LIVE NATION CANADA ANNOUNCES FIRST LINEUP OF WILDHORSE LIVE, A SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENT SERIES IN CALGARY PRESENTED BY AIR MILES
CALGARY, AB (Aug 31, 2020) – Live Nation Canada today announced a series of socially distanced events, WILDHORSE LIVE, presented by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Canadian songwriting icon, Corb Lund will kick off the series over two consecutive nights on September 10 and 11, followed by award winning, multi-platinum selling country star Dallas Smith with special guest JoJo Mason on September 24 and 25.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, September 1 at 10am MT at www.wildhorselive.ca. Additional artists and shows of the AIR MILES sponsored series will be announced.
Celebrating the release of his brand-new album “Timeless” (8/28), and tenth No. 1 single at Country radio, multiple JUNO and CCMA Award winning entertainer Dallas Smith is one of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country music. For nearly two decades Smith has enthralled audiences and critics with his distinct Country voice and ability to connect fans through the universal language of music.
“I’m thrilled to get out of the house and back on stage doing what I love to do most – there’s nothing like it!,” commented Dallas Smith.
Hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Corb Lund’s recent release Agricultural Tragic has been met with critical and fan acclaim. Saving Country Music states “Alberta native Corb Lund has gone from the best kept secret of cowboy music to a living legend of it. His plainspoken yet cunning knack for poetry, combined with the real world perspective on the plights and joys of rural folks living under Western skies makes for some of the most compelling country and western music you can find.”
Lund is a multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award winner, who has been described as “one of the best contemporary country songwriters” (Popmatters) and one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” (Rolling Stone Country).
“Fans have made it very clear they are enthusiastic about experiencing live concerts again,” commented Paul Haagenson, President Live Nation Canada. “These socially distanced shows are a great way for fans, artists and crews to get back to doing what we love, in a safe and fun environment.”
“As a proud partner of Live Nation, we are thrilled to present the WILDHORSE LIVE concert series as we continue to find new ways of rewarding Canadians, every day by closing out summer with a return to live music,” said Blair Cameron, President, AIR MILES Reward Program. “We’re encouraging all fans to bring their AIR MILES Card for their chance at special prizes and on-site experiences that help bring them closer to the music they love. Plus, music fans across the country should tune in to the AIR MILES social channels on Sunday, September 6th as we get set to announce a special, AIR MILES Collector only show that fans won’t want to miss!”
“As huge supporters of Calgary’s live music scene, we’re really excited to support getting musicians back on the stage. We look forward to partnering with Live Nation to bring live music back to Calgary in a safe environment that respects all health regulations and guidelines,” said Eddie Leung, Senior Director of Operations Wildhorse Saloon.
Located at 500 6th Avenue SW in Calgary, AB, Wildhorse Live is a covered outdoor space that will accommodate up to 200 fans and will follow all current health and safety protocols. More details can be found at www.wildhorselive.ca
500 6TH Avenue, Calgary AB
Tickets on sale starting Tuesday, September 1 at 10am MT at www.wildhorselive.ca
Upcoming Show Dates:
Corb Lund – Thursday, September 10
Corb Lund – Friday, September 11
Dallas Smith with special guest JoJo Mason – Thursday, September 24
Dallas Smith with special guest JoJo Mason – Friday, September 25
More shows and artists to be announced.