Archive for October, 2011

Prince is coming to Victoria!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

PRINCE ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR

Tickets go on sale beginning November 4th for the Victoria show.  Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:00 PM at the Save On Foods Memorial Arena.untitled

Prince, one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of our time whose recorded music, live performances and powerful artistry have affected music and pop culture like no other, will bring his extraordinary live production to Canada with his spectacular tour, WELCOME 2 CANADA. This is Prince’s first multi-city national Canadian tour since 2002.

Prince kicked off the Welcome 2 America tour in the New York area in December 2010 with a celebrated six night stand which received tremendous acclaim by fans and critics every night. Prince followed up with three intimate nights in Oakland and six special nights in the Carolinas where he performed many of his fan favorite mega-hits which had fans in every market screaming and dancing for more. The extraordinary run of shows continued with stops in Sacramento, Fresno and San Jose, with more than a quarter of a million fans joining him in Los Angeles. Prince welcomed a wide range of guest artists throughout his multi-hour sets, including Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Larry Graham, Sheila E., Mary J Blige and many more.

The Welcome 2 America tour has been embraced with rave reviews in every stop made across the country. “He had the crowd panting as soon as he hit the stage… It was unbelievably great. Do you go to a Prince show for predictable consistency? Ah, no. You go for moments of divinely inspired madness — and last night, he delivered as many of those as a fan could expect.” — Rolling Stone

The New York Daily News raved, “Prince is worthy of all royal accolades…The hit-friendly show had a kinetic confidence and racing pace that spoke of his singular place in pop history,” while the New York Times said “It’s easy to envision Prince as another Chuck Berry or James Brown, barnstorming for decades to come.” The San Francisco Chronicle raved “spinning, strutting and swaying in his towering heels as if no time had passed since the days he dominated MTV with his angular suits and perfectly sculpted hair… neither his fantastic voice nor his dynamic legs showing any signs of slowing down.

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Ghost Tours in Victoria

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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Ghost Bus Tours have become Victoria’s most popular Halloween activity over the past 18 years. Tour routes are developed and are narrated by John Adams, a well-known local historian and ghost expert who has appeared many times on the Creepy Canada TV series. Each year the two-hour route is different and includes many new stories as well as some of the favourites from previous years. Ghost Bus Tours leave from a secret Victoria location! Only once you reserve and pay for your ticket will you find out the departure location! Seating is limited on each bus and tickets sell out quickly, so book early.  Visit the website for more information.

Galey Farms 2011 Pumpkinfest!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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Pumpkinfest features live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house and fantastic seasonal displays. This annual event is running October 15th ,16th,  22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th from 10 am till 4pm. 

Cost is $10 per adult $7 per child for first venue. All other venues add $5 more each. Family Pass (2 adults 2 children) includes Corn Maze and Train Ride.

Check out the Galey Farms Website for more information.

MOODY BLUES PRECIOUS CARGO TOUR

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE – VICTORIA, BC
DOORS:  7:00PM        4moodies
SHOW:  8:00PM

 

The Moody Blues embarked 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” began on September 15 in Halifax, NS and will continue through October 8 in Victoria, BC.  The band is 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.  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.

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