The highly-anticipated show is part of a cross-Canada tour in support of the band’s greatest hits and box set, XX, and in celebration of their 20th anniversary.
“Great Big Sea is one of Canada’s best-known musical acts, and we’re thrilled to have them perform at the Civic Complex,” said Janice Robinson, Facilities Rental Coordinator. “There will be a high demand for this show, so fans should get their tickets early.”
Tickets for the show go on sale on Saturday, September 14th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Civic Complex Box Office, either in person or by phone at (613) 938-9400. Tickets can also be obtained online at www.Admission.com or by calling 1-855-790-1245. Ticket prices are $87, $60 and $42 each. Doors for the show open at 7 pm.
About Great Big Sea
Few bands last more than an album or two — a few tours, a song played on the radio, and then they are quickly forgotten. Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett have somehow managed to keep the dysfunctional-family-bar-room-brawl-student-art-project-musical-pirate-crew known as Great Big Sea going for two decades. And more often than not, they have done it with more than a bit of flair.
For the hundreds of thousands of fans who sang, danced and celebrated with the band, Great Big Sea has been a constant factor in their own lives. While musical fashions have come and gone, Great Big Sea has maintained an unswerving commitment to their original ideals — a belief that a marriage of their own creativity and the joyous folk music of their home in Newfoundland would be an unbeatable combination.
Compiled by the band members themselves, XX is a special two-disc set which captures the many highs in a recording career that has produced ten full-length CDs and two DVDs. In order to express the band’s two sides, one disc covers the biggest hits from their more pop-oriented repertoire, while the other contains some of their most loved traditional and folk songs. To balance out the discs, the band recorded six new songs — almost a new album in itself — which run the gamut of their varied stylistic approach.
Beyond the two-disc greatest hits collection, XX includes another disc that contains some of the band’s lesser known excursions and experiments.
For more info, visit www.GreatBigSea.com.
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About Cornwall Civic Complex
Situated in scenic Lamoureux Park on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Cornwall Civic Complex is a highly versatile and modern facility. The heart of the Civic Complex is the Ed Lumley Arena, a modern ice rink that boasts seating for up to 5,800 people for concerts and special events.
The Civic Complex has hosted a number of special events in recent years such as the RBC Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship and concerts by Hedley, Nickelback, Alice Cooper and Blue Rodeo.
For more information on the Civic Complex, please visit www.Cornwall.ca.