WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MADELINE MERLO & JAMES BARKER BAND
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 – MTS CENTRE – WINNIPEG, MB
In the midst of an exhilarating album launch, Dean Brody brings his brand new album, Beautiful Freakshow, coast to coast through local media appearances, and country radio listener events, culminating in a special live performance in Toronto, to kick-off the announcement of national tour dates, beginning April 2017.
Tickets officially go on sale November 4, 2016, at www.livenation.com with pre-sale beginning November 2 and 3. VIP tickets will include premium seats, a pre-show meet and greet, photo opportunity, a pre-show acoustic performance and more.
On the west coast dates, 2015 CCMA Rising Star and reigning BCCMA Female Artist of the Year, Madeline Merlo will perform in advance of Brody taking to the stage, and on the Ontario dates, newly Warner Nashville signed act High Valley will bring fans straight into the headliner. Fun loving, Top 5 Canadian country radio act, James Barker Band will be opening the action-packed show across Canada.
The past year saw Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top selling digital Canadian country single of all-time, “Bring Down the House”. Beautiful Freakshow is Brody’s sixth album, and it’s one that takes risks and delves outside of the comfort zone of traditional country, with songs such as the progressive title track, featuring a rap vocal from Halifax native Shevy Price, and the mellow reggae vibe invoked from “Beautiful Girl”. And yet, the record manages to simultaneously stay true to what many fans have come to love and expect from Brody, with traditional tracks destined to be classics, such as, “Time”, “8th Day” and “Blueberry Sky”, which features iconic country legend, Vince Gill on the guitar.
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About RGK Entertainment Group:
RGK Entertainment Group, founded by Ron Kitchener, has become a highly regarded and innovative force in today’s competitive entertainment industry. The umbrella of RGK Entertainment Group includes: Open Road Recordings, Canada’s #1 country record label; publishing companies Roots Three Music and Rogue Eleven; DART Events, a touring events planning company; TopCountry.ca, Canada’s premier music news source; RGK One Shot Productions, a television development company; and the newly created label imprint Neighbourhood Music, home to Toronto’s Bellwoods. RGK remains strongly focused on artist management, having won Management Company of the Year from 2009 to 2014 and Manager of the Year nine times at the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA). Kitchener’s management style and business acumen has built his roster to include JUNO winners Doc Walker, Dean Brody, The Road Hammers, Corb Lund, Tim Hicks, Blackjack Billy and Madeline Merlo in addition to newcomers Jessica Mitchell, River Town Saints, Hunter Brothers and Sons of Daughters.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
Live Nation – Canada
For more show information please contact:
Kelly Leschasin – Live Nation Canada
403-451-0666 xt 222
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Sandra Merz – Live Nation Canada