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Bonnie Raitt


 

BONNIE RAITT’S ‘Just like that…’ TOUR

  

2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

 

  Date City Venue & Ticket Links
  02-Sept-2023 Victoria, BC ** Royal Theatre
  03-Sept-2023 Vancouver, BC ** Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  22-Sept-2023 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
  24-Sept-2023 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  25-Sept-2023 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Hall
  27-Sept-2023 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
  28-Sept-2023 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
  30-Sept-2023 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
  02-Oct-2023 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  05-Oct-2023 London, ON Centennial Hall
  06-Oct-2023 Toronto, ON Massey Hall

 

** Royal Wood is NOT in the line-up for Victoria and Vancouver shows.

 

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RAITT TO BE JOINED BY MEMBERS OF LONGTIME TOURING BAND

Bonnie Raitt will return to Canada with her first headlining tour of the country since 2017. Joined by Special Guest Royal Wood on nine dates (all except Victoria and Vancouver), the Just Like That…Tour 2023 will make 11 stops in Canada including Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto! Raitt and her band will make a dip back into the U.S. for dates in the mountain west and then wrap up the fall tour leg with shows in the Midwest. Special guests for the rest of the tour to be announced.

2022 was an incredible year for Raitt with a 75-date headlining U.S. tour; the release of her critically acclaimed 21st album ‘Just Like That…,’ on her independent label, Redwing Records; earning four GRAMMY® nominations including ‘Song of the Year’ for the title track; receiving the GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award, being honored with the Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Women In Music Awards and seeing her breakthrough album, ‘Nick of Time’ added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. ‘Just Like That…’ was #1 on six Billboard charts the week of release and was perched at #1 on the Americana Radio Album Chart for ten consecutive weeks. The album’s first single, “Made Up Mind” remained in the top three spots on the Americana Radio Singles Chart for 17 weeks.

 

ABOUT BONNIE RAITT

Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early 90s with her GRAMMY-award winning albums, ‘Nick of Time’ and ‘Luck of the Draw,’ which featured hits, “Something To Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” among others. The ten-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and Rolling Stone named the slide guitar ace one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”

Raitt’s widely-acclaimed 2012 independent release ‘Slipstream’ sold over a quarter-million copies, making it one of the top selling independent albums, and earned Raitt her 10th Grammy Award (Best Americana Album). In February 2016, Raitt released her highly-anticipated 20th album, ‘Dig In Deep’ (Redwing Records.) On tour for much of 2017-2019, Raitt and her band performed overseas in Australia, New Zealand as well as Canada before spending the summers touring as support for James Taylor in stadiums and arenas across the U.S., United Kingdom and Europe.

As known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music, Raitt has long been involved with the environmental movement, performing concerts around oil, nuclear power, mining, water and forest protection since the mid 70’s. She was a founding member of MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) which produced the historic concerts, album and movie NO NUKES and continues to work on safe energy issues in addition to environmental protection, social justice and human rights, as well as creator’s rights and music education.

More about Bonnie Raitt: bonnieraitt.com

 

ABOUT ROYAL WOOD

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being named “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes (2010), Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 5-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Royal is currently touring the world in support of his critically acclaimed 2022 release, “What Tomorrow Brings”. He will be supporting all shows on Bonnie Raitt’s Canadian Tour WITH THE EXCEPTION of dates in Victoria and Vancouver.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


 

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

 
 

2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

 

 

  Date City Venue & Ticket Links
  03-Apr-23 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
  05-Apr-23 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
  06-Apr-23 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
  07-Apr-23 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

 

 

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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 Plat- inum, 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 tal- ented 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 remark- able 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 con- temporary 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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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall: A multimedia experience


 

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

 
 

2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

 

