Blog

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies


 

AN EVENING WITH COWBOY JUNKIES

 2020 TOUR RESCHEDULED TO 2021: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

VANCOUVER • VICTORIA • NANAIMO

 
 
Cowboy Junkies Canadian Tour Dates

 

Date City Venue
16-Nov-21 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre  
17-Nov-21 Victoria, BC Macpherson 
18-Nov-21 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

 
TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Victoria, BC date available at https://www.rmts.bc.ca .

Tickets for the Nanaimo, BC date available at https://tickets.porttheatre.com .

Tickets for the Vancouver, BC date available at https://chancentre.com .

 

*************************************************************************************

More about Cowboy Junkies

Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise — and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that came to define the late 80’s. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies.

With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection of songs encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.

Anyone who has been following Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled on its own path. From the auspicious debut of Whites Off Earth Now and the subsequent international breakthrough with The Trinity Session, to the group’s Nomad Series of themed albums (2010-2012), Cowboy Junkies have never let music business trends dictate where the band was headed.

Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 25 albums.

Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There’s an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. “It’s that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table,” says Michael. “Even if the world doesn’t know it, we do.”

Cowboy Junkies are not following anyone else’s guidebook. It’s advice Margo gave to her 15-year-old son, who is an aspiring musician in his own band. “He asked me, ‘How do you come up with the next ‘latest thing’? I told him, ‘Don’t try. It’s your music. … Just love what you’re doing and do it your own way.”

*************************************************************************************

Whose Live Anyway?

Whose Live Anyway Canadian Tour 2021
 

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

 2020 TOUR RESCHEDULED TO 2021: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

KINGSTON • PETERBOROUGH • BARRIE • NORTH BAY • OTTAWA • NANAIMO • KELOWNA

 

Tour Dates:

 

Date City Venue & Ticket information
06-Jul-21 Kingston, ON The Grand Theatre
07-Jul-21 Kingston, ON The Grand Theatre
08-Jul-21 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
 09-Jul-2021 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
10-Jul-2021 Barrie, ON Georgian Theatre
11-Jul-2021 North Bay, ON Capitol Centre
21-Jul-2021 Ottawa, ON Shenkman Arts Centre
19-Aug-2021 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
20-Aug-2021  Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
21-Aug-2021 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
22-Aug-2021 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre

 

*************************************************************************************

More about WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.

Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.

Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach

All ages are welcomed, but please note that some “PG -13” language will be used during the performance.

*************************************************************************************

Pearl Jam


 

PEARL JAM POSTPONED

 2020 TOUR POSTPONED: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

QUEBEC • OTTAWA • TORONTO • HAMILTON

The new date will be announced shortly. Keep your tickets as they will be valid for the new date of the event. Log in to your account to find your tickets. If your event allows refund and credit options, apply for either option.

Public tickets for all Pearl Jam tour dates – availability TBA. More details at pearljam.com

Pearl Jam 2020 Canadian Tour Dates

  Date City Venue
  March-18-20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
  March-20-20 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
  March-22-20 Quebec City, QC Centre Vidéotron
  March-24-20 Hamilton, ON First Ontario
       
             

 
TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Quebec date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Ottawa date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Toronto date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

Tickets for the Hamilton date available at www.ticketmaster.ca , 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Ticketmaster outlets (no first day sales at box office).

More about Pearl Jam

October 22, 2015 officially marked 25 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Ten studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continue to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful — with over 60 million albums sold worldwide.

Pearl Jam released their Grammy Award-winning tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on October 15, 2013. Lightning Bolt debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries and is available now at www.pearljam.com, via iTunes and all major retailers.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall: A multimedia experience


 

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

 
 

2020 TOUR RESCHEDULED TO 2021: CANADIAN CITIES TO INCLUDE:

VICTORIA • NANAIMO • VANCOUVER • CALGARY • EDMONTON • WINNIPEG

 
 
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Canadian Tour Dates

 

Date City Venue
30-Mar-21 Victoria, BC Macpherson
31-Mar-21 Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
01-Apr-21 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
03-Apr-21 Calgary, AB Bella Concert Hall
04-Apr-21 Edmonton, AB Myer Horowitz Theatre
06-Apr-21 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre

 
 
TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the Victoria, BC date available at https://www.rmts.bc.ca .

Tickets for the Nanaimo, BC date available at https://tickets.porttheatre.com .

Tickets for the Vancouver, BC date available at https://chancentre.com .

