memories than the moment, crisp as an Autumn apple and rich as a royal flush.

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Michael Kaeshammer

 

MICHAEL KAESHAMMER – Turn It Up Tour 2023

 

6x JUNO Award Nominee Michael Kaeshammer has invested a lot – countless hours at the keyboard, hundreds of recordings, thousands of live performances, millions of miles in the air and on the road – all in pursuit of a mastery of 12 notes across 88 keys. But for the acclaimed Canadian pianist and singer, there is no set destination, no achievable end point on his path; it’s all about the journey itself, and that journey will always be ongoing.

Dates and tickets:

Date City Venue & Tickets
October 12, 2023 Victoria, BC McPherson Theatre | Buy tickets here
October 13, 2023 Calgary, AB Bella Concert Hall | Buy tickets here

 

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MORE INFO ABOUT MICHAEL KAESHAMMER: 

Over the course of decades as a professional performer, Kaeshammer has developed a style that weaves threads of classical, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, stride, and even pop into a signature and sought-after sonic tapestry.

“When I play, I don’t worry about if it’s jazz or pop or classical or whatever; I just play what I hear and let the music decide what it wants to be,” begins Kaeshammer. “Sure, there are different styles, different eras, different approaches, but when you really look at it, it’s all just music based on 12 notes.”

Born and bred in Germany, Kaeshammer began performing club, theatre, and festival stages throughout Europe in his early teens and continued on that trajectory after emigrating to Canada’s West Coast with his family in the mid-‘90s. His first studio album, Blue Keys, dropped in 1996 and spurred a consistent sequence of heralded releases and high-profile international performances. Through it all, the world watched as he grew from child prodigy to full-fledged phenom; from unparalleled pianist to virtuosic songwriter.

“I do listen to a lot of music, but I’m not overly influenced by other people; it’s more about trying to learn something new every day,” muses Kaeshammer about his musical evolution. “I’ll take pretty much any opportunity if it’s going to help me discover new things and help me progress.”

Those opportunities have been as wide-reaching as the artist’s subsequent breadth of style, and include: opening slots for the likes of Ray Charles and Anne Murray; stints backing singers like Marva Wright, the late blues queen of New Orleans; co-writing sessions with rockers Randy Bachman and Colin James; official Olympic Games performances in several world cities; and TV specials on numerous networks – including one set to premiere on PBS in March 2020.

Many of those experiences have also helped to hone his skills as a vocalist and lyricist to the point that Kaeshammer is equally at home when he takes the mic as he is letting his fingers lead the melody, as perfectly showcased on his latest LP via True North Records, 2018’s Something New.

“I love writing lyrics,” the artist enthuses. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life and feel very grounded as an artist, a composer, and a performer, and the things I’m writing lately are conveying that – how lucky I am and how happy I feel and how grateful that makes me.”

Fans will soon get to enjoy more fruits from that harvest as Kaeshammer prepares for the release of a new live collection in the first half of 2020, and then a new studio album titled Lucky Man in Spring 2021.

It’s a particularly fitting label for this stage in an already-illustrious career; however, despite all the achievements and accolades – the JUNO Awards, the shows on iconic stages with international stars and symphony orchestras, the strings of stellar reviews from major media outlets – Michael Kaeshammer isn’t resting on any laurels; these are merely temporary stops on his journey, and as always, he’s solely focused on reaching the next one, and then the one after that.

“I’m definitely looking forward to what’s coming up,” he asserts, listing off upcoming shows throughout the U.S., Europe, and China in the coming months. “It’s all been so good, and it’s only getting better. I just can’t wait to keep going, to keep making and sharing music with the people that enjoy it.”

Indeed, his investments thus far have paid off, and will continue to as he carries on along his path, eyes anchored on the horizon and always pushing forward.

Michael Kaeshammer website

Ann Wilson of Heart & Tripsitter

 

The Legendary Voice, The Timeless Rock

Ann Wilson, known the world over as a founder and the lead singer-songwriter of the barrier-breaking band Heart, is here to stay.

 

2023 CANADIAN CONCERT DATES:

Date City Venue & Ticket Links
7-July-2023 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall | Tickets here
8-July-2023 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall | Tickets here

 

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More info about Ann Wilson:

Widely praised among the greatest singers in the history of rock, Ann’s extraordinarily powerful voice has been sending chills down her audience’s collective spine for over five decades, earning record sales of more than 35 million, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

“Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man” are among the many songs she’s written that now reside in the pantheon of rock’s greatest hits. “Greed” from 2022’s Fierce Bliss plays seamlessly alongside the classics in her current live set.

Her latest album, FIERCE BLISS, was released April 29, 2022 via Silver Lining Music. It’s not just an album for fans of Ann Wilson and Heart, it is an album for everyone seeking a lavish ticket out of the sharp edges of an increasingly fraught society. FIERCE BLISS also marks perhaps the first time in her illustrious career that Ann Wilson has truly felt the wind in her wings, something which might seem a strange statement given her pioneering history. To cap it all, the album artwork comes from the mind and hands of celebrated fantasy artist Roger Dean, who aside from his work in fantasy art is also renowned for his Yes sleeve artwork.

