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BONEY M “HOLIDAY FAVOURITES AND CLASSIC HITS”

Boney M makes 3 stops in Atlantic Canada with their Holiday Favourites and Classic Hits World Tour! Originally founded in Germany by writer and producer Frank Farian, Boney M. was one ofthe disco-oriented pop acts which dominated the European charts throughout the late seventies and early eighties with a String of hits well remembered to this day.
The biography of Boney M’s hits is extensive. The group had eight Number One hits in the European charts with the following singles: Daddy Cool, Sunny, Ma Baker, Belfast, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, Rasputin, Mary’s Boy Child. In addition to the successes of Boney M’s singles was the success of three Number One albums in the European market.
We are now in the 21st Century and there is obviously no doubt that songs from the past are far more popular than ever before. Boney M’s international success during the past twenty five years has proven that their hits definitely belong to the collection of timeless classics. In 2019, Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell is still a phenomenal live act drawing huge crowds throughout Europe. The live show is as spectacular as ever and they are currently making live appearances in concert halls, galas, open-airs and festivals around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 17th, 7:30pm
Saint John, NB
TD Station
(Formerly Harbour Station)

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Wednesday, December 18th, 7:30pm
Halifax, NS
Scotiabank Centre

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Friday, December 20th, 7:30pm
St. Johns, NL
Mile One Centre

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“SAWYER BROWN” and “BLACKHAWK” perform live at the Molson Canadian Centre in Moncton May 31, 2020!

The East Coast Production Group invites you to join us when two Classic Country Bands “SAWYER BROWN” and “BLACKHAWK” perform live at the Molson Canadian Centre in Moncton May 31, 2020!

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about Sawyer Brown.  More than 4500 shows and counting. Twenty-three albums and over 50 chart singles with hits, including “Step That Step,” “The Walk,” “Thank God for You,” “The Boys and Me,” as well as the band’s anthem: “Some Girls Do.”  This award-winning group loves to perform and have earned their place as one of the premier live acts in music. The group began by playing 275-300 nights a year for the first decade or more of its career—and has never come off the road.

For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ‘90s, and still draws fans to their electrifying live performances.

Tickets for this double-bill all ages event start at $49.99 each (+ tax/fee) and are available this Friday, November 29 at 10am.

Ticket Purchase options available online at ecpg.ca, by calling Ticketpro at 888-311-9090 or in person at the Casino Gift Shop during regular hours.

Doors open at 7pm with BlackHawk taking the stage at 8pm.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S COMING TO TOWN!

ATLANTIC CANADA SHOWS

May 22 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax
May 23 – Avenir Centre – Moncton

(Halifax, NS) – Michael Bublé has announced 27 new North American tour dates in 2020 following the phenomenal global success of his “An Evening With Michael Bublé” Tour. The new leg of dates begins in Jacksonville, Florida on March 17th with stops in Boston, San Francisco, Vegas and several other stops, including the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Friday, May 22 and the Avenir Centre in Moncton, Saturday, May 23 (see full list of tour dates below).

Tickets will be available via a special Fan Club pre-sale that launches on November 12.

Tickets for the public go on sale on Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tickets for the Halifax show range in price from $99.50 – $189.50 (including tax plus applicable service charge) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office at the Scotiabank Centre, at participating Atlantic Superstore outlets, by calling (902) 451-1221 / 1-877-451-1221 and online at ticketatlantic.comevenko.ca and livenation.com.

Tickets for the Moncton show range in price from $99.50 – $189.50 (including tax plus applicable service charge) and will be available at the Avenir Centre Box Office (150 Canada Street) online at avenircentre.comevenko.ca and livenation.com.

Showtime is 8 p.m. with doors at 7 p.m. This is all an all-ages show.

“In the U.S. alone, Bublé has already performed for over half a million fans. The demand to see Michael Bublé in concert is bigger than ever and with his high visibility around Christmas time, tickets truly make an ideal holiday gift,” commented Don Fox, the head of Beaver Productions, the tour’s national promoter.