  Date City Venue & Ticket Links
  04-Apr-23 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
  05-Apr-23 Campbell River, BC Tidemark Theatre
  07-Apr-23 Victoria, BC McPherson Playhouse
  08-Apr-23 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  10-Apr-23 Edmonton, AB Horowitz Theatre
  11-Apr-23 Calgary, AB Bella Concert Hall
  13-May-23 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  14-May-23 Kingston, ON Grand Theatre
  15-May-23 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Concert Hall
  17-May-23 Ottawa, ON Algonquin Commons Theatre
  18-May-23 Montreal, Que. Théâtre Maisonneuve

 

 

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More about Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, and their incredible band, perform an eclectic mix of American standards, Brazilian jazz, some Beatles, some classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil ’66 songs as well as many surprises. The shows are informal as Herb loves to answer questions from the audience about his and Lani’s music careers, A&M Records and the many iconic artists they have both worked with over the past 50 years. The 2022 tour features a giant video screen that displays hundreds of classic photos, videos and various memorabilia from Herb & Lani’s music careers. A really exciting show from two legendary performers!

September 20, 2019 marked the release of Herb’s upcoming album, Over the Rainbow. The album features 12 songs including an original called “Skinny Dip” and a cadre of classic and well-known tunes interpreted and performed in a way only Alpert can deliver. Last October Herb released Music Volume 3 – Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass which reached #2 on the Contemporary Jazz Charts. The Music Volume 3 release, as well as the holiday music video, Carol Of The Bells/We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Medley from The Christmas Wish album rounded out a successful 2018 which included a 50 city tour.

A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, Steppin’ Out, fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and over 72 million records sold. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and #1 vocal single. Billboard also listed Herb as #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists.

Two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist, Lani Hall, was the lead singer and “voice” of Sergio Mendes’ iconic group, Brasil ’66. She has the distinction of recording over 22 albums in 3 different languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish. She is also known for her recording of the theme song to the 1983 James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. She penned many English lyrics for the Brazilian songs she sang while with Brasil ’66, as well as throughout her solo albums. She is also the author of Emotional Memoirs, a book of short stories, fiction and non-fiction, with personal memoirs that lead the reader into each story.

Through the Herb Alpert Foundation, Herb and Lani have dedicated their lives to philanthropy, funding programs that help bring creativity to young students and keep creativity alive for all the arts, for artists young and old, including jazz education and programs that teach compassion and well-being. 2019 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts celebrating 125 awardees over the past 25 years.

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Madeleine Peyroux & Martha Wainwright


 

MADELEINE PEYROUX & MARTHA WAINWRIGHT

 
 

2023 CANADIAN TOUR DATES: 

 

 

  Date City Venue & Ticket Links
  16-May-23 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Theatre
  17-May-23 London, ON Centennial Hall
  18-May-23 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
  20-May-23 Quebec City, QC Theatre Capitole
  21-May-23 Montreal, QC Théâtre Maisonneuve
  24-May-23 Ottawa, ON Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
  27-May-23 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
  29-May-23 Edmonton, AB Horowitz Theatre
  30-May-23 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
  01-Jun-23 Vancouver, BC Centre for Performing Arts

 

 

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About Madeleine Peyroux (jump to Martha Wainwright bio)

Much like songbird Edith Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris. Just like the ‘little sparrow’, Madeleine befriended the city’s street musicians and made its Latin quarter her first performing stage. Years later, Peyroux would cite iconic Piaf as an influence on her music and record a rendition of the classic La Vie En Rose, soulfully capturing the tune’s romanticism and melancholy.

Born in Athens, Georgia in 1974, Madeleine “grew up in a house filled with music” and from an early age “instinctively realised music’s soothing power” but it was her teenage years in the French capital that turned the childhood notion into an all-consuming vocation for life.

Young Madeleine moved to Paris with her mother in 1987 following her parents divorce. “To soothe me during the upheaval”, she recalls, “I was given a guitar and took to playing in the streets almost immediately.”

The curious teenager started skipping school to frequent the city’s Latin Quarter where street musicians dwelled, keen to learn about their music and way of life. At 16, the fearless teen joined the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band with whom she toured the streets of Europe, discovering Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday while “voraciously picking up all the songs and all the guitar playing” she could.

