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.
ABOUT JESSICA MITCHELL
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.
REVIVAL 2018 TOUR DATES:
February 26 – Sidney, BC – Mary Winspear Theatre SOLD OUT
February 27 – Sidney, BC – Mary Winspear Theatre SOLD OUT
February 28 – Nanaimo, BC – Port Theatre SOLD OUT
March 1 – Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre SOLD OUT
March 3 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
March 4 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 5 – Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
March 6 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
March 8 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
March 9 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
March 10 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (All Ages)
March 12 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium
March 13 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
March 14 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
March 15 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 16 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium SOLD OUT
March 18 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
March 19 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
March 20 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
March 21 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
March 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre SOLD OUT
March 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre SOLD OUT
March 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Club Regent Casino Event Centre SOLD OUT
March 27 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 28 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 29 – Saulte Ste. Marie, ON – Essar Centre
March 31 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Community Arena
April 2 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
April 3 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
April 4 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square SOLD OUT
April 6 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (All Ages)
April 7 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
April 8 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
April 9 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
April 11 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 12 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
April 13 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Arena
April 14 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre
April 16 – Halifax, NS – Metro Centre
April 17 – Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick (All Ages)
April 18 – Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick (All Ages)
April 20 – Charlottetown, PEI – Eastlink Centre
April 21 – Sydney, NS – Centre 200
April 23 – Corner Brook, NL – Corner Brook Civic Centre
April 24 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre