Date: Saturday, October 08, 2011 At 08:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MONDAY JUNE 20TH, 2011
MOODY BLUES PRECIOUS CARGO TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE – VICTORIA, BC
ROCK LEGENDS THE MOODY BLUES TO EMBARK ON CROSS-CANADIAN “PRECIOUS CARGO” FALL TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 8
NEW MOODY BLUES GREATEST HITS COLLECTION TO BE RELEASED IN TWO EDITIONS – “ICON” AND “ICON 2” -- JULY 19 ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES FEATURING THE BAND’S “ICONIC” AND LEGENDARY SONGS
The Moody Blues will embark on their first cross-Canadian Fall tour in more than a decade, playing in 17 markets around the country. The Canadian tour titled “Precious Cargo” will begin on September 15 in Halifax, NS and will continue through October 8 in Victoria, BC (see tour dates below). The band will be touring in support of their new upcoming Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) greatest hits collection which will be released in two editions on July 19, as part of their highly successful Icon series.
The latest Icon series releases available on July 19 -- Icon and Icon 2 -- single disc and double disc formats -- will include The Moody Blues’ legendary hits and fan favorites from their 14 studio albums that have spanned more than 35 years of groundbreaking music: Days Of Future Passed (1967), In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968), On The Threshold Of A Dream (1969), To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969), A Question of Balance (1970), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971), Seventh Sojourn (1972), Octave (1978), Long Distance Voyager (1981), The Present (1983), The Other Side Of Life (1986), Sur La Mer (1988), Keys Of The Kingdom (1991) and Strange Times (1999). The two-disc set will also include a bonus track from the band’s holiday December (2003) album.
The single disc version, Icon, will include 11 tracks: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon),” “Ride My See-Saw,” “Question,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Gemini Dream,” “The Voice,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere.”
The double-disc version, Icon 2, will include the above tracks, plus 12 additional songs and a bonus track: “Legend Of A Mind,” “Voices In The Sky,” “Watching And Waiting,” “Lost In A Lost World,” “Steppin’ In A Slide Zone,” “Driftwood,” “The Voice,” “Talking Out Of Turn,” “Blue World,” “Sitting At The Wheel,” “Say It With Love,” “Strange Times” and “December Snow” (bonus track).
UMe’s Icon series features “great artists and great songs at a great price.” Each collection offers greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites; and previous Icon releases have included such legendary artists as Stevie Wonder, Rush, KISS, Johnny Cash, James Brown, Jackson 5 and Patsy Cline, and many more.
The band’s “Nights In White Satin” originally released in 1967 from their landmark “Days Of Future Passed” album, recently landed at #2 on the UK Rock Chart, and at #27 on the BBC Radio 1 chart, making it the fourth time that “Nights” has charted in its 40-plus year history. The song’s resurgence ignited from a recent cover performance by Matt Cardle, winner of Simon Cowell’s hit UK show “The X Factor.”
The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits has generated No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles. The band has sold out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the all-time best-selling album and top-grossing touring bands in existence.
The Fall Canadian “Precious Cargo” tour dates are as follows:
9/15/11 Metro Centre Halifax, NS
9/16/11 Coliseum Moncton, NB
9/18/11 Pavillon de la Jeunesse Quebec City, QC
9/19/11 Centre Bell Montreal, QC
9/21/11 K Rock Centre Kingston, ON
9/22/11 Scotiabank Centre Ottawa, ON
9/23/11 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
9/24/11 JL Centre London, ON
9/26/11 Sudbury Arena Sudbury, ON
9/28/11 Thunder Bay Auditorium Thunder Bay, ON
9/30/11 Pantages Playhouse Theatre Winnipeg, MB
10/2/11 Conexus Centre Regina, SK
10/3/11 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
10/4/11 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
10/5/11 Interior Savings Center Kamloops, BC
10/7/11 Queen Elizabeth Center Vancouver, BC
10/8/11 Save On Foods Memorial Center Victoria, BC
Tickets (incl. HST) $59.00 & $89.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
For Tickets call (250) 220-7777
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT DRALION
EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY FROM JUNE 22 - 26, 2011 AT SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Exclusive Discounted Tickets Available Online Now for Cirque Club Members Tickets for General Public On Sale from December 6
Victoria, November 30, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”), will be performing in Victoria from June 22 - 26, 2011 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre for eight performances only.
Advance discounted tickets for Dralion are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through December 5. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting December 6 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion or by calling 250-220-7777.
Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. In Fall 2010, Dralion will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters.
Category 1 and 2:
Adults: From $45 to $85
Children (12 & under): From $36 to $69
Military, Seniors & Students: From $40.50 to $72
Through December 5 only, special discounts on tickets in Category 1 and 2 are available online to Cirque Club members. Join now at www.cirqueclub.com.
Adults: From $100 to $105
Children (12 & under): From $80 to $85
Military, Seniors & Students: $90
Show Schedule (June 22 - 26, 2011):
Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 24 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, June 25 at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 26 at 1pm and 5 pm
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Online Press Room
For more information, including downloadable images, please visit the Cirque du Soleil online press room at www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/default.aspx