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Mon. July 28 (7:30pm) - Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard, and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans.
The band released their first full-length album, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, on the Up label in 1996. With the release of their second album, The Lonesome Crowded West in 1997, the band's status reached new heights with a legion of fans and critical acclaim. In 2000, Modest Mouse was signed to Epic Records and released their third album, The Moon & Antarctica. In 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News, which included the hit "Float On" and has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations.
Modest Mouse released We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1. Most recently the band released the EP No One's First, And You're Next and also reissued Moon & Antartica on vinyl.
Tickets start at just $40 (plus fees)
Mon. August 4 (8:00pm) - Broken Bells
The musical collaboration between Danger Mouse musician and producer Brian Burton and the Shins vocalist James Mercer, Broken Bells will perform at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Aug. 4. Their latest album, ‘After the Disco’ explores outer space imagery and up-tempo mixes.
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Tickets range from $34.75 to $51.75 (plus fees)
Wed. August 6 (8:00pm) - Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder continues to break new ground on all musical fronts with her 2012 release, Harmony achieving Gold-selling status in just a few short months and then sky-rocketing to her first platinum album certification shortly after. The trailblazing, infectious lead single, “Stompa” is currently triple platinum and the equally anthemic follow-up track, “What I Wouldn’t Do” raced to the top of the radio airwaves top 10 lists across all formats and double platinum. Testament to the depth of Harmony, the album’s third single, “Fall” is currently a mainstay at radio.
Ryder is quickly becoming a radio sensation south of the border too, with massive radio airplay and topping the U.S. Triple A charts.
On the 2013 music awards front, Ryder has had a banner year with two knock-out live performances at The Juno Awards in Regina (solo ”Stompa” & a killer Billy Talent collaboration) and took home her fourth Juno for Adult Alternative Album of The Year. At The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards, Serena earned herself three nominations and added more hardware to her trophy collection, winning Rock / Alternative Video of The Year and then went on to perform a stellar live medley of her two hits, “What I Wouldn’t Do” & “Stompa”.
Produced by Emmy/Grammy nominated producer / songwriter / musician Jerrod Bettis (Gavin Degraw, Better Than Ezra) and producer / songwriter / musician Jon Levine (K’naan, Nelly Furtado), Harmony is poised to continue to break new ground for Ryder through 2013 and beyond.
Ryder is adored by fans, peers and critics alike due mainly in part to her immense natural songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. Over the years, she has garnered many other accolades including three prestigious Juno Awards that include: 2008 New Artist of The Year, 2009 Adult Alternative Album of The Year (Is It O.K.) and 2010 Video of The Year (Little Bit of Red).
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Sat. August 30 (8:00pm) - Miranda Sings
Mirfandas! Colleen Ballinger performs quirky musical numbers and goofy skits as Miranda Sings – the ‘five threat’ (singer, dancer, actress, model, magician). Ballinger created Miranda Sings as a satire of the performers who believed posting their videos on YouTube would give them their big break into show business. Miranda was first introduced via the YouTube channel mirandasings08 in 2008 and since then her YouTube page has had over 114 million views.
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Tickets are $25 (plus fees).
Sat. September 20 (4:00pm) - Imagination Movers
DISNEY JUNIOR presents
IMAGINATION MOVERS BACK IN BLUE 2014 CANADIAN TOUR!
REAL GUITAR, REAL DRUMS, & REAL FUN COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!
The Imagination Movers story is the ultimate example of the power of imagination. In 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith – had an idea. They thought kids wanted and deserved music that spoke to them, not down to them. So, they started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest sensation of their musical city, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks and playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime. The Movers partnered with Disney in 2007 and filmed 75 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series over three seasons. The show airs in more than 55 countries and they’ve sold half a million CDs and DVDs to date. Critical acclaim includes nods from Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, which reported the Movers are “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Parenting magazine praised the band’s “dash of rebellion” and songs that are “fresh and treaclefree.”
National television appearances include The View, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Good Morning America. In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for outstanding original song in the children's show/animation category. Imagination Movers debuted on the Disney Channel in September 2008 and, in addition to the critical success, was also a ratings hit with fans worldwide. In the U.S., the series ranked among TV’s top five programs with preschoolers ages 2-5. Globally, Imagination Movers was the most-viewed original Playhouse Disney series launch ever among kids and total viewers in Australia, and ranked as the No. 1 series on Playhouse Disney in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, while ranking as a top-five series in Italy and India. To date, Imagination Movers has reached nearly 100 million homes worldwide.
