There’s been three BIG tour announcements in as many days, and I’m equally as excited about all of them.  I thought it would be best to round them all up in one big super blog post, because I’m just that kinda guy.

Up first, we have Dan Mangan, who just announced a brand new cross-country tour in support of his new album Oh Fortune. This have been coming up “aces” for Dan, who is just played Glastonbury, Canada Day on Parliament Hill and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, oh and he met Will and Kate too. Needless to say, things are going a-okay for my favourite Canadian bearded musician.

October 14th Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
October 15th Kingston, ON – Sydenham United Church
October 16th Montreal, QC – Theatre Outremont
October 17th Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
October 19th St John’s, NL – Cochrane United Church
October 22 Fredericton, NB – Wilmot United Church
October 25th Waterloo, ON – Starlight
October 26th London, ON – Aeolian Hall
October 27th Hamilton, ON – The Studio at Hamilton Place
October 28th Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 29th Guelph, ON – Dublin Street Church
October 1st Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
October 2nd Saskatoon, SK – The Broadway Theatre
October 3rd Edmonton, AB – McDougal United Church
November 4th Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
November 9th Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
November 10th Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall

Dan Mangan’s new album is called ‘Oh Fortune’ and it will be released on September 27th.

It’s hard to imagine a Hollywood with Kevin Smith and his highly original movies, so movie buffs are geeking out that the director is going to be making his way across the country to talk about all of his projects, including his new controversial thriller Red State. The director, who has made several Degrassi cameos, will be screening the film and following it up with a Q &A.
Written and directed by Smith, the flick stars Michael Parks, John Goodman, Academy Award® Winner Melissa Leo (I wish she was coming!) and Kyle Gallner (Any Veronica Mars fans in the house?) The movie tells the story of a group of teens who take on a group of fundamentalists with sinister agenda…is there any other kind?

His Canadian dates include:
August 14th Montreal (Theatre Hall Concordia)
August 15 at Toronto Underground,
Edmonton on August 16 at The Garneau
Calgary on August 17 at The Uptown
Vancouver on August 18 at The Vogue.

Tickets range from $50-$85.


Fresh of the news that they’ve been placed on the Polaris short list, Hey Rosetta! have just announced that another cross-Canada tour. The band, who should be WAY bigger than they are, seem to tour relentlessly for their adoring fans, me included.

Here are some of their upcoming tour dates. Fans of the band are probably lining up already, if you still thinking about it, can you just trust me and get your tickets. You can and will thank me later. Click here for a free download.

July 29th Summer in the Park North Bay, ON
July 30th  Osheaga Montreal, QC
July 31st Riverfront Jubilee New Glasgow, NS
August 2nd George Street Festival St. John’s, NL
August 6th HarbourFest Summerside, PE
August 7th  M-Fest Dartmouth, NS
November 12nd Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
November 14th  MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB
November 15th Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB
November 17th The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB
November 20th London Music Hall London, ON
November 24th Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
November 25th Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON

Mike Morrison


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