This past year, Ann sang with Disturbed’s front man David Draiman on the duet, “Don’t Tell Me” from their recently released Divisive album, and lent her voice to Dolly Parton’s forthcoming rock record. From Dreamboat Annie to Disturbed, to Dolly Parton and beyond, Ann Wilson defies genre.

Prior to starting their summer tour, Ann Wilson & Tripsitter has been putting the finishing touches on a new album of original material. This year, Ann brings her show to venues everywhere with the same vigor and verve that she brought that one memorable night in front of Led Zeppelin at The Kennedy Center.

You know the clip. You can watch it here.

Cowboy Junkies

 

COWBOY JUNKIES Announce Rescheduled Ontario Tour

 

Cowboy Junkies dates originally scheduled for October 3 in Toronto, October 4 in Kingston, and October 5 in Peterborough have been rescheduled.

Tickets for the October shows are valid for the November shows.  Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for any further questions.

 

RESCHEDULED 2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

Date City Venue & Ticket Links
20-Nov-2023 Kingston, ON Grand Theatre | Tickets here
21-Nov-2023 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre | Tickets here
22-Nov-2023 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall | Tickets here

 

 

 

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More info about the Cowboy Junkies:

Sometimes revolutions begin quietly.

In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise — and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that came to define the late 80’s. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies.

Cowboy Junkies will release Such Ferocious Beauty on June 2, 2023 via Latent Recordings. This is the band’s first release of new material in five years and follows their heralded 2022 collection of covers, Songs of the Recollection.  Such Ferocious Beauty is vintage Cowboy Junkies and another dimension from the lo-fi Canadian band comprised of siblings Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins and lifelong friend Alan Anton. Such Ferocious Beauty is a rumination on aging, losing parents, facing mortality and creating space for one’s life in the midst of the ruin that comes from merely living.

Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 26 albums. “I’ve known Alan longer than I’ve known Pete,” says Michael. “We were friends before Pete was born.”

Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There’s an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. “It’s that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table,” says Michael.

For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty. Albums like The Caution Horses (1990), Black Eyed Man (1992), Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (1993), Lay It Down (1996) and more recently, Open (2001), One Soul Now (2004), Early 21st Century Blues (2005) and At the End of Paths Taken (2007) chronicle a creative journey reflecting the independent road the band has elected to travel.

Justin Hayward – The Voice of the Moody Blues

 

The Voice of the Moody Blues
JUSTIN HAYWARD
Announces Ontario Tour

 

Having chalked up over fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the years the band has sold more than fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim and The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. In 2018, along with the other members of The Moody Blues, Justin was inducted into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

ONTARIO TOUR DATES:

*Tickets on sale March 24, 2023

 

Date City Venue & Ticket Links
May 23, 2023 London, ON Grand Theatre |  Tickets here
May 24, 2023 St. Catharines, ON FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre | Tickets here
May 26, 2023 Windsor, ON The Chrysler Theatre | Tickets here
May 28, 2023 Toronto, ON Danforth Theatre | Tickets here
May 29, 2023 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre | Tickets here
May 30, 2023 Oshawa, ON Regent Theatre | Tickets here
June 1, 2023 Kingston, ON Grand Theatre | Tickets here

 

 

 

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About Justin Hayward:

Born and brought up in Swindon in the UK, Justin’s interest in music started early when he was five years old and his grandfather bequeathed him his large collection of 78 rpm recordings. “It opened a world of imagination to me,” says Justin. Having taught himself to play the ukulele, he soon progressed to guitar and by his early teens he was playing in local groups. Upon leaving school at 17 he answered an advertisement in Melody Maker newspaper and successfully auditioned for UK Rock and Roll hero Marty Wilde. “I got the job playing guitar for Marty – it was a dream come true for me”. Justin credits Marty with encouraging him to become a songwriter; he made several recordings with Marty’s ‘Wilde Three’ and also appeared with them at the London Palladium. They remain close friends to this day: “Marty is still my hero”.

Having started the ball rolling as a songwriter in his own right with a couple of solo singles, he joined the Moody Blues in the summer of 1966. Hitting his stride immediately with the single ‘Fly Me High’, he followed it up with the classic hit songs ‘Nights in White Satin’ and ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ from the seminal album ‘Days of Future Past’. This album went on to become a favourite of the NASA astronauts and was taken aboard the Atlantis shuttle space craft by Chief astronaut “Hoot” Gibson on many missions.

This purple patch showed no sign of abating as Justin created other classic, era and genre-defining hits ‘Question’, ‘The Voice’, ‘The Story In Your Eyes’, ‘I Know You’re Out There Somewhere’ and ‘Your Wildest Dreams’. These laid the foundation for the incredible success story of the Moody Blues – as well as his solo work – which continues to this day.

When the Moody Blues took a break from touring in 1975, Justin worked on the Blue Jays album, followed by the hit single ‘Blue Guitar’ (recorded with the members of 10cc). Although the Moodies continued to record and tour at the highest level, Justin also found time to create several solo albums: ‘Songwriter’, ‘Night Flight’, ‘Moving Mountains’ and ‘The View From the Hill’.

