Aug 27

Gipsy Kings Prove That Music is a Universal Language

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It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms.

The Gipsy Kings drew a sold out crowd at the WestJet Concert Stage. The audience was on their feet dancing to the flamenco guitars, bongos and drums. There were no fewer that 10 musicians on stage all playing in unison and they didn’t miss a beat. They delighted the audience by playing many of their popular songs such as Djobi Djoba, Volare and Bamboleo.

The Gipsy Kings prove that music is a universal language. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from shaking and your hands from clapping!

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Dallas Smith, The Pointer Sisters and Glass Tiger. For the full concert lineup visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html

Aug 20

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts thrill concert goers at The Fair at the PNE

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Fans packed the WestJet Concert Stage on Sunday August 17 to see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts deliver a powerhouse rock n’ roll concert at The Fair at the PNE.

Joan Jett seemed to be having a blast onstage as she smiled and winked at the audience, while throwing in her trademark growls into her powerhouse vocal performance. And fans responded with roars and cheers!  Her raspy voice was unchanged from when she ruled the charts in 1980’s.

The show kicked off with “Bad Reputation” bringing concert goers to their feet. The set list included fan favourites like “Cherry Bomb”, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me”, “I Hate Myself For Loving You”, “Love is Pain”, “Victim of Circumstance” and many more resulting in loud and roaring applause and multiple standing ovations.

While all the classic songs were played, Joan Jett took an opportunity to play from her latest album, Unvarnished, introducing each of her new songs with their inspiration and meaning. “Fragile” is about how fragile life can be and about one’s own mortality. “Make it Back” is about the resilience of the human spirit. She recounted how touched she was to see how neighbours came together to help each other during and in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.

The biggest highlight of the night was the massive singalong with the audience chanting “Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah” on “Do you Want to Touch”. The audience continued to chant on classic rock anthems like “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and below is a short video clip of that performance. What an amazing summer night it was!

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts. For the full line-up visit http://www.pne.ca/thefair/live-shows/summer-night-concerts-seat-reservation.html

Aug 24

Colin James packs the WestJet Concert Stage at The Fair

Fans packed the WestJet Concert Stage on August 22nd to see Blues Rocker Colin James deliver a solid, energetic and entertaining concert at The Fair at the PNE.

Colin James has been performing for over 25 years and had a lot of material to draw from. The set list included fan favourites like “VooDoo Thing”, “Five Long Years”, Keep On Loving Me Baby”, “Just Came Back” and many more.  As well as being a talented singer, songwriter and performer, Colin James is also a master blues rock guitar player – one of the best out there! The passion with which he plays guitar just blew the crowd away resulting in roaring applause and standing ovations.

Don’t miss upcoming Summer Night Concerts including The Proclaimers, Martina McBride, REO Speedwagon, Loverboy and more!  View the full concert schedule here.