k.d. Selected as an Ambassador for Canada’s 150th Celebrations
Montreal, May 9, 2017 - Ahead of her August 12 to September 19, 2017 Ingénue Redux Canadian Tour, k.d. lang has announced an exciting wave of new and talented singer-songwriters to perform in the opening slot at her upcoming concerts. After consulting with numerous talent agencies, record labels, and each provincial music association to explore the talent pool in all of her tour markets, lang and her team have hand-selected innovative and inspiring performers from every region that complement her musical style. As one of the principal trendsetters and influencers selected by Canadian Heritage Minister, Mélanie Joly, k.d. lang will be counted among a dynamic group of Canada 150 Ambassadors from all walks of life. An artist proud of her Canadian roots, lang has taken this honour deeply to heart and will open her stage to fellow Canadian musicians from each of the diverse communities she’ll be performing in as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. lang has previously demonstrated her commitment to furthering Canadian talent worldwide by famously covering fellow Canadian artists’ songs, notably on her 2004 Hymns of the 49th Parallel album, and she proudly stands by her chosen roster of exceptional support artists on her upcoming tour.
This tour, presented by AEG Presents, comes on the 25th anniversary of lang’s platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched her into stardom around the world. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, lang will be hitting the road across each Canadian province, where fans in 17 cities coast to coast, from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, NL, will have the pleasure of experiencing lang perform live as she brings her singular singing style to classics spanning her 30-year repertoire. Additionally, Ingénue will be re-issued this summer both as a special boxed set and on vinyl.
Here is the list of tour dates and newly added opening acts:
Saturday August 12 - Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre - Laura Mitic
Sunday, August 13 - Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre - Laura Mitic
Wednesday August 16 - Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre - Jon Bryant
Thursday August 17 - Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre - Jon Bryant
Saturday August 19 - Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Chloe Albert
Sunday August 20 - Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Chloe Albert
Tuesday August 22 - Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place - Kacy & Clayton
Wednesday August 23 - Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Mariel Buckley Thursday August 24 - Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - Mariel Buckley Saturday August 26 - Regina, SK, Conexus Arts Centre - Kacy & Clayton
Sunday August 27 - Winnipeg, MB, Burton Cummings Theatre - Joey Landreth
Wednesday August 30 - Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts - Donovan Woods Thursday August 31 - Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts - Donovan Woods Saturday September 2 - Montreal, QC, Place des Arts - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Gabrielle Shonk Sunday September 3 - Quebec, QC, Grand Théâtre de Québec - Beyries
Thursday September 7 - Moncton, NB, Casino New Brunswick - Brittany McQuinn
Friday September 8 - Charlottetown, PEI, Eastlink Centre Charlottetown - Caroline Savoie Saturday September 9 - Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre - Port Cities
Monday September 11 - Sydney, NS, Centre 200 - Ria Mae
Thursday September 14 - St John's, NL, Mile One Centre - Janet Cull
Saturday September 16 - Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre Gala – NAC Orchestra
Sunday September 17 - Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre - Jeremy Fisher
Tuesday September 19 - Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) - Tim Beattie
k.d. lang will tour Canada from August 12 to September 19, 2017, reaching every province from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, NL. Tickets are on sale at each venue and at all usual outlets.