SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada Kicks Off Canadian Music Week with Platinum
Blonde Reunion Concert and Live Performances from The Trews, Joel Plaskett,
Default, Handsome Furs and more

    -  SIRIUS unveils a packed 2010 CMW lineup including a one-night Platinum
       Blonde reunion concert and English and French showcases featuring The
       Trews, Joel Plaskett, Jeff Martin, Default, Handsome Furs, Winter
       Gloves, Fred Fortin and more

    -  SIRIUS Canada subscribers can win tickets to all performances in The
       Lounge -

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that it will present three live performances celebrating Canadian artists during Canadian Music Week, taking place March 10-14 in Toronto.

    SIRIUS Canada's CMW events include:

    -  PLATINUM BLONDE REUNION CONCERT: 80s supergroup Platinum Blonde will
       reunite for a rare, one-night-only performance at the Mod Club in
       Toronto on Wednesday, March 10 presented by SIRIUS Canada. Later in
       the week, on Friday March 12, Platinum Blonde will be recognized for
       their achievements with an induction to the Canadian Music and
       Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

    -  SIRIUS' SALUTES QUEBEC SHOWCASE: This year's Quebec showcase will
       feature Navet Confit, Parlovr, Fred Fortin, Winter Gloves and Handsome
       Furs. The concert will take place at Toronto's El Mocambo Club on
       Friday March 12th beginning at 9 PM ET. The performance will be
       broadcast live on SIRIUS channel 86 beginning at 8 PM ET.

    -  SIRIUS SONGWRITERS CAFÉ: The SIRIUS Songwriters Café will feature
       acoustic performances by The Trews, Joel Plaskett, Jeff Martin and
       Default. The concert will be recorded for a future exclusive broadcast
       on SIRIUS Satellite Radio's Iceberg 85 channel and will air on March
       17 at 7 PM ET.

"This year's Canadian Music Week is going to rock and SIRIUS Canada is thrilled to present a wide ranging lineup," said Andréanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations for SIRIUS Canada. "We're excited to share these concerts with SIRIUS listeners in Canada and the U.S. and show-off some of our best musical talent."

Since launch, SIRIUS Canada has helped emerging Canadian musicians grow their audiences in Canada and the United States. SIRIUS Canada promotes Canadian artists via direct sponsorship activities, music industry showcases and live broadcasts featuring Canadian talent.

Tickets for SIRIUS Salutes Quebec, SIRIUS Songwriters Café and Platinum Blonde are available at Ticketmaster, Rotate This, and Soundscapes as well as online at and Wristbands to gain entry into this event are also available for purchase at Wristbands are limited, subject to capacity.

SIRIUS Canada subscribers can win tickets for all events in the subscriber lounge:

About Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is Canada's leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country's music, media and entertainment industries. Combining five information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest New Music Festival - Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a five-day period from March 10 to March 14, 2010 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit

About SIRIUS Canada

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, is the country's leading audio entertainment company with more than one million subscribers.

SIRIUS offers 120 channels of commercial-free music, premium sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from four high-orbit satellites.

SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL and NASCAR and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL and NFL games. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races, Barclays English Premier League and UEFA Champions League soccer.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 3,500 retail locations, including Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Centre Hi-Fi, Costco, Dumoulin, Future Shop, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Staples, The Source, Visions, Wal-Mart and 2001 Audio Video.

SIRIUS Canada's automotive partners include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Pana-Pacific, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). SIRIUS automotive partners make up nearly 60 per cent of light vehicle sales in Canada.

All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99. Visit to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.


For further information: For further information: Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada, P: (416) 513-7434, E:

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