Tickets for the Calgary, AB date available at https://www.ticketmaster.ca .

Tickets for the Edmonton, AB date available at https://www.eventbrite.ca .

Tickets for the Winnipeg, MB date available at https://www.ticketmaster.ca .

*************************************************************************************

More about Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, and their gifted band – Michael Shapiro on drums, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on piano – perform an eclectic set, covering some of Herb and Lani’s classics from their Tijuana Brass and Brasil ’66 days to Cole Porter, The Beatles and improvisational jazz tunes. The show features a multi-media experience with a large video screen projecting classic moments and rare footage from Herb & Lani’s music careers.

September 20, 2019 marked the release of Herb’s upcoming album, Over the Rainbow. The album features 12 songs including an original called “Skinny Dip” and a cadre of classic and well-known tunes interpreted and performed in a way only Alpert can deliver. Last October Herb released Music Volume 3 – Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass which reached #2 on the Contemporary Jazz Charts. The Music Volume 3 release, as well as the holiday music video, Carol Of The Bells/We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Medley from The Christmas Wish album rounded out a successful 2018 which included a 50 city tour.

A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, Steppin’ Out, fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and over 72 million records sold. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and #1 vocal single. Billboard also listed Herb as #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists.

Two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist, Lani Hall, was the lead singer and “voice” of Sergio Mendes’ iconic group, Brasil ’66. She has the distinction of recording over 22 albums in 3 different languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish. She is also known for her recording of the theme song to the 1983 James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. She penned many English lyrics for the Brazilian songs she sang while with Brasil ’66, as well as throughout her solo albums. She is also the author of Emotional Memoirs, a book of short stories, fiction and non-fiction, with personal memoirs that lead the reader into each story.

Through the Herb Alpert Foundation, Herb and Lani have dedicated their lives to philanthropy, funding programs that help bring creativity to young students and keep creativity alive for all the arts, for artists young and old, including jazz education and programs that teach compassion and well-being. 2019 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts celebrating 125 awardees over the past 25 years.

*************************************************************************************

Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

SEVEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS Host of “This American Life”

 

Tickets on sale now!

 
Sept. 22, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
 
Ira Glass profile photo

SEVEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED:

AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS

Host of “This American Life”

  Vancouver, BC, September 25, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following one-night engagement with Ira Glass, creator & host of the public radio show This American Life:
September 22, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers. “It’s hard to make something that’s interesting. It’s really, really hard. It’s like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that’s written or anything that’s created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity… So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will…” ― Ira Glass “We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.” ― Ira Glass “You will be fierce. You will fearless. And you will make work you know in your heart is not as good as you want it to be.” ― Ira Glass This American Life premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 2.2 million listeners with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast.  For years, it was the most popular podcast on iTunes, until the staff created the program Serial, which has over 10 million people downloading each episode Most weeks, the podcast of the program is the most popular podcast in America. The show also airs each week on the CBC in Canada and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio network . Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, when he was 19 years old. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR’s Washington headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, and producer. He has filled in as host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend All Things Considered. Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”     TICKETING INFORMATION: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000, or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.   Media Contact: Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com   About Paul Mercs Concerts: Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com    

Steve Martin & Martin Short – “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”

Steve Martin & Martin Short
“An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”

featuring
Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

 

Tickets on sale now!

 

August 1, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 2, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Steve Martin & Martin Short
“An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”

featuring
Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

* Due to an overwhelming demand, a 2nd show has been added on Aug 1, 2018 *

August 1 & 2, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Tickets on sale now!

 

Vancouver, BC, December 11, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce a second show date for Steve Martin & Martin Short with Steep Canyon Rangers.

Vancouver, BC, November 27, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce the 2018 show date of Steve Martin & Martin Short with Steep Canyon Rangers.
 

Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short will appear at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for one night only. The show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. His latest play, Meteor Shower, will premiere on Broadway this November 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti; and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.

Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, The Long-Awaited Album, on Rounder Records.

Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including Damages, Primetime Glick, Merlin and SCTV Network 90. Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show Maya & Marty.
 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com

 
 

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose – The Soul of Mantra – Live!

DEVA PREMAL & MITEN with MANOSE
featuring JOBY BAKER and RISHI

THE SOUL OF MANTRA – LIVE!

 

Tickets on sale Friday, November 24 at 10:00 AM!