In other Bublé news, Warner Records/Reprise Records has announced the release of a brand-new rendition of “White Christmas.” Bublé’s quintessential holiday album Christmas has been a No. 1 staple since its release and last year alone Christmasaccumulated over one billion streams.  It is by far the biggest holiday album of the decade.

Michael Bublé has sold over 60 million records worldwide over the course of his extraordinary career, has had numerous No. 1 singles, hosted seven NBC specials and won four Grammys and multiple Juno Awards as a performer and songwriter.  He is a multi-platinum artist and his most recent album, ❤️ (love), was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

“AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BUBLE” 2020 TOUR DATES:

March 17, 2020 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
March 18, 2020 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
March 20, 2020 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
March 21, 2020 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
March 22, 2020 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 24, 2020 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum
March 25, 2020 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 27, 2020 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
March 28, 2020 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
March 29, 2020 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
March 31, 2020 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 1, 2020 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 3, 2020 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 4, 2020 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
April 5, 2020 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
May 2, 2020 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
May 3, 2020 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
May 5, 2020 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
May 8, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
May 9, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 13, 2020 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
May 14, 2020 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
May 16, 2020 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
May 17, 2020 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
May 19, 2020 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
May 22, 2020 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre 
May 23, 2020 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre

2 CANADIAN ROCK ICONS Share 1 Stage for 1 Night Only

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The East Coast Production Group invites you to join us when two Canadian music groups LOVERBOY and TROOPER perform live at the Molson Canadian Centre in Moncton, April 4, 2020!For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” (and on weekends), delighting audiences around the world!  Having sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques (including the four-million-selling Get Lucky), and a trio of double-platinum releases they also won six Juno awards in 1982.  The group was one of the top 5 grossing touring acts in the world, performing in over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada!

TROOPER’s story goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award for Band of the Year and ongoing sold-out shows across Canada to this day. Universal Music acknowledges them as “one of Canada’s top five selling bands of all time” and the Vancouver Sun has called them “Canadian rock heroes of the first order … the best performing band in Canada”.  They continue to perform their huge collection of hits with the vitality and sense of humor that has served them well on their steady march through the hills and valleys of Canadian Rock and Roll.

Tickets for this double-bill all ages event start at $56.99 each (+ tax/fee) and are ON SALE NOW! Doors open at 7pm with TROOPER taking the stage at 8pm.

SUPERTRAMP’S ROGER HODGSON

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Roger Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and was with them until his departure in 1983. During the 14 years that he was with the band he wrote, sang, and arranged most of the enduring rock standards that made Supertramp a worldwide phenomenon.  His timeless classics such as “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture,” and “It’s Raining Again,” helped the band sell well over 60 million albums.

While many may not recognize the name Roger Hodgson, everyone recognizes his signature voice – one of the most distinctive voices in rock history.  The classic hit songs that he wrote and sang, often referred to as “Supertramp” songs, are actually Roger Hodgson songs.

In 2019, Hodgson continues to perform all these hits that he first recorded with Supertramp along with his other classics – “Sister Moonshine,” “Child of Vision,” “Hide in Your Shell,” “Even in the Quietest Moments,” and fan favorites from his solo albums – “Had a Dream,” “Only Because of You,” “Lovers in the Wind,” “In Jeopardy,” and “Along Came Mary.”  Accompanied by a stunning four-piece band, Hodgson’s ‘Breakfast in America’ tour will bring him to many countries around the world.

THE OFFSPRING and SUM 41 Special guest DINOSAUR PILE-UP

THE OFFSPRING and SUM 41
Special guest DINOSAUR PILE-UP

November 12 – Scotiabank Centre – Halifax
November 13 – Avenir Centre – Moncton

(Halifax, NS) – The Offspring and Sum 41 have announced a Canadian tour with special guest Dinosaur Pile-Up that will kick off on Tuesday, November 12 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax and visit the Avenir Centre in Moncton on Wednesday, November 13 (see full date dates below).