The series is currently aired around the world on the Disney Channel and on the new 24- hour Disney Junior Channel in the U.S. The Movers’ TV episodes, songs and videos are also widely available online through iTunes, Youtube, the Disney Junior website and many other digital media outlets. The Movers’ season three soundtrack, “Back In Blue,” was released July 30, 2013 and debuted as the No. 1 Children’s Album on iTunes in Canada, No. 2 on iTunes in the U.S. and No. 2 on Amazon.com.
Tickets on sale now for $29.50 (plus fees).
Tues. September 23 (7:30pm) - Chick Corea & The Vigil
An NEA Jazz Master, 18-time Grammy winner, composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Through his enormously prolific career, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases - from straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works - all while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring.
His latest project, The Vigil, features bassist Carlitos Del Puerto; Marcus Gilmore on drums (carrying on the lineage of jazz from his grandfather, Roy Haynes); saxophonist, flutist, bass clarinetist Tim Garland; guitarist Charles Altura and percussionist Luisito Quintero.
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Ticket prices range from $48 to $68 (plus fees).
Sat. September 27 (8:00pm) - Art Garfunkel
ART GARFUNKEL is back in love with being on stage, and is adding more dates to an already busy summer. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is scheduled to perform at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Tickets are on sale now, the revered singer had taken time off to recover from a vocal ailment before returning to the stage this year.
“I feel like 26,” Garfunkel recently told the New Haven Register before a few Connecticut shows. “I worked to get the voice back…I have been singing since I was five; it’s my best friend. I’m married to singing and its problems.” He adds, "The voice left me and now that it's back, I am so grateful."
Garfunkel will bring his two-man show, with guitarist Tab Laven. His live set encompasses his solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters--Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, A.C. Jobim--parts of his new book, and Q&A.
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007, plus a 2-CD compendium of his full body of work THE SINGER. Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 23 year-old Arthur Junior and eight-year-old Beau Daniel. He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD ACROSS AMERICA) and now Europe, bearing down on Istanbul.
Tickets range from $59.50 to $79.50 (plus fees).
Thur. October 2 (7:00pm) - The Used
...with special guests; Taking Back Sunday
The Used emerged flipping two middle fingers at what passed for the rock n’ roll status quo while snatching platinum, gold and silver certifications in North America, Europe and Australia and kicking open the doors of MTV and the Top 10.
Now freed of the shackles of corporate bureaucracy and even the limitations of geography (half the band now lives abroad), The Used is creating the most spirited and vitally essential work of their career.
Tickets start at $33.50 (plus fees) - available through Ticketmaster and on sale now!
Fri. October 3 (8:00pm) - Ziggy Marley
A six-time Grammy winner, Emmy Winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.
As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as Look Who’s Dancing, Tomorrow People and Tumbling Down. Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a 5th Grammy award for Best Children’s Album.
Ziggy’s latest album, the recently-released Fly Rasta, fulfills Ziggy’s mission by marrying his own distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop, exploring further musical zones with the addition of sitar, tabla and taiko drums. “I’m looking to push the envelope, to challenge myself,” Ziggy explains. “ I have always wanted to travel far beyond the realms of expectations.”
Equally ambitious in its lyrical themes taken from Ziggy’s own life experiences and emotions Fly Rasta is a call to empowerment, enlightenment, freedom and, as with many of Ziggy’s songs, the higher power of love. It’s also a call to action for the planet Earth. A packet of wildflowers is included in every CD, encouraging fans to connect with nature and grow something beautiful. Ziggy is also partnering with several environmental organizations, including COTAP (Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty), which will assist in offsetting the “carbon footprint” of his upcoming world tour.
To coincide with the release of Fly Rasta, Ziggy has put out his debut children’s book I Love You Too, a coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. The multicultural picture book is based on one of Ziggy’s most beloved songs of the same title from his Grammy Award-winning album Family Time, which explores a child’s relationship with parents, nature and the unstoppable force of love.
Tickets for the Winnipeg date available online at www.ticketmaster.ca,
by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets starting at $39.50 (plus fees).
