SiriusXM Canada's Summer Tour turns up the heat with Quebec's hottest artists

SiriusXM Canada's Summer Tour to feature Malajube, Galaxie, Pierre Lapointe et ses musiciens, Loco Locass, Louis-Jean Cormier, David Giguère, Koriass, Loud, Lary, Ajust and K'NAAN

MONTREAL, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that it will present an exclusive summer concert tour in Quebec featuring some of the province's hottest francophone artists. In partnership with Scène 1425, the SiriusXM Canada summer tour will kick off in Gatineau on August 22, 2012.

The tour will support independent Quebec musicians and will stop in Gatineau, Chicoutimi, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Rouyn-Noranda and Laval. Renowned artists including Malajube, Galaxie, Pierre Lapointe et ses musiciens, Loco Locass, Louis-Jean Cormier, Koriass, Loud, Lary, and Ajust are set to perform with special guest K'NAAN joining the final stop of the tour in Laval. Admission is $10.

To support the world's future musicians, SiriusXM Canada will donate all proceeds of ticket sales from the tour toYoung Musicians of the World, a Quebec-based non-profit that works to organize and operate tuition-free music schools both in Quebec and abroad. Young Musicians of the World's mission is to contribute to youth development in underprivileged areas by creating free music schools that emphasize traditional music from the students' country of origin.

"The SiriusXM Canada summer tour celebrates francophone music and shares the musical world of Quebec artists," explains Andréanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations for SiriusXM Canada. "We are very pleased to be able to offer Quebecers the opportunity to enjoy great live francophone music while also giving back to a worthy cause that supports the future of music at home and abroad."

SiriusXM Canada Summer Tour Schedule
www.latourneesiriusxm.ca

August 22: Gatineau - Musée de la civilisation
Tickets / 819.243.8000
Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie, Malajube, Pierre Lapointe et ses musiciens

August 28: Chicoutimi - Hangar de la Zone Portuaire
Tickets / 418.698.4080
Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie, Malajube, Pierre Lapointe et ses musiciens

August 29: Quebec City - The Impérial
Tickets / 418.523.3131
David Giguère, Malajube, Galaxie, Loco Locass

August 30: Sherbrooke - Théâtre Granada
Tickets / 819.565.5656 poste 221
Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie, Malajube, Loco Locass

September 2: Rouyn-Noranda - L'Agora (FME)
Tickets / 819.797.0888
Loud, Lary, Ajust, Koriass, Loco Locass

September 6: Laval - Salle André-Mathieu
Tickets / 450.667.2040
Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie, Malajube, Guest artist: K'NAAN

About SiriusXM Canada
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada 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 and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.

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.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry 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.

About Scène 1425
Scène 1425 is a multiplatform production project with a mandate to promote music and concerts to a large audience. Established in 2008 by the Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu in Laval, this project is now active in 10 cities across the province of Québec thanks to an affiliation with 9 other Performing arts presenters; Salle Albert-Rousseau (Quebec City), Centre culturel de Joliette, Le Palace (Granby), Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde (St-Hyacinthe), Maison des arts de Drummondville, Diffusion Momentum (Victoriaville) and the city of Gatineau.




 

SOURCE SiriusXM Canada

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