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The FYI Bulletin: July 21, 2022

David Foster and Daniel Lavoie are to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Sept. at a ticketed star-studded gala at Massey Hall.

The FYI Bulletin: July 21, 2022

By David Farrell

David Foster and Daniel Lavoie are to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Sept. at a ticketed star-studded gala at Massey Hall. Other 2021 inductees are Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, and Alanis Morrisette. Further details and ticket info. can be found on the CSHF website.


– Live Nation has announced the hiring of Ricardo Taco, Claudia Valencia, and Maritsa Restrepo to expand the concert company’s North American Latin touring strategy. Taco has worked as an indie promoter and with Live Nation in Canada and is responsible for the firm’s Latin music strategy here; Valencia was hired as a Tour Director based out of Guadalajara, Mexico; and Restrepo was named Ticketing Coordinator based out of Los Angeles. Pollstar has a deeper dive.

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– HBO and the Weeknd have released a teaser for The Idol, the network’s upcoming dramatic series starring the singer and Lily-Rose Depp, co-created by Abel Tesfaye, Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim. Variety has the scoop and here's the trailer.

– Johnny Reid’s long touted stage musical hits the board at Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius next spring. Here’s a teaser from the project co-composed by Reid and Matt Muray.

– Named the 2021 Horizon Female Artist at the Country Music Alberta Awards, Hailey Benedict has signed with GPS Artist Management, a partnership between Sakamoto Agency in Canada and GrassRoots Promotion in Nashville. Manager Tera Lee Flaman will be handling day to day, with assistance from GrassRoots’ Nancy Johnson. GrassRoots Promotion’s Nancy Tunick and Sakamoto Agency’s Paul Biro are also actively involved in developing and facilitating the career strategy for this new talent.

– Justin Bieber has added a second night at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Oct. The emirate is just one stop on his tour of more than 30 countries which will run through to March of next year including Scandinavia and Europe, the UK, India, the Philippines, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He resumes performing in Italy at the end of July.

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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.

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