The two-year touring adventure set Madeleine on a creative path for life and proved to be a gateway to greater things. In 1991 the band travelled to New York where Madeleine’s unique talents were spotted by Atlantic Records’ Yves Beauvais. The young singer declined the music executive’s initial record deal offer but relented several years later and in 1996 her breakthrough album Dreamland was released.

Dreamland sold a striking 200,000 copies and Madeleine’s dusky voice was likened to that of Jazz greats Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring top musicians Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Cyrus Chestnut, Charlie Giordano, Greg Cohen, Kenny Wollesen, Regina Carter, Leon Parker and James Carter, the album included Madeleine’s renditions of Holiday’s Gettin’ Some Fun Out of Life, Bessie Smith’s Lovesick Blues and Fats Waller’s I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.

Dreamland cemented Madeleine Peyroux as a ‘classic’ musical talent that was here to stay, and the soulful singer found herself touring the world, singing with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and opening for Cesaria Evora.

Extensive touring took its toll on Madeleine’s voice and Jazz’s new star failed to complete recording sessions for her second Atlantic record. Unable to “make money without singing”, Madeleine made several futile attempts at odd jobs, and soon “went into hibernation”.

The new millennium signaled new hope with a return to the Big Apple and a Sony Records deal but the collaboration was short lived. Madeleine was dropped from the label in a move she remembers as casting a “big blow” to her ego.

The defiant artist rolled up her sleeves, continued playing on the street, booked herself in New York clubs through local promoters who remembered her Dreamland heyday and began collaborating with William Galison.

Madeleine’s never-say-die spirit bore fruit. In 2003 she signed to Rounder Records and embarked on a game-changing, lifelong collaboration with multi Grammy winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Walter Becker, Herbie Hancock).

The prolific partnership has now spanned many years and created universally acclaimed albums, hailed by many as timeless classics.

Careless Love (2004) was a rich collection of cover versions with tunes from Bob Dylan to James P Johnson, and included Peyroux’s milestone rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me to the End of Love. For the sole original on the album, producer Klein and Jesse Harris co-wrote Madeleine’s signature tune and many fans’ favorite, Don’t Wait Too Long. With sales of half a million copies the album shifted Peyroux from the exclusive Jazz realm into the mainstream arena.

Madeleine went on to collaborate with Klein on her 2006 album Half the Perfect World, and Bare Bones in 2009, her first try at an album of entirely new compositions.

In 2011 Madeleine interrupted her Klein collaboration streak with Standing On the Rooftop, produced by Craig Street. Aside from renditions of Lennon/McCartney’s Martha My Dear, and Dylan’s I Threw It All Away it was mostly new material including The Kind You Can’t Afford written with The Stones’ own Bill Wyman.

In 2013, Madeleine released The Blue Room, her and Larry Klein’s sensuous tribute to Ray Charles’s iconic album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. The Blue Room included tracks from the 1962 timeless original as well as Ray Charles’s distinctive style applied to contemporary songs, all masterfully accompanied by Vince Mendoza’s mesmerizing string arrangements. Helik Hadar’s tonally nuanced perfection earned a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

She self-produced her next album, Secular Hymns, in 2016, recorded live at a church in Oxfordshire, England. A collaboration with her touring trio, guitarist Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and bassist Barak Mori (Avishai Cohen) the album features an eclectic mix of Jazz, soul, dub and blues, with covers of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Dixon.

In 2019, Madeleine released Anthem, her next collaboration with Klein. Reflecting on the contemporary political conversation, Anthem featured all new songs (excepting the title track by Leonard Cohen), co-written with Larry Klein, guitarist and lyricist David Baerwald, organist Patrick Warren and drummer Brian MacLeod.

