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Canada’s Loverboy Opens For Foreigner Farewell Tour 2023

Canada’s Loverboy Opens For Foreigner Farewell Tour 2023
 Foreigner – Photo by Karsten Staiger copy “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” and no less than five more Top 10 hits. FOREIGNER, the band behind these iconic songs announced the launch of their Farewell Tour. The tour is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank... Read More

Workaholic Hugh Dillon Balances New Album And Tour With High Profile TV Roles

Workaholic Hugh Dillon Balances New Album And Tour With High Profile TV Roles
Sound Of Music 2019 – Photo by Corey Kelly By Keith Sharp The big question is where the Headstones’ Hugh Dillon finds the time to record a new album,`Flight Risk,’ and plan a 17-date Canadian tour (with two dates in Buffalo) while at the same time completing the second season of The Mayor Of Kingstown TV series with season five... Read More

Country Thunder Announces Lineup For The Ages Featuring Headliners Keith Urban, Tim Mcgraw, And Jon Pardi!

Country Thunder Announces Lineup For The Ages Featuring Headliners Keith Urban, Tim Mcgraw, And Jon Pardi!
Following the triumphant return of summer’s country music extravaganza in August of 2022. Country Thunder Alberta returns with a jam-packed, all-star lineup featuring Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Jon Pardi & so many more. The show returns to Fort Calgary next August 18th to 20th, 2023.   “The hiatus from one of our favourite places in the world to play was too long,... Read More

Madeline Merlo Rides High With ‘Slide’  

Madeline Merlo Rides High With ‘Slide’  
by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces. Raised in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, near Vancouver, Madeline Merlo has been on a fast track after being discovered on YouTube and signed to a record label at only 18. Radio success, tour dates and awards quickly followed, and she was honoured with the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2015. In... Read More

CARAS to induct Nickelback into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards, live on CBC

CARAS to induct Nickelback into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards, live on CBC
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that globally renowned rock band Nickelback will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as part of The 2023 JUNO Awards. The news was shared during a press conference at Rogers Place in Edmonton, where next year’s award show will be held.  Taking place in Nickelback’s home province of... Read More

Finger Eleven Breaks Records With Quintuple Platinum Certification For Smash Hit Paralyzer

Finger Eleven Breaks Records With Quintuple Platinum Certification For Smash Hit Paralyzer
The First Ever Canadian Rock Song To Receive This Outstanding Designation Paralyzer Has Surpassed 700 Million Streams Globally Acclaimed award-winning rock band, Finger Eleven, are celebrating yet another career high with the news of their smash hit single, Paralyzer, receiving a record-breaking certification of Quintuple Platinum.  Undoubtedly the band’s most successful single to-date, Paralyzer is also the first ever Canadian rock song to receive Quintuple... Read More

Crown Lands Unleash Ferocious Cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” at The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022

Crown Lands Unleash Ferocious Cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” at The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022
Juno Award-winning powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys)—reveal a raw rendition of The Beatles’ quintessential rally song, “Come Together,” released in partnership with TSN as part of a campaign for the Canadian Men’s National Team as they gear up for the FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022™ starting November 20. Starting today,... Read More

Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’

Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’
Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’ through Murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Steady follows Sloan’s 2018 record 12 and marks the 30th anniversary of their beloved debut record, Smeared, which came out in October 1992. Sloan are one of the rare bands to make it to their 13th album, with all four original members who are equally prolific songwriters and all still working at the... Read More

Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Bob Rock (Metallica’s Black Album) release “Lustre Parfait”

Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Bob Rock (Metallica’s Black Album) release “Lustre Parfait”
More than a decade in the making, Gord Downie, the iconic late frontman of The Tragically Hip, and Bob Rock, the legendary producer perhaps best known for Metallica’s Black Album, today share “Lustre Parfait” – the first song of their long mythologized collaboration.  Inspired by their brotherhood in rock n’ roll, “Lustre Parfait” is electrified and resplendent, created in reverence to the magnitude of music itself. Blending poetry and... Read More

Lights Brings Her PƎP Tour Across Canada

Lights Brings Her PƎP Tour Across Canada
Lights has announced a 13-date Canadian tour that will bring the alt-pop icon to fans from Victoria, BC, through to Montreal, QC, in Winter 2023. The tour supports her critically acclaimed new album PƎP, which arrived earlier this year via Fueled By Ramen. Joining Lights as support on the run will be world-class drag performer Tynomi Banks.  Fresh from a headline run... Read More