Sat. October 4 (8:00pm) - Big Wreck
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
“The end result is an album that benefits from lyrics that are at times both sorrowful and spiritual, music that is powerfully uplifting, and a band that sounds refreshed and rejuvenated.” NMC.ca
“There are no shortage of guitar champions out there, but Thornley and his crew bring a renewed spirit and drive to guitar-based rock music in a band setting that might only be rivaled today by Dave Grohl & Co. Big Wreck’s music is smart without being smart-assed… pomp without being pompous.” Gearphoria.com
Winnipeg, MB – June 17, 2014 – Fresh off the heels from the release of their new album Ghosts (released June 10th w/ Anthem/Warner), Big Wreck is excited to announce a 2014 Canadian fall tour. The dates will kick off in Edmonton on September 19th at Encore and wrap up in Toronto for two nights at The Danforth Music Hall on October 16th and 17th. Full tour details can be found below and tickets are on sale now at: www.bigwreckmusic.com. Ghosts, the band’s fourth studio album hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Charts the day of release and the first single/title track is currently Top 10 at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock in Canada. Check out the killer video for Ghosts! The album is available now in Canada and fans have a chance to order from an exclusive list of items through their PledgeMusic campaign here.
Big Wreck headed into Revolution Studios and Vespa Studios in Toronto to record the 13 new songs that make up Ghosts. The band approached the making of this album with a renewed sense of wonder toward the very things that turned them on to rock and roll in the first place. While the album stays true to the driving intensity, booming drum sound and unbridled guitar virtuosity that has always made Big Wreck so appealing, it also explores bold new aural territory which sees the band letting their guard down for the first time to return to the seeds of long forgotten ideas.
Get ready to turn up the amps as Big Wreck take their electrifying new album on tour this Fall!
UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
June 21 – Grande Prairie @ Guitars and Wagons Festival
July 13 – Kitchener, ON @ Big Music Fest
Sept 19 – Edmonton @ Encore
Sept 20 – Calgary @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
Sept 22 – Red Deer @ Memorial Theatre
Sept 26 – Vancouver @ Commodore
Sept 27 – Victoria @ Club 9one9
Oct 01 – Medicine Hat @ The Esplanade
Oct 03 – Saskatoon @ O'Briens Event Centre
Oct 04 – Winnipeg @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Oct 05 – Thunder Bay @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Oct 09 – London @ London Music Hall
Oct 10 – Hamilton @ Hamilton Place Theatre
Oct 11 – Montreal @ Corona Theatre
Oct 14 – Peterborough @ Showplace Theatre
Oct 16 & 17 – Toronto @ Danforth Music Hall
Tickets on sale now for $29.50 (plus fees). Click here to purchase your tickets today from Ticketmaster.
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Thur. October 9 (7:30pm) - Pixies
It’s not even a year since Pixies surprised the world with “Bagboy,” the band’s first new song in a decade, and they have hardly stopped to take a breath since. More new music surprises followed in the forms of EP-1, EP-2 and EP-3 culminating with the April 29 release of Indy Cindy, (“…well worth the wait…” USA Today), their first studio album in 22 years, plus ten innovative music videos, and sold out tours across Europe, Australia, North and South America - but they’re not done yet.
Tickets range from $32.50 to $69.50 (plus fees) and on sale NOW!
Sun. October 12 (8:00pm) - Ryan Adams
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has just announced a 13-show fall tour in support of his new self-titled album, which is set for a September 9th release. Adams will visit the West Coast, Midwest and Canada over the course of the tour.
The tour begins on October 1 at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA and is currently scheduled to run through an October 20th performance at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City.
Here's the list of just-announced Ryan Adams fall dates:
10/01 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
10/05 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
10/06 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Ballroom
10/07 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Theater
10/10 - Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/12 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
10/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Northrup Auditorium
10/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
10/16 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/18 - Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center
10/19 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/20 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Tickets go on sale to the general public for the Winnipeg show on Friday, July 25th at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.
Tickets are just $40 & $55 (plus fees).
Fri. October 24 (7:00pm) – The Blue Dot Tour with David Suzuki and Friends
Be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join David Suzuki, a singularly inspiring speaker, on his last national tour. It's all in celebration of a simple yet powerful idea, and it starts with you. During this special evening, David Suzuki will share the wisdom of a lifetime full of action as he and other Canadian icons and thought leaders celebrate the capacity of Canadians to protect the people and places they love.
A special VIP experience offers an exclusive opportunity to join community leaders from diverse sectors for an intimate reception with David Suzuki and select performers. You'll also receive premium seating at the event, sustainable appetizers, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and an inside look at the movement that's sweeping the nation and making positive change in your community. Charitable tax receipts are available for a portion of the VIP ticket, with all proceeds going to the David Suzuki Foundation's charitable work.