Thirty years after her formative busking days Peyroux is the proud curator of nine beguiling albums and an accomplished performer with sell out worldwide tours under her belt. Her atmospheric version of Serge Gainsborough’s La Javanaise was used in the soundtrack of Oscar Winner The Shape of Water and her countless accolades include the coveted BBC International Artist Of The Year honour.

Madeleine’s thirst for creative exploration is unfading and her willingness to face creative challenges remains as solid now as it was three decades ago.

With endearing passion and great curiosity the unstoppable genre-defying virtuoso continues her search for the good and examines life with the treasured William Congreve belief that Music has charms to soothe the savage beast.

Madeleine might attribute her success to “mostly luck” but to the industry and loyal fans alike, it is the immense talent and utter dedication to her craft that shines through. “Peyroux is a tremendous talent and almost a total intuitive” reflects Larry Klein, “she has the capacity to get the magic. When she sings and plays her guitar, great things happen.”

 

About Martha Wainwright:

Martha Wainwright is beginning again.

The beguiling performer and songwriter returns with Love Will Be Reborn. Not since 2012’s Come Home to Mama has a Martha Wainwright record been so full of original written material. Wainwright’s fifth studio album follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy.

Wainwright wrote the first song—and what would become the title track— of the record a few years ago. It was a very dark time, she says, but the positivity and luminosity of “Love Will Be Reborn” signalled what was to come. Wainwright was at a friend’s home in London to collaborate on something else entirely when she was struck by the need to write the song. Wainwright demures when songwriting—her process is undisciplined and she prefers to be alone. That day, soon left to that solitude, “Love Will Be Reborn” poured out of her.

“I wrote the song in its entirety within ten or fifteen minutes. I was bawling.” The track feels very English to Wainwright with a soft melody and thrumming guitar, evoking pastoral scenes. Wainwright croons, “There is love in every part of me, I know/ But the key has fallen deep into the snow / When the spring comes I will find it, and unlock my heart to rewind it.” It’s poetic and mysterious, yet still there is a yearning for joy and renewal. Wainwright sang the as-yet recorded “Love Will Be Reborn” on tour, serving as an anthem, giving her hope in a time when it was hard to have some.

Much of Wainwright’s songwriting since 2016’s Goodnight City felt too raw. “There were several years where I picked up the guitar, and I was so, so sad and depressed. I would just put it down because It was terrible.” Before writing it out, or writing through it for catharsis, Wainwright had to live it. Album opener “Middle of the Lake” reinforces Wainwright’s path forward as she sings over voltaic chords and percussion, “I sing my songs of love and pain / Winds of change or simply singing, I’m singing in the rain.” Her work never shies away from an existential throbbing wound. “There are a couple major subjects on the record. From what I can tell, there’s really dark and then light,” she says,” It really is reflective of a very difficult period of divorce. Then, after that, it’s meeting somebody new and amazing. And so you hear certain songs about this new love.”

Love Will Be Reborn does have its playful and sensual side running parallel to some grim honesty. “Hole In My Heart” is an upbeat song, with Wainwright singing, “I got naked right away when I saw you / My love was like the rain when I saw you,” as is the track, “Getting Older,” which is about aging. And this new love. Other songs, she says, “represent me trying to shake away the past a little bit, the ball and chain of that anger, trying to escape from it.”

There is no song more gripping than “Report Card.” The song is stripped to essential instrumentals punctuating her anguish. Wainwright expresses on the sombre track a feeling of deep loneliness, evoking emotional nuances particular to parents and individuals separated from their children because of custody arrangements. “I was able to crystallize that sadness by portraying this woman alone in her house.” Wainwright sorrowfully sings, “My heart is always broken and I don’t want you to feel the way i do and “If I seem sad it’s because I am.”

Singing about her children and family is also familiar to Wainwright, a child from such a prestigious musical family. Wainwright has long carried this narrative featuring her famous father, Loudon, her mother, Kate McGarrigle, and her brother, Rufus.

