Carrie Underwood | Vancouver May 2019

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood –
The Cry Pretty Tour 360

May 25, 2019 Rogers Arena Vancouver
Tickets on sale Now

Nashville, TN – (August 8, 2018) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in Spring 2019. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada and be promoted by AEG Presents. She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. Underwood made the announcement this morning in a personal video to her fans:

Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17th at 10am local time but please check local listings. For more information including the Cry Pretty album/ticket bundle, go to Also beginning Monday, August 13th, a limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available which include an amazing selection of tickets, Meet & Greets, autographed memorabilia, custom merchandise and much more.

Citi® is the official presale credit card for Carrie Underwood’s “The Cry Pretty Tour 360” for 2019. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning on Monday, August 13 at 12pm until Thursday, August 16 at 10pm through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details, visit

Underwood will release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. Cry Pretty will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty” debuted as the #1 song in the U.S. all-genres. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April, which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the “2018 ACM Awards” telecast. Carrie co-wrote the powerful single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies) and co-produced Cry Pretty with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

Following her successful “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” the new production will feature a brand-new stage in the middle of the arena floor, creating a unique 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the arena an intimate view of the concert. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce) is Production Designer.

“I love performing in the round,” says Underwood. “It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting. It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to Cry Pretty and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live. I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing line-up – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”

“Our customers love getting early access to the best in entertainment, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Carrie Underwood as the official presale credit card of her 2019 tour,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi.

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

Prior to embarking on the tour next Spring, Underwood will appear at the upcoming iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas, as well as such international festivals as The Long Road Festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park in the UK, Tuckerville in The Netherlands, and Deni Ute Muster in Australia.


Skerryvore in Concert October 9


Direct from Scotland

SkerryvoreTwice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Scottish Hebridean Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China. Considered to be the most promising young band in Scotland (Mick MacNeil, Simple Minds), they “have evolved to become one of Scotland’s greatest musical exports”, (Wickham Festival, England).

Celtic Performing Arts presents Skerryvore
Direct from Scotland

OCTOBER 9, 7:30PM *Tickets are $49.50 and $46.50 for children under 12. | On sale Now TICKETS

SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and new world influences that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.

The band marked their 10th anniversary in 2015 with a ‘Decade’ concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban. After selling 3,000 tickets in 90 minutes, the capacity was increased and an audience of 6,000 from all over the world enjoyed SKERRYVORE, joined by a host of guests including Dougie MacLean and legendary Irish musician Sharon Shannon.

The success of the Decade concert led to the creation of the band’s own annual festival, Oban Live that has now attracted over 10,000 attendees to enjoy international acts including KT Tunstall, We Banjo 3, Julie Fowlis and Capercaillie alongside SKERRYVORE.

2017 saw the release of the single Live Forever that provided the soundtrack for the Visit Scotland campaign ‘Wild About Argyll’ and the single hit No.1 in the iTunes World Music chart. This was followed by the launch of the Live Forever Tour that has the band performing over 70 shows in the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States.

2018 marks the release of SKERRYVORE’s 6th studio album accompanied by a global tour that included a headline performance at the renowned Tonder Festival, Denmark.

This Victoria performance will be another significant milestone for SKERRYORE: their debut Canadian appearance! Come see them and you’ll discover what the excitement.

“See them before they rocket into the same music biz orbit as Mumford & Sons.” — The Falkirk Herald, Scotland

“A world beating fusion, which takes pride in their heritage and above all else is a pure joy to listen to. “ — Folk Radio UK 

Celtic Performing Arts presents Skerryvore
Direct from Scotland
OCTOBER 9, 7:30PM *Tickets are $49.50 and $46.50 for children under 12. | On sale August 27 at 10am TICKETS

Rock The Shores 2018

Rock The Shores 2018

The line-up for Rock The Shores 2018 is out featuring over 25 artists.

The return of the festival, following a short hiatus,  includes an eclectic mix including Brian Wilson (founding member of the The Beach Boys and one of the great songwriters and producers of all time), Social DistortionX Ambassadors, and a few names that are frequent headliners locally:  The Sheepdogs, Jesse Roper, Kytami, Dirty Mountain and more.  Not to mention from the “whatever happened to” department, The Bedouin Soundclash. No strangers to Top 40 radio back in the early 2000’s.

Keep yourself up to date with Rock The Shores 2018 for tickets, festival information and everything else Rock The Shores by visiting the official site at:

About Rock The Shores via

Atomique Productions officially launched as a company in 1999, but its roots trace back to the days of early childhood for founders Nick Blasko and Dimitri Demers.

Meeting at Sundance Elementary School in the eighties, the two bonded over cartoons and lego, interests that were later joined by a shared passion for skateboarding and live local music.

Playing on their musical aspirations, in their early 20s Blasko and Demers started and managed bands, booked gigs, DJed their way from the Gulf Islands to Washington state, and helped throw some of the biggest events Victoria had ever seen. These feats paved the way for Atomique.

When the company did come to be, little did the pair know it would gain national recognition for its commitment to supporting up-and-coming bands, as well as its dedication to tracking down some of the biggest names to play Victoria, BC.

In an industry dominated by corporate promoters, Atomique remains proudly independent and understands the importance of supporting our community and working with local businesses to develop Vancouver Island’s arts culture.

While more and more festivals strive to book bands, Rock The Shores does its best to impress while realizing there’s still room for growth. However, with determination, hard work, field experience, and help from island friends, Rock The Shores aims to become a flawlessly executed, homegrown rock festival featuring some of the best bands spanning the globe.

As for now, we’re cool with being a festival that’s easily affordable, easily accessible, and easily the most epic weekend of the summer on the island.

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John Mellencamp – November 12 Victoria

John Mellencamp VictoriaJohn Mellencamp – November 12

John Mellencamp To Embark On Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. The tour will visit Victoria November 12.

Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, John will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months ending in Abbotsford, BC on November 14th.

John Mellencamp tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1st  for the Canadian Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Fall Tour! Watch’s TOUR page closely for updates

They will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show

The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 10:00 AM local venue time .  Purchase links will be available on’sTOUR page. Read More

John Mellencamp


John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Additionally, he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, 2018. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.

John Mellencamp’s album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, is his 23rd over the course of a remarkable career. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life and showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.

John also wrote the title song for the film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. A theatrical release of this movie will debut June 15, 2018. As well, John journeyed into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis’ 1946 song “Dark as a Dungeon,” recorded in support of National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor.

John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. Currently John’s second solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery titled “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom” opened on April 26, 2018 running through June 2, 2018.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical/play with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett will travel to various colleges and regional/local theaters in 2018.

Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.


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Just Announced: Tre Twitty with Tayla Lynn

Tre Twitty

with Tayla Lynn

Tre Twitty with Tayla LynnTre Twitty with Tayla Lynn will be in Victoria March 15th for a performance at MCPHERSON PLAYHOUSE  MARCH 15, 7:30PM

The legendary Conway Twitty ( dominated the charts with 54 number 1 albums and an astonishing 55 number 1 singles throughout his career. Loretta Lynn burned up the charts with 10 number 1 albums and 16 number 1 singles in her career. The pair teamed up to create the ultimate duo in country with 5 number 1 hits as a pair.

Following in his grandfather’s footsteps Tre Twitty is a true legend in the making. Tre Twitty will be honouring his grandfather, Conway Twitty in a heartfelt tribute that has brought tears to the eyes of many. Tre will be pairing up with Tayla Lynn, beloved granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, covering many of the number 1 hits and beloved classics of their grandparents that will hold the audience captive. You don’t want to miss this historical intimate concert with the spectacular duo you will never forget.

Tre Twitty with Tayla Lynn
Tickets are $54.50 | On sale January 22 at 10am

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Def Leppard announce 2018 Tour

Def LeppardDef Leppard announce 2018 Tour

While the rumours have been circulating since last summer, it is now official.  Def Leppard will hit the road for an extensive tour with Journey in 2018.  Def Leppard will play Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on October 1.

2018 and this tour marks the 35th anniversary of Pyromania.

Monday, October 1
All Ages / Reserved Seating
Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 7:00pm

Public on Sale: Sat, Feb 3 at 10am
Get Tickets:

Tickets: $49.00, $89.00, $119.00, $189.00, $249.00 (Incl. GST) + s/c

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Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold Tour comes to Vancouver

Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold Tour 2018

Foo Fighters VancouverFoo Fighters only just recently added a string of new tour dates, but they’ve now extended their 2018 trek even further. Best of all, the newly announced leg includes new dates in Western Canada.

The newly announced concerts in support of the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold LP include Canadian dates in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, with all those shows set to take place in September. As previously reported, the group will also play Toronto on July 12.

A few new U.S. dates have been added as well for September, in addition to a second show in Chicago on July 30.

You can see Foo Fighters’ complete and newly updated tour schedule below.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the public on Saturday (November 18) at 10 a.m. local time (with the exception of Seattle, which goes on sale November 20 at 10 a.m.).

Foo Fighters Tour dates in Western Canada & WA:

09/01 Seattle, WA – Safeco Field
09/04 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
09/06 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/08 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Tickets available via

Cover Charge: Presale on now – Tickets go on sale November 18th at 10 a.m.

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