33rd SOCAN Awards: Canada’s Music Creators and Publishers’ Road to Gold

33rd SOCAN Awards: Canada’s Music Creators and Publishers’ Road to Gold
SOCAN Cultural Impact Award winner Tom Cochrane celebrated with a star-studded tribute performance. Lighthouse members were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Drake, OZ, Boi-1da, Allison Russell, Murda Beatz, Keith Power, La Zarra, and High Valley were also honoured. – More than 500 of Canada’s most accomplished songwriters, composers, music publishers and industry leaders gathered tonight for... Read More

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese
“John was amazing on set; I’ve never worked with someone so woke.” – Bryan Adams Acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has launched the new official music video for the song “Kick Ass” off his new studio album, So Happy It Hurts, released earlier this year via BMG. Directed by Adams, the video features an opening monologue by legendary British actor/comedian John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus). WATCH... Read More

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms
Continuing another banner year, Michael Bublé unveils the Deluxe Edition of his unanimously acclaimed 2022 album Higher on all digital platforms via Reprise Records. Listen to Higher Deluxe Edition HERE. Building on this worldwide blockbuster, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer expanded the original Higher with three new songs. Illuminating his versatility, he puts his signature spin on “Pennies From Heaven,” “Quizás Quizás Quizás,” and the self-penned “We Pray.”  To celebrate the arrival of Higher Deluxe Edition, Bublé launches a full-scale television takeover. On October 17th,... Read More

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape
Toronto alt-rock anthem-makers, Birds of Bellwoods share Videotape, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming long-awaited sophomore album. Fuelled by earworm melody, high-energy rhythm and raucous harmony-drenched vocals, Videotape is a tongue-in-cheek ode to bad habits and the mistakes that seem just a little too hard to stop making.  “This song is one of the more frenetic and hard-hitting on the album,”... Read More

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14
Platinum-selling band Big Sugar announced the 25th Anniversary deluxe edition of their iconic album, Heated, set to release October 14, 2022, through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The deluxe album has been remastered and expanded to feature four additional tracks, including an acoustic version of “Better Get Used To It,” “Je Suis Cool,” and “Alka Lights” ft. Whitey Don. The... Read More

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 
The Headstones are back with their highly anticipated new full-length album Flight Risk, out October 14 via Cadence Music/Known Accomplice. Ahead of the release, the band shared the title track and radio single “Tangled,” and today gives fans another dose of new music with the track “Psychotropic.” Last week the band announced they’ll be back on the road this November and December with concert tour dates from Vancouver to Toronto,... Read More

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”
Diamond-certified multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback released the video for their latest single, “San Quentin,” from their forthcoming and highly anticipated new album Get Rollin’, out November 18 via BMG. The video finds the band performing an impromptu concert, with a surprise cameo from popular TikTok creator Kristina Collins, aka KallMeKris (TikTok), who has been participating in viral banter with Nickelback in recent months on the... Read More

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!
By Keith Sharp While other bands sat on their thumbs waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s MONOWHALES couldn’t have been more industrious. Releasing their debut album `Daytona Bleach’ just as the pandemic took effect, group members Sally Shaar (lead vocals), Zach Zanardo (guitars/bass) and Jordan Circosta (percussion) also channelled their pandemic experiences into a recently released second album, `Tunnel Vision,’... Read More

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards
Dallas Smith Continues Streak with Fourth Male Artist of the Year Win and Celebrates with Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award.The Reklaws Earn Group or Duo of the Year Win for the Second Year in a RowAndrew Hyatt Wins First CCMA Award Taking Home the Title of Rising Star  Commemorating its 10th year in Calgary, the Canadian Country Music Association... Read More

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara
Photo by Lindsey Blane   Arkells released a new track, “Teenage Tears,” featuring Tegan and Sara, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada. Their melancholy music video, shot in Vancouver’s famed and curious Kingsgate Mall, premieres today, care of Consequence. Says Consequence, “Indeed, with vocal harmonies that sound at home on a Justin Vernon project and an earnest... Read More