Well if the warm weather wasn’t your first hint, the big tour announcements are a sure sign that summer is right around the corner.

Super group Kings of Leon are coming back to Canada for a big tour later this year.  It will be interesting to see how the sales will be because their last album didn’t sell well and they seem to be trending towards the Nickelback-area of fandom.  Then again, Nickelback sells out every show, so KoL might benefit from the same popularity.

14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

01 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
03 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
04 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
08 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
11 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
15 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

They’ve never been my cup of tea, but I know that most of Canada would kill a beaver to see The Tragically Hip, so you can expect their tour to sell out almost immediately.  The overrated band just announced a handful of dates that will see them play with a variety of openers including Hey Rosetta, Broken Social Scene, The Arkells, The Trews, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett.

06/25 – Bobcaygeon, ON @ Bobcaygeon
07/01 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park (Canada Day)
07/02 – Windsor, ON @ Colossum at Caesars Windsor
07/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ Shaw Park
07/09 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/10 – Sarnia, ON @ Centennial Park
07/14 – Edmonton, AB @ Northlands Festival Site
07/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park
07/30 – Buffalo, NY @ Erie Canal Harbor
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

If you’ve never heard of Ray Lamontagne then you are definitely missing out.  But instead of making fun of you, I’m just going to insist that you do something about it and see this incredibly talented.  I had the chance to see him in Chicago last year and still get chills when I think about the excitement I felt during that concert in Millenium park.

May 28  Montreal, QC (Sold Out)
May 30  Toronto, ON (Sold Out)
August 30 Calgary, AB
August 31  Edmonton, AB
September 2  Vancouver, BC

There is a special pre-sale password that starts on May 3rd.  Click here and use the password SLOWDOWN.

Mike Morrison


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