Johnny Reid Announces "What Love Is All About" 2016 National Tour
WITH AARON GOODVIN, JJ SHIPLETT AND A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY NATALIE MACMASTER
BRAND NEW ALBUM “WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT” AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 13TH
Online Pre-sale for Tartan Army Fan Club Begins November 10 @ 10AM ET
Tickets For All Shows Go On Sale To The Public November 13 @ 10AM ET
Toronto, ON (November 6, 2015) – Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Johnny Reid announced today the 2016 “What Love Is All About” National Tour. The extensive outing will kick off on February 1 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC and includes two-night stands in Saskatoon, SK, Regina, SK, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB and a remarkable three nights in Winnipeg, MB. The JUNO and CCMA Award winning artist will headline multiple venues across the country in support of his forthcoming album “What Love Is All About” available November 13th via Universal Music Canada.
Joining Reid on the “What Love Is All About” tour will be Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin and rock and roll, country soul-singer JJ Shiplett along with a special appearance by Queen of the East, Cape Breton fiddler and international performer Natalie MacMaster.
Johnny Reid’s Tartan Army Fan Club will have first access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m. ET via www.johnnyreid.com. Venue and media pre-sale is available November 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET and runs until 10 p.m. ET on November 12th. Tickets for all shows will go on sale to the general public November 13th at 10:00 a.m. ET. As a special offer to fans, every online ticket purchased includes a physical copy of “What Love Is All About” (valid in participating markets only; one album redemption per transaction).
Reid is partnering with Plus One on the tour, donating one dollar from each ticket purchased in participating markets in support of MusiCounts Band Aid Program, which keeps music classes alive in schools across Canada and puts instruments into the hands of children who need them most.
With an illustrious career spanning more than a decade, the JUNO Award winning singer has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. A critically acclaimed vocalist, Reid is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by his extensive catalogue of hit songs, album sales totalling over 1.1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours. With the release of “What Love Is All About”, produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, the highly praised and top-ranked Canadian star will add to his remarkable catalogue – his first brand new collection of material since 2012’s “Fire It Up”.
Connecting with audiences of all ages, Reid thrives as a performer and songwriter sharing his stories and songs around the world with incalculable influence. He’s a modern day working class hero with long standing collective appeal – one that captures the hearts of many one song at a time.
For a full list of dates, visit the Tour Dates page of johnnyreid.com.
ABOUT NATALIE MACMASTER
To fans of fiddle music, Natalie MacMaster needs no introduction. Over a recording career now spanning 25 years, this Order of Canada recipient has released 11 albums that have notched sales of over 200,000 copies, won two JUNO and eleven East Coast Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy. Natalie is in great demand as a charismatic performer, and, in addition to her collaboration with Johnny on “Go Tell It On The Mountain” she has collaborated with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma (on the Grammy-winning album Songs of Joy & Peace), Alison Krauss, Jesse Cook, and Bela Fleck. Natalie is thrilled to be joining Johnny Reid on his “What Love Is All About Tour” and to share with Johnny’s fans her Cape Breton roots and her musical insight into the remarkable place, people, and culture that has shaped her life, music and family. In her first collaboration with her talented husband Donnell Leahy the duo released “One” (Linus Entertainment) produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin. “One,” debuted at #1 on the US SoundScan World Music Albums chart. www.nataliemacmaster.com
ABOUT JJ SHIPLETT
Rugged, raspy and reserved, JJ Shiplett is a true artist in every sense of the word. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is both bold in range and musical creativity and has a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. Destined for a critically praised career ahead, Shiplett is currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album. Expect to hear lots from JJ Shiplett in 2016. www.jjshiplettmusic.com
ABOUT AARON GOODVIN
Raised in Northern Alberta, Aaron Goodvin had his first taste of stage life when he entered a singing contest at a local mall at 12 years-old. Once he heard the applause from the crowd, he knew what he wanted to do and no one was going to get in his way. Over the years, he built a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. Aaron recently joined the Warner Music Canada artist roster and made his debut with the single “Knock On Wood.” www.aarongoodvin.com
ABOUT PLUS ONE
Plus One is a non-profit organization that connects artists, causes and music fans. Plus One partners with artists (including Arcade Fire, The National, St. Vincent, Chvrches, Arkells, Sufjan Stevens, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...) who agree to include a $1 charity donation in every concert ticket sold, with 100% going to an organization that they and Plus One believe in. Plus One goes further to work with its partners to engage music fans through a message of collective impact, showing small actions can lead to substantive change -
one band, one fan, one show, and one dollar at a time. Through this initiative, over $2 million has been raised and millions of fans reached to support leading organizations tackling issues from poverty and injustice to the environment. For more information, please visit plus1.org.
MusiCounts is CANADA’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Their mission is to ensure every child in Canada has access to music education through their schools and communities.
"As one of MusiCounts' Ambassadors, Johnny has been a beacon to other artists, setting a great example of how someone who is passionate can really get behind our cause," said Vanessa Thomas, Director, MusiCounts. "We are truly grateful for his ongoing commitment to better the educational experience for young people across Canada.”