 

May 17, 2018
Seattle, WA
Neptune Theatre
May 18, 2018
Victoria, BC
The University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
May 19, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Chan Centre
May 21, 2018
Edmonton, AB
with special guest Harry Manx
Myer Horowitz Theatre
May 22, 2018
Calgary, AB
with special guest Harry Manx
Bella Concert Hall

 

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose - The Soul of Mantra - Live!

 
March 31, 2018 – message from Deva Premal:

“Hi Friend –

In case you had any doubts about Miten and I honoring our Soul Of Mantra – Live 2018 concert schedule, worry no MORE!! We’ve welcomed the incredible gift/challenge of Miten’s heart surgery to lift us up and to fully embrace life in THE HERE AND NOW.

Miten will join us on stage at some point, but along with Manose and myself, and our great band (Joby Baker, Danish Rishi and Spencer Cozens) who are ready, willing and able to step up and elevate our voices and our sacred mantras into the stratosphere! I can’t wait!

We are blessed with the gift of life, and we come together in celebration of our truth, our lives and loves…plus some great music!

xx Deva”

 

Vancouver, BC, November 28, 2017 – Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following tour date of celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten with Manose, who will be accompanied by Joby Baker & Rishi.

May 17, 2018
Seattle, WA
Neptune Theatre

 

Vancouver, BC, November 20, 2017 – Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following 4 tour dates of celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten with Manose who will be accompanied by Joby Baker & Rishi.

May 18, 2018
Victoria, BC
The University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
May 19, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Chan Centre
May 21, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Myer Horowitz Theatre
May 22, 2018
Calgary, AB
Bella Concert Hall

 

Deva Premal & Miten have traveled the world for 20 years, sharing the healing power of mantras. The unique blend of Deva’s voice, the ancient Sanskrit chants, Miten’s soulful songs and Manose’s sacred flute offers audiences an evening of peace and transformation.

Miten: “Mantras are such a powerful force. We’ve seen so many people — us included — become spiritually rejuvenated as a result of chanting them. Personally, the dusty cobwebs and darker corners of my life have been washed clean by the mantras.” Deva Premal & Miten’s concerts are known for their transformational and healing effect. Their voices, their music and not least the communal chanting inspire a meeting of body, mind and spirit.”

Deva: “For me, the greatest gift of chanting is that it brings a deep relaxation into my busy mind. In Sanskrit, ‘man’ means mind and ‘tra’ means to be free from, so ‘mantra’ is literally a way to free the mind. This has been the essence of my journey with meditation.”

Nepalese bansuri maestro, Manose – acknowledged as among the world’s best – accompanies as always Deva Premal & Miten both on flute, vocals and various instruments, including ukulele.

The SOUL OF MANTRA – LIVE tour is augmented by Canadian Joby Baker on bass, vocals and keyboards and Danish percussionist, Rishi. Together, this unique ensemble serves as a musical bridge to experiencing the Soul of Mantra. Deva: “This planet is definitely shaking and trembling right now. It is an amazing moment to be alive because it is becoming very clear that we cannot expect peace to be delivered from outside – we have to find it within. For me, the mantras are a gateway to inner peace and to a deeper acceptance – and my joy is to share them.”

With a large, faithful and constantly expanding audience – from New York to Moscow, from Paris and London to Buenos Aires and L.A, Deva Premal & Miten show us, year after year, that in the spirit of music and mantra, humanity is able to unite.

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose’s 2018 Soul of Mantra – Live tour is sponsored by ORGANIC INDIA in association with UPLIFT.

www.DevaPremalMiten.com

 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Seattle tickets available at ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000, the Paramount box office (M-F, 9AM – 6PM), and at Neptune box office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Victoria tickets available at tickets.uvic.ca, 250.721.8480 or the ticket centre.

Vancouver tickets available at chancentre.com/tickets, 604-822-2697 or the ticket office.

Edmonton tickets available at  ticketly.com, 1.888.732.1682 or InfoLink at Student Life Central

Calgary tickets available at tickets.mru.ca, 403.440.7770 or the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com

 
 

Brain Candy Live!

BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

 

TOUR CANCELLED!

 

April 17, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
CANCELLED

 

Brain Candy Live! - Adam Savage and Michael Stevens

ADAM SAVAGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS HAVE JOINED FORCES FOR
THIS ONE OF A KIND THEATER EXPERIENCE
It’s what your mind is hungry for…

Tour Cancelled

 
Vancouver, BC, December 15, 2017Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, BRAIN CANDY LIVE will need to cancel the 2018 North American national tour. Fans that have purchased tickets will be fully refunded. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

April 17, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

We deeply regret any disappointment and inconvenience.