Tickets will be available via a special pre-sale that launches tomorrow, August 20 at
10 a.m. local time.

Tickets for the public go on sale this Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tickets for the Halifax show range in price from $61.25 – $91.25 (including tax and applicable service charge) and will be available at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office at the Scotiabank Centre, at participating Atlantic Superstore outlets, by calling (902) 451-1221 / 1-877-451-1221 and online at ticketatlantic.comevenko.ca and livenation.com.

Tickets for the Moncton show range in price from $68.05 – $99.35 (including tax and applicable service) and will be available by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at avenircentre.comevenko.ca and livenation.com. Tickets will be available in person at the Avenir Centre Box Office (150 Canada Street) beginning on Monday, August 26 at 9 a.m.

Showtime is 7 p.m. with doors at 6 p.m. This is an all-ages show.

The mega-platinum-selling Offspring recently announced that they’re putting the finishing touches on their first album in seven years. The band has been recording with Grammy-winning producer Bob Rock in between extensive tours on a yet-to-be-titled album – their first since 2012’s Days Go By and their third consecutive release with Rock, who also produced 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.  2019 marks two important milestones for the Southern California-based group, including the 35th anniversary of their formation and the 25th anniversary of 1994’s landmark album, Smash. Since its debut, Smash has sold over 10 million copies and remains the highest-selling indie album of all time. The band, who are currently touring overseas, just wrapped a North American run that included Vans Warped Tour 25thAnniversary shows. Their high-octane performance at the recent Atlantic City date drew praise from Brooklyn Vegan, who wrote, “they’ve really got a lot of hits and they still have the energy, the attitude and the nasally sneer needed to deliver. The Offspring’s classics are embedded into punk’s DNA at this point. If you care about this kind of music, they’ve probably impacted you either directly or indirectly. And they still bring it.”

Sum 41 are celebrating the chart success of their most recent release, Order In Decline (Hopeless Records) and have locked in spots at #2 on the Top 200, #1 Rock and #1 Hard Music on the Canadian album charts. The success continued worldwide with #2 spots on both the US Current Rock and Hard Music Album Charts, #3 on the US Alternative Charts, #8 on the US Top Current Albums charts, as well as a #2 spot on the UK Rock & Metal Charts. Order In Decline is available to stream and purchase via Hopeless Records at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. The lead single from the album, “Out For Blood,” landed the band in the Top 10 of the Canadian Active Rock Radio share and currently holds the #7 spot.  The single peaked at #1 on Sirius XM Octane and has been added to numerous streaming playlists.

About the Offspring
Over the course of their remarkable career, The Offspring have performed over a thousand shows to packed-house crowds across the globe. They’ve hit the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart 4 times and their last single, ‘Coming For You’, marked the 27th Billboard Alternative Songs entry for The Offspring, tying them with R.E.M. for sixth place among acts with the most visits since the chart began in 1988. They join an elite group led by U2, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters. The Offspring have written and recorded a plethora of blockbuster radio hits, including ‘Self Esteem‘ (176 million Spotify streams and 36 million YouTube views) ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright‘ (232 million Spotify, 63 million YouTube), ‘Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)’ (153 million Spotify, 12 million YouTube) and ‘You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid‘ (281 million Spotify, 34 million YouTube), among many others. Along the way, they’ve sold over 40 million albums (including more than 11 million copies of 2005’s ‘Americana‘ and have racked up billions of streams.

About Sum 41
Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo. After selling more than 15 million records worldwide, a Grammy Award nomination, 2 Juno Awards (and 7 nominations), a Kerrang! Award in 2002, as well as multiple Alternative Press Music AwardsSum 41 is quite simply a rock band – uncompromising and honest with no intention of slowing down.
The Offspring and Sum 41 Tour dates:

11/12 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre

11/15 – St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 – Sudbury, ON  – Sudbury Arena
11/17 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
11/22 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 – Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/27 – Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 – Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre

SHEILA E. | ASIA & NUGRUV at Halifax Waterfront TD Main Stage – Friday July 12, 2019

Sheila Escovedo picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three. Sheila delivered her first solo performance to a live audience two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and performers in the world. Best known to music fans as Sheila E., she became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye (on his final world tour), Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Nicks among others.

