Johnny Reid, a six-time Juno Award winner and 26-time CCMA award recipient, announced his Revival cross-Canada tour last week and early indications are the 44 announced shows are going to be sell-outs well in advance of his first pair of concerts at Sidney, BC’s Winspear Theatre on Feb. 226/27.
Tickets went on sale Friday, and early reports suggest shows in many cities including Nanaimo, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Corner Brook, and St. John’s either sold out immediately or sold most of the top-tier tickets on the first day.
The tour is a mix of smaller arenas and soft-seat theatres.
Playing multiple shows in some cities to promote the release of his Revival album, released last week, the cross-Canada tour has the potential of bringing in $4M-plus at the box-office, although organizers aren’t offering any specifics on the show dates.
In advance of the album’s release and tickets going on sale, Reid was on the road to promote both with radio and TV appearances, and even some in-store appearances that included meeting fans at Sunrise Records and London Drugs in the western provinces.
Revival, released last week and debuting in the top 5 best-sellers on the new chart, is his latest since the 2015 release of Love is All About. Veering from his country roots, the new set is steeped in rhythm n’ blues and gospel motifs that have become a part of his repertoire in the past several albums and in concerts.
“Revival is a celebration and chance for us all to congregate and celebrate each other. To sing, laugh, cry, scream, shout and dance the night away,” said Reid, in a release.
Glass Tiger are special guests on the national tour, but local artists will also be added on an ad hoc basis.
The shows will include an expanded band with a horn section and backup singers to recreate the era and the sound Reid creates on the new album that he co-produced with Bob Ezrin.
Vinny Cinquemani, Sr. VP, Feldman Agency, is the responsible agent for the tour, with Ron Sakamoto’s Gold & Gold Productions promoting all shows, as has been the case on previous Reid tours.
Revival Live Tour Dates
February 26 – Sidney, BC – Mary Winspear Theatre
February 27 – Sidney, BC – Mary Winspear Theatre
February 28 – Nanaimo, BC – Port Theatre
March 1 – Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
March 3 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
March 4 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 5 – Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
March 6 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
March 8 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
March 9 – Grand Prairie, AB – Revolution Place
March 10 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino (All Ages) -
March 12 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium -
March 13 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
March 14 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
March 15 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 16 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 18 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
March 19 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
March 20 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
March 21 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
March 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
March 27 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 28 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 29 – Saulte Ste. Marie, ON – Essar Centre
March 31 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Community Arena
April 2 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
April 3 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
April 4 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
April 6 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (All Ages)
April 7 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
April 8 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
April 9 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
April 11 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
April 12 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
April 13 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Arena
April 14 – Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre
April 16 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
April 17 – Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre @ Casino New Brunswick (all ages)
April 18 – Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre @ Casino New Brunswick (all ages)
April 20 – Charlottetown, PEI – Eastlink Centre
April 21 – Sydney, NS – Centre 200
April 23 – Corner Brook, NL – Corner Brook Civic Centre
April 24 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre