Chart-topping, multi-platinum, award winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid announced today that Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell will join him on the previously announced “Revival” 2018 National Tour as direct support. Often referred to as Country’s Adele by media outlets across Canada, Mitchell who is set to release her debut album Heart of Glass this Spring, brings her richly unique sound and powerful storytelling capabilities to Reid’s extensive outing of 46+ dates.
“I’m thrilled to have Jessica join us,” said Reid. “She’s a great performer with great songs and a soulful voice. She’s the real deal and a perfect fit for Revival.”
Kicking off on February 26th at the Mary Winspear Theatre in Sidney, BC with two-night stands in Sidney, Regina, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, ON and Moncton, NB, the multiple JUNO and CCMA Award winning artist Reid, headlines multiple venues across the country in support of his soulful new album “Revival” available everywhere now via Universal Music Canada.
In addition to Mitchell, joining Reid on the “Revival” tour will be his long-time Big Band, The Soul Providers and Grammy nominated, JUNO Award winning group Glass Tiger will make a special appearance.
ABOUT JOHNNY REID
With an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, the JUNO Award winning singer has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. A critically acclaimed vocalist, the blue-collared, soulful singer-songwriter Reid is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by his extensive catalogue of hit songs, album sales totalling over 1.5 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours. With the release of “Revival”, co-produced by Reid and the legendary Bob Ezrin (KISS Alice Cooper), the highly praised and top-ranked Canadian star will add to his remarkable catalogue – his first brand new collection of material since 2015’s PLATINUM “What Love Is All About”.
A six-time JUNO Award winner and twenty-six time CCMA Awards recipient, Reid connects with audiences of all ages, thriving as a performer and songwriter sharing his stories and songs around the world with incalculable influence. He’s a modern day working class hero with long standing collective appeal – one that captures the hearts of many one song at a time.
Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell brilliantly challenges many of the norms and conventions we associate with the country music genre. She is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book, inspired by the raw honesty and storytelling nature of the genre. Mitchell’s debut album Heart of Glass is set for release in early spring 2018. She has spent the last decade travelling between Toronto and Nashville, collaborating with top-notch songwriters and focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound. The highly anticipated album embodies powerful and soulful melodies and lyrics, while showcasing Mitchell’s vocal talent in the purest of forms – and the result is utterly and heartbreakingly beautiful.
2016 was a ground-breaking year for the rising star, which saw Mitchell open for Kiefer Sutherland and Royal Wood on their Canadian tours. She also performed at a number of major music festivals, and snagged a coveted Guild sponsorship. To round out the year, Jessica was nominated for a CCMA Award for Roots Artist of the Year. In 2017, Mitchell toured with country music legend Terri Clark, as well as Ron Sexsmith. She also took to the stage to honour Neil Young at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Massey Hall.