Fort McMurray to host KISS concert for Alberta's only tour date

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, April 26 /CNW/ - Events Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Park unveiled major details today for the Canada ROCKS festival taking place on June 30 to July 2, 2011, including a show by legendary rock band KISS in their only tour stop in Alberta.

"KISS is the hottest show on earth and it is taking place in our own backyard," said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer of MacDonald Island Park. "This show will set the stage for years to come as we strive to bring world-class entertainment for our residents and guests."

One of the world's most influential bands in the history of rock and roll, KISS will take to the stage on Saturday, July 2. With 37 albums over 36 years, more than 80 million albums sold world-wide and over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe, residents and visitors will be in for an amazing show.

"We are thrilled to announce the line-up for this summer's Canada Day celebrations," said Claude Giroux, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo.  "Our mandate is to provide Wood Buffalo residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate the Big Spirit of our region and host a concert of this magnitude for the first time in Fort McMurray."

The three-day festival will also feature concerts by Canadian acts 'Chilliwack' and 'The Navigators', a community parade, musical fireworks display, family activities, and a multicultural food pavilion.

Tickets for both shows will be for sale on May 6, 2011 either in person at MacDonald Island Park at 12:00 noon, by phone at 780-791-0070 or online at

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