Sheila E.’s producing, arranging, and performance talents have been showcased throughout the music and film industry with appearances on, The Academy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, BET Awards, The American Music Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Summer Olympics, WOW Awards, ALMA’s, and The Image Awards just to name a few. In 2014,  Sheila  released her literary biography Titled The Beat of My Own Drum, and her solo album,  ICON. Following Prince’s death she released  the single Girl Meets Boy in memory of the late, great, Prince.

Sheila E. continues to produce and perform music throughout the world. Her current studio project and tour, ICONIC, is Sheila’s continued contribution to the music industry and her efforts in awareness to social issues and humanitarianism. Sheila E. is CEO of the entertainment company StilettoFlats Inc. located in Los Angeles California.

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Stanfest 2019

Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher to headline the
Stan Rogers Folk Festival, July 25 – 28 in Canso, Nova Scotia

Day and weekend passes available now!

(Canso, NS) – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriter Festival, is excited to announce its 2019 headliners: Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher at its 23 rd event in Canso, Nova Scotia from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28.
Known internationally for songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner,” Suzanne Vega has pushed the boundaries of folk music throughout her 30-year career. Sarnia-born Donovan Woods is a contemporary songwriter and storyteller par excellence. Each song rings with truth and shows the marks of a skilled hand, on par with some of Canada’s best songwriters and rounding out the top of the bill is New Brunswick’s Jeremy Dutcher.  His genre-defying 2018 debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa has garnered him both a Polaris Prize and a JUNO award, and taken the Canadian music industry by storm.

Consistent every year, the lineup builds on a solid core of East Coast talent. This year, Stanfest presents Dave Gunning, Bruce Guthro, Rose Cousins, JP Cormier, Còig, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys. And showcasing new and up-and-comingAtlantic Canadian artists expect to see Gabrielle Papillon, Kellie Loder, Rachel Beck, Reeny Smith, Garrett Mason, T. Thomason, Hello Delaware, The Bombadils, and Villages.

The 2019 roster also shines a spotlight on artists from Manitoba, including The Small Glories, Joey Landreth, and Madeleine Roger along with two Smithsonian Folkways label-mates: Montrealer Kaia Kater and Boston-based Lula Wiles. Additionally, PEI-based classical ensemble Atlantic String Machine will be featured in the weekend’s
programming.
Toronto-based artists The Weather Station, Justin Nozuka, and Lydia Persaud will each bring their unique spin on folk music and two European imports – Talisk, 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of the Year, and fiddle supergroup, Scandinavian String Alliance – will be present, along with road warrior wordsmiths, Garnet Rogers and Malcolm Holcombe.
“There are plenty of fresh faces on the roster, but part of the joy of Stanfest has alwaysbeen discovering the best new talent in folk music,” says Chris Greencorn, ArtisticDirector of Stanfest. “We’ve brought together a really vibrant group of artists this year,and I think it’s something our entire audience will be able to dig into.”

For more information on performing artists, visit: stanfest.com/artists/.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Advance weekend passes are $145 plus tax
and day passes vary in price and are available here: stanfest.com/tickets. Children 12
and under are FREE.

