The Montreal kid who sold several million albums in Canada and charted a mitt full of hits in the mid-‘80s is returning in a big way.
Thursday, in Toronto, Corey Hart stepped back in the limelight with Live Nation in tow to announce a 12-city arena tour and talk up a set of new songs that are to be produced by Bob Ezrin for release early next year.
Hart achieved lofty success in Canada with two million-selling albums, First Offense and Boy in the Box, and has had 29 Top 40 hits since his story leapt off the page with “Sunglasses at Night” in 1984. The runaway hit was boosted by a quirky video directed by Rob Quartly that fast became a favourite on both MuchMusic and MTV worldwide.
Hart’s success abroad can easily be measured by the millions of albums he sold and his sell-out concerts in the US, Asia and across Europe. A stickler for perfection, Hart has worked with some of the top producers in the game and had the likes of Eric Clapton, Kenny Aronoff, Terence Trent D’Arby, and Duff McKagan guest on his albums. He has also had his songs covered by Celine Dion and famously turned down a screen test from Steven Spielberg to try out for the role of Marty McFly in the 1985 film, Back to the Future. Michael J. Fox accepted the test and got the part.
Tickets for the tour go on sale Dec. 7. Presale details on Hart’s Facebook page.
Here’s a sample from his upcoming EP, entitled Another December and, below, the tour itinerary.
Corey Hart Never Surrender Canadian Tour 2019
Friday, May 31 - St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre
Tuesday, June 4 - Halifax, NS - Scotiabank Centre
Wednesday, June 5 - Moncton, NB - Avenir Centre
Thursday, June 6 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
Saturday, June 8 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens
Monday, June 10 - Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Community Arena
Tuesday, June 11 – Kingston, ON - Leon's Centre
Wednesday, June 12 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
Friday, June 14 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Saturday, June 15 - Montreal, PQ - Bell Centre
Tuesday, June 18 - Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Thursday, June 20 - Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Friday, June 21 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
Saturday, June 22 – Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
Monday, June 24 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Tuesday, June 25 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena