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Avril Lavigne Announces North American “Head Above Water” Tour Including Toronto Date (Oct. 6)

Avril Lavigne Announces North American “Head Above Water” Tour Including Toronto Date (Oct. 6)
Today, Grammy-nominated, pop rock icon Avril Lavigne announces her first tour in 5 years. The 15-date North American “Head Above Water” tour will kick off on September 14 in Seattle, WA and will hit cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto before concluding in Philadelphia, PA on October 11. The tour is in support of Avril’s critically acclaimed sixth studio... Read More

City And Colour Debuts New Song ‘Astronaut’; North American Tour Announced

City And Colour Debuts New Song ‘Astronaut’; North American Tour Announced
(June 3, 2019 – Toronto, ON) City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, debuts a new song, “Astronaut”, today. Produced by three-time Grammy-winning Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, The Chainsmokers), the first female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for the best-engineered... Read More

Canadian Music Icon Corey Hart Joins MusiCounts to Surprise Torbay Students

Canadian Music Icon Corey Hart Joins MusiCounts to Surprise Torbay Students
TORONTO, ON – Today, Canadian music icon Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10,000 in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. Juniper Ridge Intermediate is one of 20 schools who received instruments this year, thanks to the generous support of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party.... Read More

The Beaches Add Rolling Stones Gig To Impressive Resume

The Beaches Add Rolling Stones Gig To Impressive Resume
The Beaches guitarist Jordan Miller is in an ecstatic mood as she and bandmates (sister) Kylie Miller (vocalist), Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums) and Leandra Earl (guitar/keyboards) wind down a U.S tour supporting Passion Pit by heading to a date in Michigan prior to a brief Ontario stop at Peterborough’s Venue theatre. The Toronto-based quartet had just learned they would be appearing... Read More

Enter to Win a Signed CD – New Album 2.0 by Aldo Nova

Enter to Win a Signed CD – New Album 2.0 by Aldo Nova
Win One Of 10 Personally Autographed Aldo Nova 2.0 CDs ~ Ten lucky Music Express readers will win one of 10 personally autographed CDs by Montreal superstar Aldo Nova~ To submit go to the Music Express online contest form and simply answer the skill-testing question – submit the contest form no later than Friday, June 7th 5 pm for your chance to... Read More

Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, and Nickelback to headline inaugural ROXODUS Festival

Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, and Nickelback to headline inaugural ROXODUS Festival
Thousands of music fans will gather this summer in Edenvale, Ontario, with views of the stunning Blue Mountain hills, 90 minutes north of Toronto and 10 minutes from Wasaga Beach for the first annual ROXODUS Festival – an epic four-day event running July 11-14, 2019. A once in a lifetime experience with a stellar line up of iconic artists, ROXODUS is... Read More

Joe Keithley For PM – Go Figure!

Joe Keithley For PM – Go Figure!
In his hometown of Burnaby, BC, Canada, Joe Keithley ran a campaign based on affordable housings for all, help for the disadvantaged, sustainability and grassroots democracy. Facing well-financed and vicious opponents, Keithley took a shoestring budget and his punk rock attitude and was elected as a city councillor. Burnaby is BC’s third biggest city and Canada’s most culturally diverse, 150 languages can... Read More

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!
Following nearly a year in the studio, singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Johnny Orlando releases his highly anticipated debut EP Teenage Fever today via Universal Music Canada/Island Records. Listen to Teenage Fever, HERE. Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. Once again co-writing with his sister Darian... Read More

Daryl Hall and John Oates to Perform First-Ever Tour dates in South America in June after Vegas, U.k., European Shows

Daryl Hall and John Oates to Perform First-Ever Tour dates in South America in June after Vegas, U.k., European Shows
Concerts in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo Represent New Territories for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Duo LOS ANGELES, January 29, 2019 — Quickly putting their groundbreaking 2018 behind them, the world’s top-selling musical duo Daryl Hall and John Oates will continue to achieve career milestones in 2019 when they perform their first-ever concerts in Argentina, Chile and Brazil... Read More

Preserving Ozzy Osbourne’s Legacy

Preserving Ozzy Osbourne’s Legacy
Winnipeg’s Anthony Ducharme looks like Ozzy Osbourne sounds like Ozzy Osbourne and has even perfected Osbourne’s on-stage mannerisms. No, his wife isn’t called Sharon (it’s Lorraine) and he has (so far) deferred from biting into live bats but Ducharme’s Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne tribute band, Ozbourne is about as close as you can get to the original artist. Set to tour... Read More

Bentall Full Value for Songwriter Plaudits

Bentall Full Value for Songwriter Plaudits
There was something appropriate about Barney Bentall appearing at a recent four-night ‘The Way We Feel’ tribute to Gordon Lightfoot staged January 10-13 at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room. No question that Lightfoot is a luminary when it comes to classic story-telling compositions but Bentall himself is no slouch when it comes to composing lyrical vignettes. It’s also appropriate that Bentall’s last... Read More

The US Invasion Continues – A 2018 Wrap-Up

The US Invasion Continues – A 2018 Wrap-Up
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have been challenged to complete a NAFTA agreement with US President Donald Trump but key Canadian artists had no problems making inroads into the American Music market in 2018. Aubrey Graham, known to his friends and fans as Drake certainly dominated the US R&B Rap charts with his latest album, `Scorpion’ chalking up over one... Read More

Michael Bublé Dominates Canadian Album Charts with New Album and Christmas

Michael Bublé Dominates Canadian Album Charts with New Album and Christmas
In a day and age when most new albums have a terrific first week and then begin a slow decline down the charts singer Michael Bublé has defied the odds with his latest album, ❤️ (pronounced love), returning to the top of Billboard’s Canadian album sales charts this week while his 2011 album Christmas climbs to #3. ❤️ was released worldwide on November 16 and... Read More

Scott Helman Announces Spring Tour Across Canada

Scott Helman Announces Spring Tour Across Canada
Following his European tour with Vance Joy and a headlining club tour of the Northeast United States, Warner Music Canada recording artist Scott Helman has today announced the dates for his upcoming headlining tour of Canada.  The tour begins February 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is highlighted by his hometown show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on March... Read More

Shawn Mendes Sells Out His First Ever Stadium Show In Minutes

Shawn Mendes Sells Out His First Ever Stadium Show In Minutes
17 December 2018 (Toronto, ON) – On the heels of his two GRAMMY nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Vocal Album,” Toronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes sold out his first-ever stadium show in his hometown of Toronto in just minutes. On September 6th, 2019 Shawn will play Rogers Centre in Toronto for the first time as a headliner.... Read More

Kissworld – The Best of Kiss to be released January 25, 2019

Kissworld – The Best of Kiss to be released January 25, 2019
18 December 2018 (Toronto, ON) – On January 25, 2019, Ume/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, will release KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS on CD and digitally, with the standard black vinyl and limited edition colour vinyl being released on March 29. Pre-order KISSWORLD – The Best of KISS HERE. KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award-winning group of all time in every category, has a... Read More

Meghan Patrick Hits #1 With “Walls Come Down”

Meghan Patrick Hits #1 With “Walls Come Down”
Two-time reigning CCMA Female Artist of the Year scores first chart-topping single Warner Music Canada recording artist, Meghan Patrick, the reigning two-time Country Music Association (CCMA) Female Artist of the Year, has her first #1 single at Country Radio this week with “Walls Come Down.” With this chart-topping news, Meghan joins Lindsay Ell as the only two female artists to... Read More

High School, Tegan And Sara’s First Memoir, to be Published by Mcd X Fsg In The Fall Of 2019

High School, Tegan And Sara’s First Memoir, to be Published by Mcd X Fsg In The Fall Of 2019
HIGH SCHOOL, TEGAN AND SARA’S FIRST MEMOIR, TO BE PUBLISHED BY MCD X FSG IN THE FALL OF 2019 December 11, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – High School, a memoir by Warner Bros. Records recording artists Tegan and Sara, will be published in the fall of 2019 by MCD, a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, alongside Simon & Schuster Canada and... Read More

‘High School Dropout’ by Neon Dreams

‘High School Dropout’ by Neon Dreams
Neon Dreams – High School Dropout Live Performance: “It’s funny how it turns around.” The new Neon Dreams single “High School Dropout” is dedicated to all of the creators and dreamers out there facing the same challenges frontman Frank Kadillac once did. During his teenage years, Frank struggled with his grades and often felt ashamed of his academic shortcomings. Believing... Read More