- National tour brings Canadian rockers Mobile up close and personal with
TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - MTV and Rogers Wireless have partnered up to
bring fans the Rogers MusicStore Presents MTV's The Leak Live national concert
tour. The tour brings MTV's "The Leak" alive - allowing fans across the
country to check out hot Canadian band Mobile as they rock-out at five college
and university campuses across the country. Fans get the chance to hear Mobile
play songs from their latest album - Tales from the City - weeks before it
hits the streets on Oct. 7. In addition to seeing the band on tour, fans can
listen to the album on mtv.ca and on the go with Rogers Wireless phones.
"We want to engage young people by giving them what they want, when they
want it, and before anyone else can give it to them," said Brad Schwartz,
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. "In
partnership with Rogers Wireless, we continue to reach our fans across
multiple platforms, giving them an all-access pass to the hottest music before
it hits the streets; online, on their phone and live in concert."
Kicking off the tour on September 22 at MTV's Concert Hall in the
legendary Masonic Temple in Toronto, Mobile is joined by opening act The
Midway State. This marks the Canadian debut of Mobile's sophomore album before
it is released across Canada. Full concert dates below:
Date / Time City Venue
Sept. 22 - 6 p.m. Toronto, ON The Masonic Temple - MTV Live Studio
Sept. 24 - 7 p.m. London, ON Fanshawe College
Sept. 29 - 4 p.m. Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Institute of
Oct. 1 - 4 p.m. Vancouver, BC University of British Columbia
Oct. 3 - 7 p.m. Fredericton, NB University of New Brunswick
Oct. 6 - 5 p.m. Montreal, PQ Champlain College
For information on how to get free tickets visit mtv.ca/leaklive.
MTV Live and MTV News join the tour to catch all the action at every
stop, with live coverage and behind-the-scenes peeks from each event. Fans can
engage in the tour across MTV platforms including: MTV and mtv.ca/leaklive, as
well as an exclusive interactive experience on most Rogers Wireless phones.
Rogers Wireless customers can text LEAK to 4849 for exclusive access to the
"Leak Hub" including tour dates, video blogging from the band, music videos,
live performance coverage, ring tones, and mobile alerts for all MTV updates
on the tour. Beginning September 30, fans who miss Mobile live in concert can
still hear the entire new album one week before its release by visiting
mtv.ca/leaklive and on the go with their Rogers Vision phone.
Rogers MusicStore Presents MTV's The Leak Live is supported on the
channel and mtv.ca via MTV produced, co-branded, 30-second spots and a full
microsite complete with dozens of extras to provide fans and viewers with a
The Leak, powered by Rogers MusicStore, is a global MTV franchise that
streams new releases of the world's most popular artists before their albums
are available for purchase. Available at mtv.ca/theleak, users can stream an
entire featured album one week before its retail release, free of charge.
MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned
by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian
interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms, including a
revolutionary broadband service, MTV.ca, and across an MTV-branded analog
specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary
programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in
primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's
No. 1 television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media
brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171
territories around the world.
For further information:
For further information: Kisha Powell, MTV, (416) 332-6885 or