advertisement
FYI

Bryan Adams, Jann Arden Join Season 2 Of The Launch

With production underway for the second season of CTV’s hit original music series, the network has announced that Bryan Adams and Jann Arden join as celebrity mentors.

Bryan Adams, Jann Arden Join Season 2 Of The Launch

By FYI Staff

With production underway for the second season of CTV’s hit original music series The Launch, the network has announced that decorated Grammy award-winning Canadian superstar Bryan Adams and multi-platinum singer-songwriter and media personality Jann Arden join as celebrity mentors.


Also confirmed to work with emerging artists aspiring for an opportunity to create a new hit single this season are some of the music industry’s most successful producers including Jon Levine (Avril Lavigne, Drake, Bebe Rexha); Alex Hope (Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Tove Lo); and Shaun Frank (The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Dragonette).

Previously announced celebrity mentors include Grammy winner Sarah McLachlan, Arkells’ Max Kerman, and recording superstar Ryan Tedder, the creative force behind Season 1 certified platinum hit single “Ain’t Easy” by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, who will also produce a new song in Season 2. Also previously announced for Season 2 are Québec pop star Marie-Mai as a permanent mentor on the weekly celebrity panel alongside music industry powerhouse Scott Borchetta, while entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear (ETALK) joins the series in the new role of Host.

advertisement

“It’s a true honour to have musical icons such as Bryan Adams and Jann Arden join the second season,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Our mentors and producers deliver an unparalleled degree of exceptional music industry knowledge that will be essential for our emerging artists to deliver hit after hit each week.”

Season 1 of the reality music show achieved a series of No. 1 Canadian hits and amassing more than 21 million streams internationally, according to Bell. The success of the series’ launch then led to a worldwide distribution deal (excluding Canada) with Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

advertisement
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Concerts

Neil Young's Love Earth Tour Will Take Him Throughout Canada

The Canadian icon is bringing his Love Earth Tour with Crazy Horse to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Burnaby. He's also added a second date at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, accompanying the release of his new album, FU##IN' UP.

Neil Young is showing some love to Canadian cities on his Love Earth tour. While his original tour announcement featured just one stop in his home country, in Toronto's Budweiser Stage, he's now announced dates in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., as well as a second show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, in response to "incredible fan demand."

The original tour was set to kick off in San Diego at the end of April and finish in Chicago in May. These five new dates pick things back up in July, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Young's hometown of Winnipeg. The tour finishes at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby B.C.

keep readingShow less
advertisement