Wainwright’s writing has, of course, evolved as she has grown older and become a mother. She has changed simply by living. While she was, as she says, extremely autobiographical before, her writing has altered to protect her children in some ways. But, and more important, she says, “I can’t deny myself the need to express myself. As a songwriter, I have to be able to express myself, and it would be crazy to me to not have songs that are about these two people who I care the most about in the world.”

Back in Montreal, in the basement of her brand new cafe, Ursa, serving as a studio, Wainwright got to work. She enlisted the help of Toronto musicians Thom Gill, Phil Melanson and Josh Cole to perform in her band, and producer Pierre Marchand. His best known collaboration is with Sarah McLachlan, producing some of her iconic 90s songs. Marchand also has a familial connection to Wainwright. Marchand produced her brother Rufus’s second album poses as well as Wainwright’s mother and aunt’s record, Heartbeats Accelerating. It was a record made after sometime, much like Wainwright’s gap since Goodnight City, and McGarrigle was the same age that Wainwright is now. It seems like a musical synergy only the late McGarrigle and Wainwright could have.

Like many records, Love Will Be Reborn was made during a global pandemic. But the process, both freeing and infuriating, offered Wainwright a new way of creating. She let go a little more, giving way for Marchand to play around with vocals, emphasizing the beauty in its inherent scratchiness and edge. This record, Wainwright jokes, is her Canadian record, as she’s back in Montreal, working with musicians from Toronto, and Marchand as producer.

Martha Wainwright’s role as an artist has always been to embrace her wildness and sketch out her raw depth. This edge is what makes Wainwright uncompromisingly herself, and continues to draw in an audience two decades on. To begin again does not mean starting over. This process of rebirth honours the past to move forward. Love Will Be Reborn captures Wainwright’s heart in transition. In an effort to rise out of some painful depths, as she says much like a phoenix from the ashes of an existential twilight, Wainwright bore witness to what her heart endured to find a new joy once more.

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Jeff Beck


 

JEFF BECK

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022

MERIDIAN HALL – TORONTO, ON

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: www.livenation.com
Tickets (incl. HST) starting at $69.50
All Ages / Reserved Seating

 

More about Jeff Beck

JEFF BECK will tour the U.S. (with one Canadian date in Toronto) this fall in support of the newly released, highly anticipated musical collaboration with Johnny Depp, 18. Dates Begin September 23 in Texas before winding up November 12 in Reno, NV. The tour will focus on the new album as well as explore Beck’s legendary career through instrumentals like “You Know You Know,” “A Day in the Life” and “Brush with the Blues.” The tour will include BECK’s current band: bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Anika Nilles and keyboardist Robert Stevenson.
 
BECK and DEPP’s 13-track album, 18, debuted at #10 on both the Billboard Top Albums and Top Current Albums charts marking the first top 10 for both Beck and Depp on the 31-year-old Top Album Sales chart.  The set is available on CD and digitally, with a 180-gram black vinyl version coming on September 30. The duo recently wrapped a successful European tour together on July 25 in Paris, France to much fan and critical acclaim with sold-out dates throughout northern Europe, Italy and France – including a stop at the revered Montreux Jazz Festival.
 
Jeff Beck found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp when the two met in 2016. They bonded quickly over cars and guitars and spent most of their time together trying to make each other laugh. At the same time, Beck’s appreciation grew for Depp’s serious songwriting skills and his ear for music. That talent and their chemistry convinced Beck they should make an album together.
 
Depp agreed and they started in 2019. Over the next three years, they recorded a mix of Depp originals along with a wide range of covers that touches on everything from Celtic and Motown, to the Beach Boys and Killing Joke. “We were going to call the album ‘Kitchen Sink’ because we threw everything in it,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says with a laugh. “The only game plan we had was to play songs we like and see where they took us.”
 
Beck is universally acknowledged as one of the most talented and significant guitarists in the world and has played alongside some of the greatest artists of rock, blues, and jazz. Over the course of his distinguished 50+ music career, he has earned an incredible eight Grammy Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice – once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, the guitar virtuoso celebrated his five decades of music with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl with special guests including Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Beth Hart, Billy F. Gibbons and Jan Hammer.