Campsites are available by contacting the festival office toll free at 1 (888) 554-7826.
RV sites are $90 plus tax and tent sites are $70 plus tax. For more information, visit:
stanfest.com/tickets.
About Stan Rogers Folk Festival
The Stan Rogers Folk Festival is a celebration of musical talent honouring one of
Canada’s most prolific songwriters, Stan Rogers. The weekend-long musical adventure
features a variety of genres, including folk, country, jazz, swing, blues, rag, gospel, pop,
rock, bluegrass and world music and has won the East Coast Music Award for Event of
the Year three times (2002-2004). During each day of the festival, four daytime stages
operate concurrently from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The evening stage begins at 7 p.m. and
stretches into the wee hours. Thousands camp on-site and at nearby campgrounds.
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Honeymoon Suite – Derry Grehan

EastCoastLive’s Sarah MacDonald spoke with Honeymoon Suite’s Derry Grehan last week about their lasting 30+ year legacy as a group here in Canada, their upcoming single to hopefully be released in August, as well as an upcoming new full-length album in the works! Most important of all, of course, they spoke at length about one of their biggest stretches of performance dates in Atlantic Canada to date taking place this summer, including their highly anticipated performance at Queen Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS on August 25 th !

ECL: It’s great to see that you’ll be performing lots of dates here in Atlantic Canada this summer! We’re really excited to see you perform in Liverpool, NS on August 25 th at Queens Place Emera Centre, most notably! The following you have here is great!
DG: Yes, it sure is! We always have a great time whenever we come out there. We usually don’t get these many dates in Atlantic Canada but this summer is going to be great. I can’t wait!

ECL: Are you working on any new music to be performed this summer?
DG: We are! As a matter of fact, Johnnie and I were in Nashville last finishing up the new single for the album. It was literally just mixed. It’s really cool sounding and we hope to get it out by August. As of right now, we have 11 bed tracks completed for the new album.

ECL: Honeymoon Suite have been together and performing together now for 30+ years. What’s the secret to your success?
DG: Well, we’ve got radio and our fans to thank for that, basically. The demand is still there. I never thought we would go this long. The touring business has gone up, the radio airplay is consistent. I don’t know, people just really like the band! We’ve got the older generation of fans, and we’re picking up newer people all the time at shows. Plus, there aren’t that many Canadian bands of our calibre, or our genre left. Right now it’s in high demand and we’re greatly benefiting from that. I don’t try to over-analyze it too much, and just got for it for as long as we can!

ECL: So, I read recently that you incurred a bit of an injury. How are you doing, and how is it healing?
DG: Oh, the hand! Yes, that happened about 6 weeks ago when I dropped a 15 pound weight on it and, and it crushed the bones at the tip of my ring finger in 5 places. I had surgery the next day because I was lucky enough to have a great hand doctor who was able to fix it up right away for me. Right now it’s healing very nicely. It should be back up to full function in a matter of weeks. During the whole ordeal I didn’t miss a single show! I had a double-nighter two weeks after I broke it, and had to learn the entire set using three fingers.

ECL: Your daughter, I hear, is getting into music as well?
DG: Yes, my 17 year old, Leah Marlene. She a singer/singwriter with a wonderful voice who actually put her first album out this year. In the Summertime, she goes out and performs at local shows and festivals and has even opened for Honeymoon Suite in Canada at a few of our festival dates. She starts college next year and will be attending Belmont University in Nashville for songwriting and music so a lot of great things are happening for her right now.

ECL: What are you plans post-summer concert season?
DG: Well, the single, like I said, comes out in August. The music industry has changed so much in recent years. What a lot of bands will do now is release singles rather than full-length albums. We’ll do both. Our new label is based out of Nashville so soon we’ll be getting together there to begin going over our marketing plans for the new single and music video. The full-length album will be released at a later time. Personally, I’ll be moving to Nashville this summer. That’s where the business is right now and where I want to be more often so it just makes sense.

If you want to catch Honeymoon Suite on tour this fall, visit Honeymoon Suite’s Website

Atlantic Canadian Dates:
July 18 th , 2019 – Bathurst, NB
August 3 rd , 2019 – Tyne Valley, PEI
August 24 th , 2019 – Sydney, NS
August 25 th , 2019 – Liverpool, NS  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
August 30 th , 2019 – Rothesay, NB

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