Edmonton Journal

McLachlan, Bryan bring shows to Edmonton


She will — and did — remember us! Just announced, 40-million-album seller Sarah McLachlan is returning to Edmonton Apr. 20.

An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan, which happens at the Jubilee Auditorium, is a warm-up for her 30-date Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversar­y Tour kicking off in May where she'll play the entire album. Feist will be opening up across North America.

The 56-year-old singer is loved for her soothing and soaring songs like Building a Mystery, Into the Fire, I Will Remember You, Angel, Possession and Ice, which notes, “Your love is better than ice cream.” This special concert is a fundraiser for The Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Edmonton, a non-profit community music program offering lessons at no cost to more than 1,000 students annually in locations in Edmonton, Vancouver and Surrey. Profits from the local show help support the Edmonton location in Allard Hall at MacEwan University.

A three-time Grammy winner with 12 Junos under her belt, McLachlan famously founded Lilith Fair, which hit Commonweal­th Stadium twice bringing through acts including Cowboy Junkies and Sheryl Crow, playing to two million people between 1997 and 1999. Tickets for the April show go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmast­er.ca and start at $59.


Meanwhile, American Idol celeb singer Luke Bryan is playing Rogers Place Apr. 18. His Mind of a Country Boy Tour kicks off at the Saddledome in Calgary the night before with Chayce Beckham and Tenille Arts opening both shows. The tour runs across the continent through September.

The tour is named after an upcoming release from the affable Georgia country singer, known for his hits This Is How We Roll, Country Girl, All My Friends Say, Drunk on You and Play it Again, earning him 11.5 million album sales since his career kicked off. Bryan is a five-time Entertaine­r of the Year, awarded by the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Associatio­n, also winning numerous top CMT and American Music Awards, including 2021's Favourite Male Country Artist and Billboard's Top Country Artist of the 2010s. General public tickets for this one also go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmast­er.ca.

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