Jeff Beck
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An Evening with 54-40


 

An Evening with 54•50

 2022 VANCOUVER ISLAND TOUR TO INCLUDE:

VICTORIA • NANAIMO • DUNCAN • COURTENAY • CAMPBELL RIVER

 

Tour Dates:

Date City Venue & Ticket information
06-Jun-2022 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
20-Jun-2022 Courtenay, BC Sid Williams Theatre
21-Jun-2022 Victoria, BC McPherson Playhouse
22-Jun-2022 Duncan, BC Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
23-Jun-2022 Campbell River, BC Tidemark Theatre

 

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More about 54•40:

Neil Osborne vocals/guitar
Brad Merritt bass
Matt Johnson drums
Dave Genn guitars /keys/backing vocals
with David “Oz” Osborne organ/backing vocals

54•40 have certainly left their mark on the Canadian cultural landscape. As of 2021 the band enters their 40th year of performing and recording. he band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs. Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 5440 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. 40 years, thousands of performances. The secret to 5440’s longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves. To experience 5440 in concert is to experience how their songs have touched and continue to touch people’s lives. From people who have followed the band from their humble beginnings in east Vancouver to new young fans that have discovered the truly original band that is 5440, a 5440 concert is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps between generations through a shared love of music. 54•40 is currently preparing for their 2022 release entitled Embassy Supreme which recorded remotely during the Covid pandemic, celebrates the common history they share as band members.

“54•40 is always future thinking, as a band we’re always expanding our borders, (after all the name does comes from a border dispute) what we call ‘FUTURE HISTORY’…” Neil Osborne

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Pearl Jam


 

PEARL JAM RESCHEDULED from 2020

 2022 TOUR: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

QUEBEC • OTTAWA • TORONTO • HAMILTON

Keep your tickets as they will be valid for the new date of the event. Log in to your account to find your tickets. If your event allows refund and credit options, apply for either option.

Public tickets for all Pearl Jam tour dates – availability TBA. More details at pearljam.com

Pearl Jam 2020 Canadian Tour Dates

  Date City Venue & Tickets
  01-Sept-2022 Quebec City, QC Centre Vidéotron
  03-Sept-2022 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
  06-Sept-2022 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
  08-Sept-2022 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

 
TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Quebec date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Ottawa date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Toronto date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Hamilton date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

More about Pearl Jam

October 22, 2015 officially marked 25 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Ten studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continue to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful — with over 60 million albums sold worldwide.

Pearl Jam released their Grammy Award-winning tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on October 15, 2013. Lightning Bolt debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and is available now at www.pearljam.com, via iTunes and all major retailers.

Whose Live Anyway?

Whose Live Anyway Canadian Tour 2021
 

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

 2022 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

 

Date City Venue & Ticket information
17-May-22 Brantford, ON Sanderson Centre
19-May-22 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
20-May-22 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
21-May-22 Chatham, ON Chatham Capitol Theatre
22-May-22 Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill Centre
24-May-22 Burlington, ON Burlington Arts Centre
25-May-22 Ottawa, ON Shenkman Arts Centre
26-May-22 Oshawa, ON Regent Theatre
27-May-22 Windsor, ON Chrysler Theatre
28-May-22 London, ON Centennial Hall
30-May-22 North Bay, ON Capitol Centre
31-May-22 Kingston, ON The Grand Theatre
01-June-22 Guelph, ON River Run Centre
02-June-22 Kingston, ON The Grand Theatre
03-June-22 St. Catherines, ON FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
12-July-22 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
13-July-22 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
14-July-22 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
16-July-22 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
17-July-22 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre

 

**Previously-scheduled date for Barrie, ON has been cancelled**

 

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More about 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.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies


 

AN EVENING WITH COWBOY JUNKIES

 2020 TOUR RESCHEDULED TO 2021: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

VANCOUVER • VICTORIA • NANAIMO

 
 
Cowboy Junkies Canadian Tour Dates

 

Date City Venue
16-Nov-21 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre  
17-Nov-21 Victoria, BC Macpherson 
18-Nov-21 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

 
TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Victoria, BC date available at https://www.rmts.bc.ca .

