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Reuben and the Dark

Reuben and the Dark - Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:54pm

“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter
“compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!
“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald“Earnest, anthemic” - WXPN

"With intimate storytelling, Reuben and the Dark expertly craft a piece of music that portrays the tumultuous aspects of family and the connections we make in this world with an honest lens." - Atwood Magazine

“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heart-string-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press“Gospel-infused folk songs” - WNYC Soundcheck

Licensed 18+, No Minors

The Palace Theatre

Reuben and the Dark

Reuben and the Dark - Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:54pm

“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter
“compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!
“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald“Earnest, anthemic” - WXPN

"With intimate storytelling, Reuben and the Dark expertly craft a piece of music that portrays the tumultuous aspects of family and the connections we make in this world with an honest lens." - Atwood Magazine

“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heart-string-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press“Gospel-infused folk songs” - WNYC Soundcheck

Licensed 18+, No Minors

The Palace Theatre

Wilco

Wilco - Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:35pm

Wilcois pleased to announce their 2020 spring North American Tour. In conjunction, the band releases a video for “Before Us,” a track from the recently-released new album, Ode to Joy. This video was directed and filmed by Zoran Orlicat The Loftin Chicago during recording sessions for the album in early 2019. Following their current 2019 fall North American Tourand the forthcoming Winterlude(a special series of four shows in December at the Chicago Theatre), the band will head to Mexico in January for the Sky Blue Sky Festivalat the Hard Rock Cancun resort and then over to Mexico City for their first-ever performance there. The spring shows will include many cities not yet visited on the previous Ode to Joytours, including two nights at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre, shows in Portland, Winnipeg, Las Vegas, Oakland, and many more. A full itinerary is listed below. Tickets for newly-announced dates go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10am local timeand can be purchased atwilcoworld.net/shows.

 

Watch Wilco’s Video for “Before Us” - 

https://youtu.be/BIWSGlvnbkU

 

Listen to “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” - 

https://youtu.be/VamTQr4kcKA

 

Watch Wilco’s “Everyone Hides” Video - 

https://youtu.be/P2Gbbd6pVMg

 

Purchase Ode to Joy

https://wilcoworld.net/otj

 

Wilco Tour Dates (new dates in bold):

Wed. Nov. 20 - Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre *

Fri. Nov. 22 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre - SOLD OUT &

Sat. Nov. 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre - SOLD OUT &

Sun. Nov. 24 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre ^

Sun. Dec. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre - SOLD OUT%

Mon. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre %

Wed. Dec. 18 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre #

Thu. Dec. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre - SOLD OUT#

Sat. Jan. 18 - Tue. Jan. 21 - Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel

Sun. Jan. 25 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropólitan

Mon. March 9 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

Wed. March 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall

Fri. March 13 - Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Hall

Sat. March 14 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

Mon. March 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater

Wed. March 18 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

Thu. March 19 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

Sat. March 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre

Mon. March 23 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Tue. March 24 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Thu. March 26 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Centers For The Arts

Fri. March 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Fox Theater

Sun. March 29 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic 

Wed. April 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Thu. April 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Sat. April 4 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

Sun. April 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Sat. April 18 - Sun. April 19 - North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival

Fri. June 19 - Kent, UK @ Black Deer Festival

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 8:00pm

At 56, Canada’s foremost well-heeled troubadour has made a most unlikely discovery: domestic bliss. All it took, it turns out, was leaving the city he loved.

 

Following 30 years as an emblem of Toronto’s west end, Ron Sexsmith reluctantly uprooted to the serene hamlet of Stratford, Ontario, and the melodic, playful, theatrically vivacious Hermitage came gushing out.

 

“Almost immediately after arriving here I just felt this kind of enormous stress cloud evaporate and all these songs started coming,” recalls Sexsmith. “I’d walk along the river every day into town and feel like Huckleberry Finn or something. It had a really great effect on my overall state of being.”

 

This new zen can be heard from the first moments of Kinks-esque album opener, “Spring of the Following Year,” as the serene sound of birds situate the listener into Sexsmith’s state of grace.

 

“We'd moved in the winter time and I was imagining how pretty it was going to be in the spring,” he explains. “We have this sort of idyllic kind of existence -- we have bunnies in the yard and are surrounded by trees on all sides, so we get tons of birds. Every morning I hear these cardinals and we had a duck in the yard; I'd never really noticed birds in Toronto.”

 

It’s not like he was planning to write his 16th long player as soon as he arrived, he adds. After all, Sexsmith was already quite busy turning his first novel, Deer Life, into a prospective musical. But when melodies as infectious as the Chi-Lights-inspired “You Don’t Want to Hear It” or the ear-worm inducing “Lo and Behold” entered his mind, he had to get them on record. Adding his signature mischievously astute worldplay (in “Dig Nation,” for example) to ground the album firmly in the Sexsmith oeuvre. Even the album’s title is a coy subversion of the 15 time Juno nominee’s own expectations upon arriving in Justin Bieber’s hometown. “I felt I'd reached the age where I could be a hermit finally, but it didn't really work out that way,” he laughs.

 

Further reflecting Sexsmith’s new confidence, Hermitage is the first album on which he played nearly all the instruments, an idea he credits to producer and longtime drummer Don Kerr. “Don said ‘Why don't you make one of those sort of Paul McCartney-type records?’ and it's like a light bulb went on over my head,” he says. “That had never occurred to me.”

 

The result is the songwriter’s most self-assured collection, still charmingly subtle yet increasingly full of musical vigor, as on “Chateau Mermaid,” an ode to his own Stratford Graceland, or the surprisingly hopeful “Small Minded World,” (originally penned for the Addams Family film), in which Sexsmith croons, Oh now don’t feel blue ‘cos they don’t get you, you’ll win this small minded world.

 

“I think it's a very upbeat album, lyrically,” he confirms. “It’s reflective of the sort of peacefulness that I'd recently felt. I'm getting more comfortable in my own skin.”

 

All Ages

Studio Bell Performance Hall - National Music Centre