Archive for January, 2009

The “Mac” is Back!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Fleetwood Mac are back on the road with their 2009 “Unleashed: Hits Tour” after a 5-year hiatus!

Kicking off in March, the rock and roll hall of famers’ latest tour will feature the band’s greatest hits over their illustrious 32-year career. The current incarnation of Fleetwood Mac consists of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. With the exception of McVie’s wife Christine, this is the same group that brought you the amazing Rumours album and hits like “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop” and “Go Your Own Way”.

After 5 long years, Fleetwood Mac are set to hit the road for their 44-show “Unleashed: Hits Tour” beginning in March. Tour dates were nearly sold out the moment they were announced in December; with 29 new shows recently added, this is your last chance to catch the legendary Grammy-award winning rockers live!

Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009 Canadian Tour Dates:
March 17 – Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
March 23 – Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
March 25 – Montreal, QCBell Centre
March 26 – Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
May 12 – Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
May 13 – Edmonton, ABRexall Place
May 15 – Vancouver, BCGM Place

2009 JUNO Awards in Vancouver!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The 38th Annual JUNO Awards will be taking place in Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2009. Only the 3rd time to ever take place in Vancouver, the city welcomes this major event in a lead-up to the 2010 Winter Games.

The JUNO Awards aren’t just a single night of celebration and music. There are a number of events leading up to the awards ceremony that offer something for all Canadian music fans! From March 26-29th Vancouver will be filled with concerts, showcases and special events for everyone to take part in. Many events have inexpensive tickets and some are even free! Some of the highlights include the following:

Juno Cup
For something a little different, check out the 6th Annual Juno Cup hockey game at UBC Thunderbird Arena. Two teams, the “NHL Alumni” and “The Rockers” (made up of Canadian musicians) will face off on March 27, 2009.

Juno Fan Fare
This free event, featuring exclusive interviews, prizes and a chance to meet Canada’s top artists, takes place March 28th on the 700 block of Granville Street, Vancouver’s main entertainment strip!

Whether you’re looking to discover Canada’s next big thing, or you want to catch one of the current JUNO Award nominees, the JunoFest, is where you’ll want to be! This two-day festival features performances by local, national and JUNO nominated artists at various venues throughout the city.

Songwriter’s Circle
This intimate showcase allows fans to get up-close and personal with some of Canada’s greatest songwriters as they take to the stage for an afternoon concert at the Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts.

JUNO Awards
What a way to top of a fantastic weekend of fun and entertainment! The 38th Annual JUNO Awards, hosted by hilarious comedian Russell Peters, will take place March 29th at GM Place.

With Sarah McLachlan as the first performer to be confirmed for the show and 80’s rock legends, Loverboy, set to be honored with induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, it’s already ramping up to be an amazing evening of celebration of Canadian talent!

2009 JUNO Weekend Events:
Juno Cup – UBC Thunderbird Arena – March 27th
JunoFest – Various Venues – March 27th & 28th
Juno Fan Fare – Granville & Robson Street – March 28th
Songwriter’s Circle – Centre for Performing Arts – March 29th
JUNO Awards Ceremony – GM Place – March 29th