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Title:
Johnny Reid Revival with Jessica Mitchell and Glass Tiger
When:
Mon, Mar 19
Where:
Enmax Center - Lethbridge
Category:
Pop

Description

Time: 7-9 p.m.

tickets:$85.75, $105.75, $120.75

Chart-topping, multi-platinum, award winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid announced today that he will embark on the 2018 Revival National Tour. Joining Reid will be his long-time Big Band, The Soul Providers and special appearance by the Grammy nominated, JUNO Award winning group Glass Tiger and Jessica Mitchell

Tickets Go On Sale Friday November 10th at 10AM
Tickets Can Be Purchased Online at www.enmaxcentre.ca
In Person at ENMAX Centre
Or By Calling (403) 329-7328

Johnny Reid announced today that Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell will join him on the previously announced “Revival” 2018 National Tour as direct support. Often referred to as Country’s Adele by media outlets across Canada, Mitchell who is set to release her debut album Heart of Glass this Spring, brings her richly unique sound and powerful storytelling capabilities to Reid’s extensive outing of 46+ dates.

"I’m thrilled to have Jessica join us,” said Reid. “She’s a great performer with great songs and a soulful voice. She’s the real deal and a perfect fit for Revival."

We look forward to seeing everyone March 19th at ENMAX Centre!

 Johnny Reid http://www.johnnyreid.com

Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totaling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.
Already a chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artist in Canada, Reid’s songwriting resonates with audiences across the globe. Widely known for his energetic stage performances and talent for finding the grandeur in the highs and lows of everyday life; he’s an extraordinary talent, unique in his field, making him one of the most loved and celebrated artists of his time.
“From a young age, I listened to all kinds of music,” Reid says. “My mother was a big fan of Stax and Detroit soul. My father was a big fan of all music as long as it told a story. I have taken the instrumentation, performance, and energy of soul and annexed that with storytelling of things that really matter in this world: family, love, and friendship.”
Having released seven best-selling albums and 2 multi-platinum certified DVD’s, Reid’s massive success has caught the attention of famed artists such as Joe Cocker, for whom he penned the platinum selling single “Fire It Up” and famed producer Bob Ezrin (Lou Reed, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel), whom he shares a recording partnership with.
His recordings are filled with classic rock riffs laced with blue-collar roots and a voice that brims with force and honesty. He’s an undeniable fan favourite, writing songs that chronicle the working class hero and have a blue-collar everyman feel, filled with fervent honesty and just the right mix of both personal and universal storytelling.
Connecting with audiences of all ages, Reid thrives as a performer and songwriter sharing his stories and songs around the world with incalculable influence. He’s a modern day working class hero with long standing collective appeal – one that captures the hearts of many one song at a time.
Jessica Mitchell

Country-folk songstress Jessica Mitchell is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book. Based in Toronto, and Nashville TN, she has spent the last decade digging deeper into her artistry, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound, which has lead her to become country music’s best kept secret.

After years of experimenting and dabbling in the rock genre, her dream of becoming a rock ‘n’ roll queen quickly shifted towards the country maven she is today. Joining forces with Slaight Music, it wasn’t until this pivotal moment where Mitchell was inspired by the raw honesty and storytelling nature of the country music genre. “What I love so much about the genre is the clever way in which country singers emote,” explains Mitchell. Influenced by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos and Radiohead, Mitchell’s music tells it like it is, while delivering emotional vulnerability that showcases a more mysterious truth.

Mitchell’s own vulnerability is felt through tracks such as “That Record Saved My Life” and the soul searching “Grown Up Things”, which was written during what Mitchell describes as one of her darkest periods.

After losing her mother to a long battle with cancer, Mitchell had her own epiphany about what kind of artist she wanted to become. As she puts it, “You’ll never see the light until it’s completely dark, and it got DARK for a while.” Staying true to who she is as a songwriter Mitchell believes that at the heart of every relatable piece of music is pain and loss. Her hope is that sharing these personal experiences will forge genuine bonds with her audience.

Being introduced to Todd Clark of Pilot Speed as a writing partner enabled Mitchell to explore new ideas through conversation, and in turn expand her repertoire. “I want to connect with people,” she says, “and create something that sounds real to someone. Something that might change someone’s life or help that person through a difficult time.”

When listening to Mitchell’s music, she makes it very easy for you to latch onto her inviting melodies and the genuine, soulful nature of her words. The rich tone and hopefulness in her voice grabs you and pulls you in – and once the song is over, you can’t help but feel as though you have personally connected with her on a deeper level.

Glass Tiger www.glasstiger.ca

Alan Frew-Vocals
Sam Reid-Keyboards
Alan Connelly-Guitar
Wayne Parker-Bass
Chris McNeill-Drums

Discovered in the summer of 1984 when a band from Newmarket, Ontario called Tokyo spent two evenings performing before capacity crowds at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens opening for Boy George and Culture Club. Their dynamic original sound captured the moment, and the race to sign them was on. Tokyo, which had become a major force in suburban high schools and the Ontario club circuit, officially became Glass Tiger early the following year when a record deal was finally signed with Capitol Records.

With Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith; Ozzy Osbourne) behind the boards Glass Tiger was immediately introduced to the recording studio to work on their first album. The Thin Red Line set a record for being the fastest selling debut recording in Canadian history, going gold within weeks of its release. To date, this album has received four Platinum records in Canada and went Gold in the United States. One of Glass Tiger’s many hit singles “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” yielded a #2 spot on Billboard that was followed by “Someday” which reached #5. Both songs also made Canadian history when Glass Tiger won successive Juno's a year apart for Single of the Year from the same album.

With five Juno awards and a Grammy nomination under their belt, Glass Tiger was invited as the “Special Guests” for Tina Turner’s 1987 European tour.

Glass Tiger’s second release Diamond Sun, and third album, Simple Mission, solidified their reputation as being one of Canada’s best song crafters. Diamond Sun sported four charting singles: “Diamond Sun,” “I’m Still Searching,” “My Song,” and “(Watching) Worlds Crumble,” achieving Double Platinum status; while Simple Mission went Platinum, with “Animal Heart”, and the notable Celtic duet classic, "My Town", which features the legendary Rod Stewart.

With such a colourful past - world tours, hit singles, millions sold, top producers, and sharing stages with some of the biggest acts of all time, Glass Tiger’s history would seem complete. However outside of a short hiatus during the mid 90’s Glass Tiger continues to play to enthusiastic crowds throughout North America.
“Our performances have never been tighter, and we are playing at our highest level ever, we are re-ignited, recharged and looking forward to every show." Says lead singer Alan Frew.

Venue

Map
Venue:
Enmax Center   -   Website
Street:
2510 Scenic Dr S
ZIP:
T1K 1N2
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

(403) 320-4040

The City of Lethbridge ENMAX Centre was built as a lasting legacy of the 1975 Canada Winter Games.

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