Singer Johnny Reid brings his ‘What Love is All About’ tour to City

FAN FAVOURITE - Johnny Reid brings his ‘What Love is All About’ tour to Red Deer next spring.

Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Johnny Reid will be hitting the road next year with his ‘What Love Is All About’ national tour, which arrives in Red Deer on March 5th at the Centrium.

The Juno and CCMA Award winning artist will headline multiple venues across the country in support of his latest album What Love Is All About.

Joining Reid on the tour will be recording artist Aaron Goodvin and rock and roll, country soul-singer JJ Shiplett along with a special appearance by fiddler and international performer Natalie MacMaster.

Reid is partnering with Plus One on the tour, donating one dollar from each ticket purchased in participating markets in support of MusiCounts Band Aid Program, which keeps music classes alive in schools across Canada and puts instruments into the hands of children who need them most.

Reid is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by his catalogue of hit songs, album sales totalling over 1.1 million units, countless awards and multiple sold out national arena tours.

What Love Is All About, produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, marks his first new collection of material since 2012’s Fire It Up.

Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability.

“From a young age, I listened to all kinds of music,” Reid says. “My mother was a big fan of Stax and Detroit soul. My father was a big fan of all music as long as it told a story. I have taken the instrumentation, performance, and energy of soul and annexed that with storytelling of things that really matter in this world: family, love, and friendship.”

Having released seven best-selling albums and two multi-platinum certified DVDs, Reid’s massive success has caught the attention of famed artists such as Joe Cocker, for whom he penned the platinum selling single Fire It Up and famed producer Ezrin (Lou Reed, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel), whom he shares a recording partnership with.

To fans of fiddle music, MacMaster needs no introduction.

Over a recording career now spanning 25 years, this Order of Canada recipient has released 11 albums that have notched sales of over 200,000 copies, won two Juno and 11 East Coast Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy.

McMaster is in great demand as a charismatic performer, and, in addition to her collaboration with Reid on Go Tell It On The Mountain she has collaborated with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma (on the Grammy-winning album Songs of Joy & Peace), Alison Krauss, Jesse Cook and Bela Fleck.

Raised in northern Alberta, Goodvin had his first taste of stage life when he entered a singing contest at a local mall at 12.

Once he heard the applause from the crowd, he knew what he wanted to do and no one was going to get in his way. Over the years, he built a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. He recently joined the Warner Music Canada artist roster and made his debut with the single Knock On Wood.

Shiplett is a true artist in every sense of the word. The Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is both bold in range and musical creativity and has a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country.

Shiplett is currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album.

For ticket information, check out www.ticketmaster.ca.

– Weber

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