Justin hit the Top Ten globally in 1978 with ‘Forever Autumn’ – created for Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’ album. Becoming signature song, this was the spur to him taking to the stage – for five years, from 2005 – 2010, and starring in the spectacular live stadium production.

In the 1980s he was made a member of the famous ‘SODS’ (The Society of Distinguished Songwriters) and in 2012 he was elected ‘King SOD’. He also collaborated in 1989 with Mike Batt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded the album ‘Classic Blue’.

In March 1997 Justin was chosen as the subject for the TV show ‘This Is Your Life’ in the presence of many of his friends including Marty Wilde, Lionel Bart and astronaut “Hoot” Gibson.

In 2005 he was presented with ‘The Golden Note’ award from ASCAP, the top honour for a British writer, and he has appeared in Nashville regularly with other songwriters in showcase events. In 2013 The Performing Rights Society in the UK awarded him his second Ivor Novello statue for ‘Outstanding Achievement’.

Whilst releasing solo albums and DVDs and working on many different projects, including new solo recordings, Justin continued tour with the Moody Blues all across the world. Justin records in Italy and France of which he says, “Spending time making music in a beautiful place with your friends is every songwriter’s dream”. His album of new songs ‘Spirits Of The Western Sky’ – for Eagle Rock – was followed by several solo tours, and a ‘live in concert’ DVD ‘Spirits…Live’, which reached No1 on the Billboard Video chart. “My solo tours give the perfect balance to the big production of the Moody Blues concerts. I’m so lucky to have both”. Spirits Of The Western Sky (Eagle Rock Ent.) was followed by 2016’s All The Way (Eagle Rock Ent.) – a compilation of Hayward’s most popular solo work and live performances of Moody Blues classics and in 2021 Justin released two more new solo songs One Summer Day / My Juliette (Eagle Rock Ent.),

In 2022 Justin was featured in the on stage revival of Jeff Wayne’s epic production ‘The War Of The Worlds Live’, playing to sold out stadiums across the UK.

In June of 2022 he was awarded an O.B.E in the late Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list.

To coincide with his 2023 solo tours Justin has released his brand new single ‘Living For Love’ on BMG records.

He is consistently touring the globe as a solo artist – accompanied by Julie Ragins on vocals and keyboards, flute player Karmen Gould and guitar player Mike Dawes, one of a new generation of brilliant and exceptionally gifted young players.

“I have spent most of my life, so far, on the road.’ says Justin, “and playing live and creating a small piece of magic in a room is like a drug to me, one that I never want to give up”.

His is a talent that has helped soundtrack more than a generation and created a legacy that remains undimmed.

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Lainey Wilson

 

Country With A Flare Tour” – Lainey Wilson Currently Top 5 In Canada

 

2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

 

  Date City Venue & Ticket Links
  20-April-2023 Toronto, ON HISTORY
  27-May-2023 Vancouver, BC ** BC Place
  30-May-2023 Winnipeg, MB Centennial Concert Hall
  31-May-2023 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
  03-June-2023 Edmonton, AB ** Commonwealth Stadium
  04-June-2023 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre

 

** Opening for Luke Combs

 

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About Lainey Wilson:

The CMA Awards’ 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year, ACM’s 2022 New Female Artist of the Year, and CMT’s 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year is excited to perform in Winnipeg, MB at the Centennial Concert Hall on May 30th, Saskatoon, SK at  TCU Place on May 31st and Calgary, AB at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino June 4th. The newly announced shows will follow her stop in Toronto, ON at HISTORY on April 20th.

The Canadian headlining shows follow an unbelievably successful past year for Lainey. She was recently honoured with the Rulebreaker Award at this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards held on March 1st and hit a record-breaking milestone as the first female artist in more than a decade to have two songs in the Top 10 on Country radio with “Heart Like a Truck” and her HARDY duet “Wait in the Truck”.

Last fall Lainey released Bell Bottom Country (BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records), featuring 16 tracks including her Canadian Gold-certified single “Heart Like a Truck,” which is currently #2 on the Mediabase charts in Canada. In November, she made her acting debut in Season 5 of Paramount Network’s smash-hit series, Yellowstone, in a role created specifically for her by co-creator and Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan.

Since landing her first No. 1 with the Canadian Platinum-certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” Lainey has won over legions of fans with her signature bell bottom country sound and aesthetic, blending traditional country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter, she has continued to cement her reputation as an authentic storyteller, delivering CMA-nominated album of the year with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. Lainey has also had the privilege of performing with notable names such as Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, HARDY, and Ashley McBryde, and collaborated with incredible artists on tracks including the No. 1 hit “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell and the aforementioned “Wait In The Truck” with HARDY.

On January 4, 2023, Lainey embarked on her first sold-out headlining tour, the “Country With A Flare Tour” across the US. She’ll also rejoin CMA 2022 Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs on all North American dates of his 2023 World Tour, including stops in Vancouver on May 27, and Edmonton on June 3.

For more information on Lainey Wilson and her upcoming show dates, visit www.LaineyWilson.com.

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