Alexisonfire farewell tour to hit Edmonton in December

It just wouldn’t be a proper break-up without a farewell tour. The principal members of Alexisonfire – singers Dallas Green and George Pettit – have obviously buried the hatchet long enough to get together and just come back to say goodbye. The briefly reunited Canadian punk rock band will include Edmonton on its farewell tour, […]

ANNOUNCING: Jeff Dunham, Wintersleep, The Wiggles

One of the biggest stand-up comics who gets away with murder because he can blame it all on his racist puppets is returning to Edmonton. You guessed it: Jeff Dunham – along with Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, Melvin the Superhero Guy and the ever-loving Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and many more! – […]

Sinatra sings Sinatra at the River Cree Casino

Now here’s one guy who has carried the “Junior” label with style and dignity – Frank Sinatra Jr. The son of the Chairman, a chip off the old block, the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree, will be singing the songs his dad made famous in Sinatra Sings Sinatra, an old school Vegas […]

Noel Gallagher, Snow Patrol with best of Britain

Rather than rehash the longstanding feud between Noel Gallagher and his singer brother Liam, which led inevitably to the death of the band Oasis, we shall simply note that Noel was the talented one. Oh, sure, Liam’s still recording with those Oasis blokes, only they now call themselves Beady Eye. They didn’t exactly hit it […]

Live at the Winspear announces worldly line-up

They don’t call it “World at Winspear” anymore, but they might as well. The annual winter concert series – now named Live at the Winspear – is all over the map in more ways than one. It starts with on Wednesday, October 10, at the Winspear Centre, naturally, with Angelique Kidjo, the outspoken African singer […]

Dog Whisperer to share canine secrets at the Jube in November

Come on, Lassie, come on girl, time for walkies! Time for your bath! Ow, stop it, Lassie. No, Lassie, no! Put Timmy down! Oh, God … If this harrowing scene sounds familiar, then your beloved hound may need a session with …. the Dog Whisperer. Yes, the dog people of Edmonton will be out in […]

Skrillex gig finds a home at the Shaw Conference Centre

Electronic dance music fans can stand down from red alert – the Skrillex gig has been saved. Bumped from the St. Albert Kinsmen Park venue after being denied a permit, the show will now take place on Friday, July 20 at the Shaw Conference Centre. All previously held tickets will be honoured, no need to […]

Sam Roberts Band to play Capital EX festival

The soon-to-be-ex Capital EX festival is throwing a big rock party in the last year operating under its short-lived name that replaced Klondike Days. A short list of new name suggestions will be released on July 10. Meanwhile, Sam Roberts was announced Thursday as another big headliner at the Telus Stage, playing Saturday, July 21. […]

Metric to bring sweet and crunchy sound to Rexall Place in November

A year and change after the band wowed the crowd at Sonic Boom 2011, Metric is returning to headline in its own right – inside the big building this time. At last. The band plays Thursday, Nov. 15 at Rexall Place, with Stars opening. Tickets go on sale Friday. On the strength of such killer […]

Stone Temple Pilots on sale Friday

Pearl Jam stole all that 20-year nostalgia mojo, but there is another … Tickets go on sale Friday for the return of veteran grunge rock band Stone Temple Pilots, at the the Shaw Conference Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Featuring the flambouyant and occasionally unstable lead singer Weiland, the band was going to be working […]

Colin James to play the Jubilee Auditorium Nov. 15

He just came back to say … I’m back! Man, that Colin James joke never gets old, and yes, the multi-stylistic Vancouver veteran will return to perform at the Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets go on sale Friday. A man who never wears out his welcome in this town, James is touring with […]

Folk fest sells out in record time, Justin Bieber, too

Stop whatever has replaced presses: The Edmonton Folk Music Festival has sold out. Again. Like anybody didn’t see that coming. “It was crazy,” says producer Terry Wickham, who reports that 1,200 people showed up at the folk fest office to buy tickets in person at 9 p.m. Friday morning, where it’s usually around 400. Online […]

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