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Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen released a brand new studio album called Old Ideas. It did not take long before achieving platinum certification. His Canadian brother Ian Tyson who, under the duo Ian & Sylvia, launched one of the most beloved Canadian classics of all time—”Four Strong Winds”—is releasing a brand new studio album called Raven Singer on May 29. Ian has been living near High River, Alberta for the past while, diggin’ the rural life of ranchin’ cowboyism. He has released a string of critically-acclaimed country music records. The title of the new album comes from Ian’s attending a sweat lodge ceremony at the Nakoda First Nation during which he was bestowed the name Ka-ree-a-hiatha (Raven that Sings). In March, Tyson was named the 100th Calgary Stampede Parade Marshall. Ian Tyson still performs on average 40 concerts per year and with a brand new album, this year should not be an exception. More info can be found at Ian Tyson’s Official Website.
Speaking of tours, guess who has announced a major North American tour in the fall? Leonard Cohen blasts off in the southern U.S. on Halloween night finishing off in New York on December 20. Below are the Canadian dates.
November 12 / Vancouver, BC / Rogers Arena
November 16 / Calgary, AB / Scotiabank Saddledome
November 18 / Edmonton, AB / Rexall Place
November 20 / Saskatoon, SK / Credit Union Centre
November 28 / Montreal, QC / Bell Centre
December 2 / Quebec City, QC / Colisee Pepsi
December 4 / Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre
December 7 / Ottawa, ON / Scotiabank Place
December 11 / London, ON / John Labatt Centre
December 13 / Kingston, ON / K-Rock Centre
More info on Leonard Cohen’s tour can be found HERE.
For those of you keeping track of Carly Rae Jepsen’s catapult into the international pop arena, she did fly down to Los Angeles and meet with her new management team including Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun. Via Twitter, she has shared, in addition to the choice photo here, her first impressions of the two gentlemen.
Justin Bieber is “passionate, talented, charming”.
Scooter Braun is “sincere, powerful, and intelligent”.
Justin Bieber also shared his first impressions of Carly:
Carly Rae Jepsen is “kind, talented, and the real deal”.
Carly’s EP, Curiosity, debuted on the Canadian Billboard Albums Chart at #6 this week. And the title-track from the EP has entered the Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Canada’s other #1 women are in Los Angeles right now as well. Avril Lavigne should have returned form her Black Star Tour in Asia and Nikki Yanofsky is there visiting too. Wouldn’t it be cool if all the Canadian artists in Los Angeles got together for a party? Maybe Avril can serve up some of her famous pea soup.
Leonard Cohen’s new album, Old Ideas, is still high on the charts, at #2 this week, behind Adele. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is at #2 on the Singles Chart, behind Katy Perry’s new single ”Part of Me”. Over the past few days, “Call Me Maybe” has off-and-on been a worldwide Twitter trend.
Kreesha Turner will be releasing a third single from her excellent album Tropic Electric. She is filming the music video in the party capital of Canada–Montreal. It’s a secret as to which track is being released as single #3.
Speaking of partying, one of the country’s hottest bands, the awesome duo Alfa Rococo, is also releasing a new single. “La société des loisirs” from their 2010 sophomore album, Chasser le malheur, is the one. You can listen to a sample of it at their website HERE.
Leonard Cohen fans can look forward to the Montrealer’s first studio album in 8 years. Old Ideas will be out on the 31st. You can listen to samples of its tracks HERE.
Some of the world’s coolest stuff has come out of the area over the years, including peanut butter, Bixi, Cirque du Soleil, and, of course, Bill Shatner.