 

Vancouver, BC, October 23, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following date of the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters”, and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel “Vsauce“.

April 17, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 
Savage and Stevens literally can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting everyone to join-in and get their minds messy as their demonstrations leap off the stage. They’re bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other.  Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.  

Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet’s most entertaining everyday heroes are coming to Vancouver to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement (and just a pinch of danger) to cook-up and deliver a giant batch of magical Brain Candy to every mind in the audience.

 

For tour details and tickets, visit www.braincandylive.com.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Vancouver: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Adam Savage:

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” ran for 14 earth-shattering years. Co-executive produced and Co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with problem solving gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to confirm or bust myths, popular misconceptions and creating its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested.com, Adam has become a proponent for making, working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He’s also a regular at conventions across the country, where his elaborate and handmade costumes (such as Totoro at New York Comic Con) attract much attention … and hugs.

 

About Michael Stevens:

Michaels’ passion for learning, science and making curiosity contagious led him to create Vsauce in 2010. The YouTube channel captures attention with fun questions like, “What Color Is A Mirror?” “Can You Count Past Infinity?” and “Why Are Things Creepy?” Now reaching a collective 17 million subscribers with video views in excess of 2 billion, Vsauce has grown into one of the largest educational networks on the web. Last year, it received the Webby for Best Science and Education Network.

 

About Michael Weber:

Adam Savage, Michael Stevens and director Michael Weber are the brains behind Brain Candy. Widely respected for his innovation, problem-solving and storytelling abilities, Scientific American Magazine wrote, “Michael Weber is a walking Swiss Army Knife.” He has worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of writers, directors and performers including Daren Aronofsky, Christian Bale, Don Cheadle, Wes Craven, Mos Def, Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Nolan, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts, Aaron Sorkin, Martin Scorsese, George Wolfe and Robert Zemeckis. Weber’s work can be seen in dozens of plays and feature films including Forest Gump, Angels in America, The Parent Trap, The Illusionist, Top Dog Underdog, The Prestige, A Year of Magical Thinking and Ocean’s 13. Recent projects include a zero-gravity show to be performed on the International Space Station, an interactive candy store that allows kids to make a gumball travel over 250 miles an hour before they chew it and a magic show for the blind that takes place entirely in the dark.

 

About MagicSpace Entertainment:

Brain Candy Live! is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. www.magicspace.net

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com

 
 

Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre

 

Tickets on sale now!

 

April 17, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

Jean-Michel Jarre in Concert

Jean-Michel Jarre

April 17, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Tickets on sale Now!

 

Vancouver, BC, Jan 17, 2018 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce this exciting concert date of the legendary French electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre.

 

Jarre is a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, a 2017 Grammy nominee with more than eighty million albums sold and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off ground breaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He’s one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.

A Laser Harp…keytar…synths upon synths…the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be lit up like never before when prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre comes to Vancouver where he’ll be showcasing music from his two-part LP Electronica and most recent release Oxygene 3, alongside classic material from milestone albums such as Oxygene and Equinoxe.

In 2017, Jarre brought his ‘Electronica’ world tour to North America for a nine-date outing, marking the first time the Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer & producer ever toured this side of the Atlantic Ocean in his almost 50-year career.

Jean-Michel Jarre personally designed his impressive stage show featuring state of the art production, perception-defying mobile LED panels and immaculate laser lights which he brought to North America as part of his ‘Electronica’ World Tour last year to rave reviews, with Dancing Astronaut’s Matt Sia stating, “Jarre’s live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate” (5/11/17).

Liisa Ladourceur from Now Toronto added, “Jean-Michel Jarre’s first Canadian show was the stuff of digital dreams” (5/10/17). See below for more critical feedback.

 
View a video here of Jarre performing his signature Laser Harp to “The Time Machine”, the title track of his Grammy-nominated album (“Best Dance/Electronic Album”), Electronica 1: The Time Machine on YouTube.

