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Just like the headline says, the men of Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Tony and Geezer are going to be sniffing lines of ants all over this piece (the Halifax Metro Centre) April 3. This makes me feel very very like this:
Here is your ticket info, get on it.
Tickets for the Halifax show go on sale Saturday, November 23 at 10am. Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office at the Halifax Metro Centre, at participating Atlantic Superstore outlets, by calling (902) 451-1221 and online at ticketatlantic.com, evenko.ca and livenation.com
Beginning today, fans can visit (http://bit.ly/RSVPBlackSabbath) to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Wednesday, November 20.
Thursday's dinner and entertainment is set with Auckland, New Zealand resident Erin Fae's zine launch for Imaginary Windows #6 at the Roberts Street Social Centre (2084 Creighton Street, Thursday, September 19, 7pm, free). Imaginary Windows #6 looks at community, vulnerability and longing. There will be kimchi, tacos. Do not spill taco juice on your new zine.
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust 's $75,000 worth in scholarships was divided among emerging artists in the fields of dance, theatre, media (film) studies, music, visual and literary arts. Forty-five recipients were chosen from 101 applicants. See all the winners here. Nerd alert, I am a Big Brother fan, and I am pretty sure that Emmett Blois' brother Willem Blois won an NSTT Scholarship and Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship for piano. Hear me mention this briefly in passing 2:30pm (today, Monday, September 16) on CKDU during my Big Brother themed radio show, Previously On Big Brother. You may think I am joking, but I am not.
Sorry for that interlude. Back to the arts. Next year it could be you, the NSTT has two deadline dates coming up in 2014: 1 March for Spring/Summer study and 1 May for Fall/Winter study. For more information, see www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca
Atlantic Film Festival gave out their industry awards last night (more awards will be given out on Thursday, September 19 between 6:30-7pm at the Closing Gala Awards Ceremony at the Closing Night Gala Film, The Invisible Woman at Park Lane Cinemas. Here are the lucky industry winners, hitch your wagon to their stars, stat.
Best Original Score/Song: David Chisholm for Bunker 6 Presented by Hideout Studios
Best Atlantic Screenwriter: Jasmine Oore for There's Been a Terrible Mistake Presented by the Michael Weir Foundation for the Arts
Best Atlantic Cinematographer: Kyle Cameron for There Are Monsters and Ken LeBlanc for Hive (a tie!) Presented by SIM Digital
Best Atlantic Director: Jay Dahl for There Are Monsters Presented by Panavision
Film Crew Excellence Award: Gary Swim Presented by Film & Creative Industries NS
The First Feature Project: Chris Turner for Lure Presented by Telefilm and Film & Creative Industries NS
AND ALSO CHICAGO IS COMING TO TOWN! I am excited because it was the only band that everyone in my family could agree on growing up and therefore has a special place in my heart. "25 or 6 to 4" is still my brother's go-to karaoke jam. In addition to playing Summerside and Moncton, Chicago play the Halifax Metro Centre on February 23. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 21. Halifax tickets are $99/$75/$60 available as of 10am at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at 451-1221 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.
Also announced today was The Mavericks (November 16 at the Casino Nova Scotia Schooner Room) and blues-rock Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece collective fronted by husband and wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi (November 21, Cunard Centre). Tickets on sale Friday, September 20 at 10am, $55 available at the Ticket Atlantic box office in the Halifax Metro Centre, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at 451-1221 or 1-877-451-1221 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com
This morning Drop Entertainment Group owner Stephen Tobin announced that due to Chris Brown's "recent personal and health-related issues" all four scheduled Energy Rush performances (Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax and Saint John) will be cancelled/postponed until next year. This announcement comes a day after Brown received 1000 hours of community service to be completed this year, due to a probation violation after a hit-and-run accident.
Tobin says it's "an unfortunate conclusion" given the "overwhelming amount of public interest" in the concerts. They hope to work with many of the performers in the future, which is good news for locals performers Cam Smith and Quake Matthews (who were scheduled to open the Halifax date) if nothing else.
Refunds for the August 31 Alderney Landing show will be available at ticketpro.ca or 1-888-311-9090 beginning August 22.
I've already said my piece about this. What do you think of this new development?
Talk about insane job security: KISS have been toiling in the rock mines of the KISS army for a bonkers four decades. Now promoting their latest album, Monster, KISS will be hauling their old bones to the Halifax Metro Centre Thursday, August 1, so start saving those pennies now.
Tickets for KISS in Halifax go on sale this Saturday, April 6 at 10am. Tickets range in price from $88.25 to $113.25 (including tax and applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at participating Atlantic Superstore locations, by phone at (902) 451-1221 (toll free at 1-877-451-1221) and online at ticketatlantic.com, livenation.com and evenko.ca
Please don't bring a baby to the show.
After tickets for the Friday, July 12 concert at the Metro Centre sold out in a matter of minutes, acclaimed rock trio Rush had to recognize. Please read the following quote in your best Geddy Lee voice: "We are thrilled that the good folks of Halifax have forgiven our long absence from their beautiful city and have decided to come out and celebrate with us!!" said Geddy Lee.
Ticket info just below this gif, folks.
Tickets for Rush’s second show in Halifax go on sale this Saturday, March 16 at 10am, Tickets range in price from $69.50 to $124.50 (including tax plus applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at participating Atlantic Superstore locations, by phone at 451-1221 (toll free at 1-877-451-1221) and online at ticketatlantic.com, livenation.com and evenko.ca. Exclusive Rush ticket packages are also available. Visit vipnation.com for package details. For Rush VIP packages, fan club memberships and complete tour and ticket information, visit rush.com.
Admittedly I am a little late on this, and that could be interpreted as me not caring about the momentous news that Rush is coming to Halifax on their Clockwork Angels tour after 25 years of NOT coming to Halifax (details are still to be announced. My money's on the Metro Centre. Or my living room, if they are really strapped for a place).
I would like to clarify that I do indeed care about this. Rush seems like a group of nice guys and Geddy Lee's golden vocal chords contributed to this humdinger of a song from best movie of all time Strange Brew:
That's reason enough to be excited.
Big time fedora fan Leonard Cohen is making a sexy springtime trip to Halifax on his Old Ideas world tour, playing the Halifax Metro Centre on April 13. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18 at 10am, with CBC having a pre-sale starting January 17.
So run, don't walk, to your cellular telephones and get on that shit.
No shit, dummy. We're talking about LEONARD COHEN TICKETS.
Sorry I called you a dummy, Lenny. Get down with your bad self.
Saturday, April 13th at 8pm at the Halifax Metro Centre
Tickets at Metro Centre box office, (902) 451-1221, 1-877-451-1221
TicketAtlantic.com and participating Atlantic Superstores
On sale Friday, January. 18 at 10am
Tip of the gif hat to DrHGuy at 1HeckOfAGuy.com
Great news this morning via The New Halifax:
"Very Happy To Announce the First Show of 2013 for Us.....
The Rap Game Ken Griffey Jr.......
Full Details Coming Soon......"
Yahoo! My favourite weird and amazing looking person RiFF RAFF! He doesn't take kindly to being teased on Twitter but why would anyone want to do that? He's RiFF RAFF and he's an otherwordly being composed of pure love.
This summer, head straight back to those golden days when you made that bong out of a Bolthouse Farms carrot juice bottle and listened to Chicken-n-Beer on repeat while drawing pictures of cartoon mice (anyone?), with the one and only Ludacris!
$47 (plus service charges, advance) gains you entry to 103.5's Energy Rush, August 25 at Alderney Landing (doors 3pm, show 4pm-early!). With Far East Movement, T-Pain, Dru, Anjulie and Zolo.
Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 11 at 10am through ticketpro.ca
Luda, you seem so good natured. Is that true?
The mighty Halifax Pop Explosion, turns 20 this year, and celebrates with the best of the old and the new. Reuniting classic local acts like The Super Friendz, Cool Blue Halo, Strate Jakets and Hip Club Groove (I mean REALLY. This will be great).
And bringing in big names like of Montreal, Black Lips, Atlas Sound, Wintersleep, Career Suicide, Deer Tick, Adventure Club, Elliott BROOD, El-P, Zola Jesus, Born Ruffians, Dan Mangan (with Symphony Nova Scotia), Eugene Mirman, King Tuff, Purity Ring, Clinic, The Pack A.D., The White Buffalo, Bane, Cold Specks, The Blind Shake, The Spring Standards, Humans, Dance Laury Dance, Code Orange Kids, Big John Bates, dVbbs, and Mike O'Neill.
You can fill your boots this October 16-20, so start dreaming now of fall sweaters and cozy earplugs.
Festival wristbands and passes will go on sale at noon on July 6. Quantities are limited. Early bird prices (until July 13 or until sold out) are as follows:
Wristbands: $50 early bird/$65 regular
Priority passes: $100 early bird/$150 regular
VIP passes: $225 early bird/$275 regular
For more informaton on wristbands and passes, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/tickets-passes/ticket-and-pass-info/