In support of their 4th album 'Port of Morrow' which was released earlier this year, Sony Music Canada recording artists The Shins recently played 2 shows on the West Coast! The indie rockers played The Royal Theatre in Victoria on September 23rd and The Orpheum in Vancouver on September 25th. Check out the great interviews The Shins frontman James Mercer did with the Victoria Times Colonist here and with Vancouver's The Georgia Straight here!
East Coast Hip Hop Artist Classified has been hand-picked by Vancouver’s multiplatinum selling chart-toppers, Hedley as the opening act for their 30 date cross-Canada tour kicking off in Kelowna, BC on February 10th, 2012. Tickets for the high-energy tour are available now at livenation.com
Two years after Classified electrified fans with his major label debut, Self Explanatory, the MC released his 14th studio album Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers through Sony Music Canada on March 11, 2011. The album’s first single “That Ain’t Classy” was added at Canadian radio out of the box, and the album debuted at #7 on the Canadian Albums Chart, making it Classified’s highest charting album to date. Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers features the hit singles “That Ain’t Classy,” “The Day Doesn’t Die, "Passion" and the latest single "Unusual" ft. Joe Budden. Click here to view all of tour dates on the upcoming Classified/Hedley Tour.
Brooklyn-based duo Sleigh Bells are currently in the midst of a North American tour that includes a few dates in Western Canada this month. On tour to support their debut album "Treats," which was released in May 2010 through Sony Music Canada, Sleigh Bells will play The Republik in Calgary on May 22, The Starlite Room in Edmonton on May 23 and The Vogue in Vancouver on May 25. Check out their amazing single "Rill Rill" HERE.
East Coast rapper Classified's 22 date Cross-Canada Tour wrapped up in Vancouver last Thursday (April 21). The tour was in support of his new album "Hand Shakes And Middle Fingers" which was released through Sony Music Entertainment Canada on March 22, 2011. Classified garnered plenty of press during this tour, here's a few of the highlights in Western Canada:
* Winnipeg Free Press
* Calgary Herald
* SEE Magazine
* Pique NewsMagazine
* Nanaimo Bulletin *
The Foo Fighters highly anticipated new album "Wasting Light" will be released through Sony Music Canada on April 12, 2011. To get fans a bit fired up, The Foo's released a video for the song "White Limo" over a week ago, which features the band riding around town in a limo driven by Lemmy from Motorhead. The song proved to be very much on the heavier side of things for the band and had fans wondering if this was the direction The Foos were headed in for the new album. And then just this afternoon, The Foo's released "Rope" - the first single from "Wasting Light" - to Canadian radio. Upon first listen is definitely classic Foo Fighters and seems no heavier than usual. But what do you think? Giv'er a spin!