Three More Performers Rock THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS, Mar. 29 on CTV



    
         Ready to Rock - City and Colour, Nickelback and Simple Plan
                   Set to Perform at THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS,
                           Sunday, March 29 on CTV
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - The boys are back in town! CTV and The Canadian
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced this morning three
additional acts for CTV's broadcast of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, March
29. The artists slated to blow the roof off Vancouver's General Motors Place
are: JUNO Award-winning artist City and Colour, prairie-rocker superstars and
nine-time JUNO Award-winners Nickelback and JUNO Award-winning Québec pop punk
sensation Simple Plan.

    The announcement was made at today's press conference in Toronto
announcing the nominees for The 2009 JUNO Awards. The three new acts, all of
who are 2009 JUNO Awards nominees, join 2009 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award
recipient Sarah McLachlan who was confirmed as a performer last week.
Additional acts for THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS will be announced in the coming
weeks.

    "This party just keeps getting better," said Susanne Boyce, President,
Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Three, heavy-hitting,
top-of-the-chart performers known around the world will leave a memorable mark
on the JUNOS stage."

    "We're thrilled to welcome back City and Colour, Nickelback and Simple
Plan to The JUNO Awards stage. All three have given electrifying performances
in the past, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for audiences at
The 2009 JUNO AWARDS," said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS.

    
    About CITY AND COLOUR
    ---------------------
    

    Until a couple of years ago, Dallas Green was better known as the dulcet
voice of the platinum-selling band, Alexisonfire. In 2005, he quietly debuted
his full-length album Sometimes under the solo moniker, City and Colour, and
undertook a cross-Canada tour resulting in long line-ups for sold-out shows.
Exceeding everyone's expectations, Sometimes achieved platinum certification
in 2006. Remaining sincere and affable, Green gave a heartfelt performance at
the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards, where City and Colour won the People's Choice
Favourite Canadian Artist award, and in the following year took home The 2007
JUNO Award for Alternative Album of The Year. Bring Me Your Love is City and
Colour's sophomore studio album featuring a dozen tracks including "The Girl,"
"Waiting..." and "Sleeping Sickness" with guest vocals by Gord Downie of The
Tragically Hip.

    Official Website: www.cityandcolour.ca

    
    About NICKELBACK
    ----------------
    

    Nickelback's All The Right Reasons (2005, 6X platinum) is one of the most
successful albums of the century, and stoked great expectations for the
quartet's sixth album, Dark Horse (2008, currently 3X platinum), which debuted
at No. 1 on the Canadian SoundScan Top 200 Sales Chart. Its lead single,
"Gotta Be Somebody" went to No. 1 at radio and reached No. 1 overall on the
Canadian iTunes store. The nine-time JUNO Award winners have sold 27 million
albums worldwide and since the 2001 breakthrough of "How You Remind Me," have
sent 18 singles rocketing up the charts.

    Official Website: www.nickelback.com

    
    About SIMPLE PLAN
    -----------------
    

    On the strength of hits such as "When I'm Gone," "Your Love Is A Lie" and
"Save You," Simple Plan's self-titled third album became their third
consecutively to be certified platinum in Canada. The release of the album was
followed by a sold-out global tour by the Montréal-based band whose worldwide
sales have now topped 7 million. As a testament to the band's popularity, they
have been voted Favourite Canadian Band an unprecedented five times by the
viewers of MuchMusic at the MuchMusic Video Awards and received the JUNO Fan
Choice Award in 2006. The members of Simple Plan have made the most of their
popularity by starting the Simple Plan Foundation which raises money for a
variety of charities. Most recently proceeds from the sale of the band's
single "Save You" were distributed to various cancer charities.

    Official Website: www.simpleplan.com

    Broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound and hosted by Russell
Peters, THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS, Canada's Music Awards, will air on CTV on
Sunday, March 29 from General Motors Place in Vancouver. It is the eighth year
in a row that The JUNO Awards are airing on CTV, the Official Broadcast
partner of The JUNO Awards. Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The
JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium
show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast The JUNO Awards from St.
John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax
(2006), Saskatoon (2007) and Calgary (2008). The 2010 JUNO Awards will be
broadcast once again from St. John's, NL.

    THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association
with CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight
Productions and Melanie Berry and Stephen Stohn for CARAS. Louise Wood is
Producer and Donna Luke is Line Producer. Ed Robinson is Executive
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    Broadcast sponsors for THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS are Garnier, Pepsi, Pontiac
and Rogers.

    Sponsors of The 2009 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio
Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian
Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," The Province of British Columbia, The City of
Vancouver, Music BC and Radio Starmaker Fund.

    
    About CARAS:
    ------------
    

    The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne
des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit
organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording
industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards.
The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to
showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The
JUNO Awards. For more information on The 38th Annual JUNO Awards or The
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit our
websites at www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca.

    
    About CTV:
    ----------
    

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North
American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production
facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at
www.ctv.ca.

    
    Web Links:
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    CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca

    Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca

    CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
    





For further information:

For further information: about THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, contact:
Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Allie Page,
CTV Inc., (416) 384-4596 or allie.page@ctv.ca; For general information about
THE 2009 JUNO Awards, contact: Tiffany Astle, Holmes Creative Communications,
(416) 628-5603 or tastle@hccink.com; Chris McDowall, Holmes Creative
Communications, (416) 628-5648 or cmcdowall@hccink.com


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