SiriusXM Canada to host Grammy and Juno Award winning Sarah McLachlan during exclusive Town Hall event

SiriusXM Town Hall, live from Vancouver, to feature an intimate performance from McLachlan which will include her hits and songs from her new album and tour "Shine On"

Sarah McLachlan Radio takeover channel to air October 18-21

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that Sarah McLachlan will sit with SiriusXM's Jeff Leake live in Vancouver for conversation and a special performance  in front of a select audience of SiriusXM subscribers. The "Town Hall" event will be broadcast during a special takeover weekend on SiriusXM's The Verge and Iceberg channels in October recorded live from the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver on Thursday, September 18th. The event will feature an exclusive opportunity for attending SiriusXM listeners to hear Sarah live and ask her questions in an intimate setting before her upcoming Canadian tour.

"We are very delighted to bring our listeners this special performance from Sarah live from the Sarah McLachlan School of Music," said John Lewis, Senior Vice President, Programming, SiriusXM Canada. "Sarah has accomplished so much in her career internationally and being able to broadcast this very special event, along with music spanning her successful career, to listeners across North America is exciting for us and the lucky listeners who get to attend."

The SiriusXM Town Hall featuring Sarah McLachlan will air during a special Sarah McLachlan takeover channel on SiriusXM's The Verge and Iceberg channels October 18th through October 21st and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.ca. The takeover will also feature music and interviews spanning Sarah's career and tracks from her new album "Shine On".

SiriusXM's Town Hall with Sarah McLachlan is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, featuring iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Eminem, Katy Perry,  Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys, KISS, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Cher, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, Usher, Pearl Jam, Roger Waters and the surviving members of Nirvana.

For more information on Sarah McLachlan and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, visit www.sarahmclachlan.com

For more information on SiriusXM Canada, please visit www.siriusxm.ca  

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with approximately 2.5 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Oprah, Disney, Comedy Central and more.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies five years in a row and 2013 and 2014 rankings in PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at twitter.com/siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

About Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan's landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum SURFACING, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: "Building a Mystery" and "Last Dance."  In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its 3 years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The school provides free afterschool music education for at-risk and underserved kids who otherwise would have no access to music programming.  From an early age, music provided Sarah with the tools she needed to navigate  the challenges she faced in her life so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities.  McLachlan's latest album SHINE ON was released earlier this year, it explores her personal journey over the last three years navigating love, loss and change.  SHINE ON celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on.  The coast-to-coast SHINE ON CANADIAN TOUR kicks off in Victoria next month.

SARAH McLACHLAN SHINE ON CANADIAN TOUR DATES:

October 18      Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
October 20      Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC
October 21      Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
October 23      Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops BC
October 24      Prosepra Place, Kelowna BC
October 25      CN Centre, Prince George BC
October 27      Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary AB
October 28      Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary AB
October 29      Winspear Centre, Edmonton AB
October 30      Winspear Centre, Edmonton AB
November 1    TCU Place, Saskatoon SK
November 2    Conexus Theatre, Regina SK
November 3    Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg MB
November 4    Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay ON
November 6    Massey Hall, Toronto ON            
November 7    Massey Hall, Toronto ON
November 8    The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor ON
November 10  Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton ON
November 11  Budweiser Gardens, London ON
November 13  Grand Theatre, Quebec City QC
November 14  National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON
November 15  St. Denis Theatre, Montreal QC
November 16  St. Denis Theatre, Montreal QC
November 18  Moncton Coliseum, Moncton NB
November 19  Metro Centre, Halifax NS
November 21  Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook NL
November 22  Mile One Centre, St. John's NF

SOURCE: Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc.

For further information: SiriusXM Canada contact: Mike Calnek, Director, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship, 416-513-7459, mike.calnek@siriusxm.ca


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