TOUR FEATURES DIRECT SUPPORT FROM AARON GOODVIN, JJ SHIPLETT AND A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY NATALIE MACMASTER
PLATINUM-SELLING ALBUM “WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT” IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW
Toronto, ON (February 26, 2016) – Three weeks into chart-topping, singer-songwriter Johnny Reid’s 2016 WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT TOUR, music critics in major markets across Canada are applauding the multi-platinum selling artist as he engages capacity crowds, delivering epic performances and memories that will last a lifetime.
“Reid is on the path to superstardom” – Lethbridge Herald
“Like any good entertainer worth his salt, when Reid wrapped it up after a 14-song, 95-minute set, he left the audience wanting more — looks like he’s got this music gig down pat.” – Leader Post
“Defying all expectations” (Saskatoon Star Phoenix), Reid’s mass appeal and extravagant shows have been a common denominator for the reigning Fan’s Choice Award winner. Far from over, the tour which will be seen by more than 140,000 fans across the country heads into a pair of highly anticipated three-day residencies in Calgary and Edmonton, followed by stops in Red Deer, AB and Brandon, MB to complete the western leg before heading east.
New this tour, Reid along with the assistance of the MusiCounts organization, has enlisted the help of a local children’s choir in each of the tour markets to join him on stage for a notable performance of his compelling song “Today I’m Going To Try And Change The World” – a true highlight in the show. Schools that have had their music programs supported by MusiCounts in the past were selected by Reid and MusiCounts to showcase the impact MusiCounts support has had in many of the communities visited on the tour.
“I wanted to send out a huge thank-you to Johnny Reid and MusiCounts. For many of the students at Derek Taylor here in Grande Prairie, their release is to come to school and express themselves through music. As a music teacher, it was over-whelming to see my students have an ear-to-ear grin as they walked off stage on Saturday evening. They could not even control their excitement! The students are beaming at school today, and singing Johnny’s music in the hallways. This is an opportunity that we will never forget and we are all so grateful,” said Gemma Putt, Music Teacher in the Grande Prairie Public School Division. – Grande Prairie Composite High School
Reid has partnered with Plus One on the tour, donating one dollar from each ticket purchased in participating markets to the MusiCounts Band Aid Program, which keeps music classes alive in schools across Canada and puts instruments into the hands of children who need them most. Plus One works with a growing community of artists such as Arcade Fire, The National, Chvrches, Arkells, Metric and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who agree to donate $1 per every concert ticket sold, with 100% of the donations going to an organization that the artist and Plus One believe in.
Joining Reid as the “What Love Is All About” tour continues to delight audiences across Canada is Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin and rock and roll, country soul-singer JJ Shiplett along with a special appearance by Queen of the East, Cape Breton fiddler and international performer Natalie MacMaster.
Connecting with audiences of all ages, Reid thrives 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.
For the latest tour information and a full list of upcoming dates, visit: www.JohnnyReid.com
Follow Johnny Reid at www.facebook.com/officialjohnnyreid and www.twitter.com/johnnyreid
Remaining “What Love Is All About” 2016 Tour Dates:
February 26 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 27 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 29 – Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
March 1 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 2 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 3 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 5 – Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium
March 7 – Brandon, AB – Westman Place
March 8 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Auditorium
March 9 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – Essar Centre
March 10 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
March 12 – Oshawa, ON – GM Centre
March 13 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
March 14 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
March 15 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
March 17 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre
March 19 – Windsor, ON – The Coliseum Caesars Windsor
March 20 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
March 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
March 22 – Peterborough, ON – Memorial Centre
March 24 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre
March 26 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
March 28 – Moncton, NB – Moncton Coliseum
March 29 – Saint John, NB – Harbour Station
March 30 – Sydney, NS – Centre 200
March 31 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Metro Centre
April 3 – St. Johns, NL – Mile One Centre
April 4 – Cornerbrook, NL – Cornerbrook Civic Centre
ABOUT PLUS ONE
Plus One is a non-profit organization that connects artists, causes and music fans. Plus One partners with artists (including Arcade Fire, The National, St. Vincent, Chvrches, Arkells, Sufjan Stevens, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis…) who agree to include a $1 charity donation in every concert ticket sold, with 100% going to an organization that they and Plus One believe in. Plus One goes further to work with its partners to engage music fans through a message of collective impact, showing small actions can lead to substantive change – one band, one fan, one show, and one dollar at a time. Through this initiative, over $2 million has been raised and millions of fans reached to support leading organizations tackling issues from poverty and injustice to the environment. For more information, please visit plus1.org.
MusiCounts is CANADA’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Their mission is to ensure every child in Canada has access to music education through their schools and communities.
“As one of MusiCounts’ Ambassadors, Johnny has been a beacon to other artists, setting a great example of how someone who is passionate can really get behind our cause,” said Mike Hurley, Manager, MusiCounts. “We are truly grateful for his ongoing commitment to better the educational experience for young people across Canada.”
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