 
Listen to Jean-Michel Jarre discuss the Electronica project with NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

 
Here’s what critics said about Jean-Michel Jarre’s 2017 North American ‘Electronica’ World Tour dates:

“At Radio City Music Hall (in New York), Jarre’s show was sonically and visually stunning.”
Jeff Perlah, Newsweek, 5/24/17

“An immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology…something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate.”
Matt Sia, Dancing Astronaut, 5/11/17

“A step through time…Jarre mesmerized an enthusiastic crowd with a timeless show.”
Michael Mollura, Music Connection, 6/1/17

“One of the most sophisticated multimedia shows ever imagined.”
L. Paul Mann, Glide Magazine, 6/5/17

“Shows like this happen only once in a lifetime.”
Kristof G., Voir (Montreal), 5/12/17

“A visual and sonic triumph – true magic is born. There’s a possibility I may never experience a performance of that caliber again.”
Kori Hazel, 303 Magazine (Denver), 5/26/17

“Spectacular to witness… The show was nothing short of mesmerizing.”
Darren Eagles, Pure Grain Audio (Toronto), 5/15/17

 

Watch the North American tour video from his ‘Electronica’ World Tour on YouTube.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com

 
 

2Cellos – The Score Tour

2CELLOS

THE SCORE TOUR

 

Tickets on sale now!

 

April 11, 2018
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
April 12, 2018
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre For Performing Arts
April 13, 2018
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre For Performing Arts
April 15, 2018
Ottawa, ON
National Arts Centre
April 16, 2018
Hamilton, ON
First Ontario Concert Hall
April 18, 2018
Thunder Bay, ON
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
April 19, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
April 21, 2018
Regina, SK
Conexus Arts Centre
April 22, 2018
+ Matinee
Calgary, AB
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 23, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 25, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena Theatre Seating

 

2Cellos
2Cellos - The Score Tour

 
Vancouver, BC, November 13, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce that due to an overwhelming demand for the 2CELLOS: THE SCORE TOUR, a second show has been added on April 13, 2018 in Toronto, ON.

April 12, 2018
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre For Performing Arts
April 13, 2018
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre For Performing Arts

 
Vancouver, BC, October 23, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce that due to an overwhelming demand for 2CELLOS: THE SCORE TOUR, a second show has been added on April 22, 2018, at 3:30 PM in Calgary, AB.

April 22, 2018
2nd show added!
Calgary, AB
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

 
Vancouver, BC, September 25, 2017 — Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present the following concert dates for 2CELLOS: THE SCORE TOUR, in celebration of their newest album, SCORE.

April 11, 2018
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
April 12, 2018
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre For Performing Arts
April 15, 2018
Ottawa, ON
National Arts Centre
April 16, 2018
Hamilton, ON
First Ontario Concert Hall
April 18, 2018
Thunder Bay, ON
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
April 19, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Bell MTS Place
April 21, 2018
Regina, SK
Conexus Arts Centre
April 22, 2018
Calgary, AB
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 23, 2018
Edmonton, AB
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 25, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena Theatre Seating

 
2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new album Score. Bringing 2CELLOS’ game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television…. and they now take that sound on tour.

An international sensation, 2Cellos unique 2014 video version of “Thunderstruck” is currently rocking YouTube with over 90 million views and their other more recent videos following closely behind. Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have created three high-energy albums for Sony Music Masterworks. Score finds them exploring a more traditional sound-world. “The album represents some of our favorite pieces of music by our favorite film composers. Having the opportunity to arrange them for cello whilst working with the world class London Symphony Orchestra has been a dream come true,” says Stjepan. The album opens with an arrangement of Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones, culminating in the bold Main Title theme, in which the stirring sound of cellos announces each of what may be the most eagerly awaited episodes in contemporary television.

The vocal beauty of the cello’s sound is a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes. They include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Ennio Morricone’s beautiful themes for Cinema Paradiso and Malena; Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai’s Oscar-winning theme from Love Story; Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man; and Stanley Myers’ haunting “Cavatina” heard in The Deer Hunter.

2CELLOS have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. As impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out, Sulic and Hauser know no limits when it comes to performing live. They have sold out shows around the globe and also performed with Sir Elton John as part of his band, as well as opening his shows to rapturous acclaim.

“…Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…”
– Elton John
 

TICKETING INFORMATION:

Montreal: Tickets available at www.evenko.ca, 1-855-310-2525 or the box office.

Toronto: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Ottawa: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Hamilton: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Thunder Bay: Tickets available at tickets.tbca.com, 807-684-4444 or the box office.

Winnipeg: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Regina: Tickets available at www.conexusartscentre.ca, 306-525-9999 or the box office.

Calgary: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Edmonton: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or the box office.

Vancouver: Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5500 or at the Toyota Ticket Centre.

 

Media Contact:

Elaine Easton | 604-683-8762 | elaine@paulmercsconcerts.com

 

About Paul Mercs Concerts:

Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com