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  1. Crazy how much of Canadian Tire Centre is blocked off.  I was happily surprised during presale to see that less than half the venue was available but today during regular onsale I noticed the 300 sections are now off the map.  That leaves what, maybe 4,000 seats in a 20,000 seater?

    Regardless I picked up 5th row floors on the presale.  The only downside will be missing The Donny McCaslin Group at jazzfest that night, but I'll deal somehow!


  2. 1 hour ago, Freak By Night said:

    Tears for Fears and/or Hall & Oates.

    Though neither are jazz, they just announced a co-headlining summer tour with dates in the area around the time of the Ottawa Jazzfest.

    Co-headlining?  That surprises me.  Without googling I think the average person could name way more H&O song titles than T4F songs, no?


  3. 6 minutes ago, bradm said:

    There's a new (super)group called "Hudson" (drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield)

    https://www.jambase.com/article/hudson-supergroup-announces-2017-tour-dates

    They're playing in Saratoga Springs, NY on June 25; Toronto, ON on June 29; and Montreal, QC on June 30. I hope they'll be in Ottawa, maybe between Saratoga and Toronto.

    Aloha,

    Brad

    That sounds like it would be pretty great.


  4. 28 minutes ago, bradm said:

    It looks like Rod Stewart is on tour nearby around the time of the fest:

    July 12 Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
    July 14 Bangor, ME — Darlings Waterfront Pavilion
    July 15 Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
    July 18 Wantagh, NY — Jones Beach Theater
    July 19 Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
    July 21 Bethel, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    July 22 Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    Aloha,

    Brad

    That would actually be pretty great, especially with Cyndi Lauper on the bill, but I don't know...it would have to be on the 16th, right after Great Woods, or maayybe on the 11th.  Hope so, but I doubt it.

    Agreed that there will be much Canadiana on the bill this summer and while they will spin it as a celebration of 150, I'm guessing it will actually be because of the low Canadian dollar.

    For Canadian talent they could get...maybe Neil?  Bryan Adams is in Europe, Billy Talent will already have come through town, The Hip are obviously out of the picture.  Of course Blue Rodeo will be there.  Maybe The Weeknd (missp?).  

    I'm surprised they've never mined the wealth of b-level retro Canadian acts like Trooper, Loverboy, April Wine, David Wilcox, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite...that sort of thing.  I'm not saying they should, but they've gotta go down that road eventually, no?

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