Tickets for the Nanaimo, BC date available at https://tickets.porttheatre.com .

Tickets for the Vancouver, BC date available at https://chancentre.com .

 

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More about 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.

With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection of songs encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.

Anyone who has been following Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled on its own path. From the auspicious debut of Whites Off Earth Now and the subsequent international breakthrough with The Trinity Session, to the group’s Nomad Series of themed albums (2010-2012), Cowboy Junkies have never let music business trends dictate where the band was headed.

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 25 albums.

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. “Even if the world doesn’t know it, we do.”

Cowboy Junkies are not following anyone else’s guidebook. It’s advice Margo gave to her 15-year-old son, who is an aspiring musician in his own band. “He asked me, ‘How do you come up with the next ‘latest thing’? I told him, ‘Don’t try. It’s your music. … Just love what you’re doing and do it your own way.”

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Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre

 

Tickets on sale now!

 

April 17, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

Jean-Michel Jarre in Concert

Jean-Michel Jarre

April 17, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Tickets on sale Now!

 

Vancouver, BC, Jan 17, 2018 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce this exciting concert date of the legendary French electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre.

 

Jarre is a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, a 2017 Grammy nominee with more than eighty million albums sold and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off ground breaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He’s one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.

A Laser Harp…keytar…synths upon synths…the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be lit up like never before when prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre comes to Vancouver where he’ll be showcasing music from his two-part LP Electronica and most recent release Oxygene 3, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.

In 2017, Jarre brought his ‘Electronica’ world tour to North America for a nine-date outing, marking the first time the Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer & producer ever toured this side of the Atlantic Ocean in his almost 50-year career.

Jean-Michel Jarre personally designed his impressive stage show featuring state of the art production, perception-defying mobile LED panels and immaculate laser lights which he brought to North America as part of his ‘Electronica’ World Tour last year to rave reviews, with Dancing Astronaut’s Matt Sia stating, “Jarre’s live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate” (5/11/17).

Liisa Ladourceur from Now Toronto added, “Jean-Michel Jarre’s first Canadian show was the stuff of digital dreams” (5/10/17). See below for more critical feedback.

 
View a video here of Jarre performing his signature Laser Harp to “The Time Machine”, the title track of his Grammy-nominated album (“Best Dance/Electronic Album”), Electronica 1: The Time Machine on YouTube.

 
Listen to Jean-Michel Jarre discuss the Electronica project with NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

 
Here’s what critics said about Jean-Michel Jarre’s 2017 North American ‘Electronica’ World Tour dates:

“At Radio City Music Hall (in New York), Jarre’s show was sonically and visually stunning.”
Jeff Perlah, Newsweek, 5/24/17

“An immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology…something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate.”
Matt Sia, Dancing Astronaut, 5/11/17

“A step through time…Jarre mesmerized an enthusiastic crowd with a timeless show.”
Michael Mollura, Music Connection, 6/1/17

“One of the most sophisticated multimedia shows ever imagined.”
L. Paul Mann, Glide Magazine, 6/5/17

“Shows like this happen only once in a lifetime.”
Kristof G., Voir (Montreal), 5/12/17

“A visual and sonic triumph – true magic is born. There’s a possibility I may never experience a performance of that caliber again.”
Kori Hazel, 303 Magazine (Denver), 5/26/17

“Spectacular to witness… The show was nothing short of mesmerizing.”
Darren Eagles, Pure Grain Audio (Toronto), 5/15/17

 

Watch the North American tour video from his ‘Electronica’ World Tour on YouTube.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com