Tickets on sale to the general public now for $35 (plus fees) through Ticketmaster.
Sat. November 1st (8:00pm) - The Wailin' Jennys
Three extraordinary voices, two founding singer-songwriters, one singular vision: The Wailin' Jennys continue to evolve into far more than the melodious sum of their individual talents five years after blowing in on a fresh acoustic breeze from Canada's mid-western heartland.
Spurred onward by a growing fan base that swoons at their intuitive harmonies and revels in their engaging stage presence and uplifting repertoire, the Jennys embarked on a giddy blur of activity following the release of their second album, Firecracker, in August, 2006. Numerous head-turning reviews ("quiet, warm, subtle, mellifluous? almost too good to be true," noted British daily The Independent) greeted a recording produced by David Travers-Smith (Jane Siberry, Harry Manx) and featuring a crew of ace musicians led by guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, k.d. lang). The trio wooed progressively larger audiences throughout North America while also making successful forays to the U.K., continental Europe and Australia. And foremost among an unfolding series of life moments have been a second Juno Award nomination in Canada, the continuation of a much-cherished relationship with A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor's popular National Public Radio show) and a memorable date alongside Rosanne Cash at the prestigious Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
"One Voice," a live staple and highlight of the Jennys'
Juno- winning debut album 40 Days, remains a metaphoric statement of intent that to this day underlines the group's original mandate: three individuals with unique gifts combining seamlessly into a single beatific entity. Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran) and mezzo Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion) are charter members who've anchored the Jennys since the first line-up formed in their Winnipeg hometown. The critical third voice, an alto who fills out the chordal range of the group's vibrant three-part harmonies, has been filled in turn by Cara Luft, Annabelle Chvostek and, now that the latter has returned to her own solo career, new recruit Heather Masse.
Launching what fans are fondly calling version 3.0 of the Jennys, Heather is a New York-based singer and pianist who finds the middle ground between contemporary bluegrass (through her work with roots supergroup The Wayfaring Strangers) and jazz vocals (which she studied at the New England Conservatory of Music). She gelled immediately with Ruth and Nicky during an impromptu audition in a bathroom backstage in Philadelphia. Singing raw versions of "Amazing Grace" and an old Hank Williams song, the three women quickly nailed the essence of the Jennys' exquisite sound while hinting at exciting new possibilities that will flower in the months of touring and studio sessions that lie ahead.
"Heather fits in astonishly well with us," enthuses Nicky. "She's got a smoky, enveloping kind of style. People will go nuts when they hear her." Adds Ruth, who first learned of Heather from their mutual friend, Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan: "We found a perfect vocal blend the first time with Cara, then we captured it in a different way with Annabelle. So naturally we were thinking, 'Oh man, can it really happen again?' But we have stumbled on such a rich treasure. Her voice is just so round and warm."
Ruth Moody has long understood the power of three. She grew up in an accomplished musical family singing with two sisters, then spent five years fronting Winnipeg's Scuj MacDuhk. When the popular Celtic/roots road warriors broke up in 2001, she again craved what she calls "the sense of completeness and wholeness that can only come with three female voices. The Jennys provide a sense of continuity that threads through my entire life."
For her part, Nicky Mehta was on track for post-graduate studies in communications when she released a buzzworthy solo debut CD and, not long after, signed on as a first-generation Jenny. "The group sort of just happened to us," she says, laughing. "The idea was to present our individual visions in a larger collective, but before we knew it things had taken on a life of their own. We've constantly been playing catch up ever since. What's great is that nothing has been premeditated and we keep being surprised in the most creative, interesting ways."
"Now we've closed another chapter in the Jennys' story and opened a new one," says Ruth.
"We're thrilled to be writing it with Heather. She's a kindred spirit. That we can find the magic while laughing and singing together in a dimly lit bathroom says it all really."
Tickets on sale now for $32.50 (plus fees) through Ticketmaster.
Fri. December 12 (7:30pm) - Gerry Dee
Stand-up comedian Gerry Dee, known for recurring appearances on Just For Laughs and The Score, brings his latest stand-up tour to Winnipeg. Dee currently stars as a schoolteacher on the CBC series Mr.D.
Tickets range from $48.00 to $58.00 (plus fees) and on sale now!