UK rock trio Muse were in Toronto over the weekend kicking off a Canadian leg of their world tour in support of their 2015 album Drones. Prior to their Air Canada Centre concert on January 16, the band were presented with Platinum award plaques for Drones by Warner Music Canada. It is the fourth Canadian Platinum album certification for the band, joining 2006’s Black Holes And Revelations, 2009’s The Resistance and 2012’s The 2nd Law.
Muse will play Quebec City tonight, followed by 2 nights at the Bell Centre in Montreal January 20-21. Judging by their Instagram posted below, the band is certainly making the best of the winter months in Canada!
During a two-night stop in Montreal, QC on his headlining North American tour, Belgian singer Stromae was presented with a custom Platinum plaque by DEP Distribution for his 2013 album Racine carrée. The crossover francophone pop star performed September 28 & 29 at at Montreal’s Bell Centre and earlier in the week at Toronto’s Echo Beach on September 26,
Moments before taking the stage for a sold-out show Tuesday night at Toronto, ON’s Air Canada Centre, UK singer and 2014 breakthrough artist Sam Smith was presented with a Multi-Platinum award plaque by Universal Music Canada. The custom award plaque commemorates the recent Double Platinum certification of his debut album In The Lonely Hour as well as it’s accompanying singles “Stay With Me” (4X Platinum) and “I’m Not The Only One” (Double Platinum).
Prior to his concert in Toronto, Smith’s tour stopped in Montreal for a sold-out show at the Bell Centre. Smith expressed his gratitude for his enthusiastic Canadian fans in the Instagram photo below:
'The Mastering of a Music City - Sault Ste. Marie' has kicked off! We are proud to host an amazing panel of experts and the incredible and engaged audience with us today! @MusicCanada @watertowerinn @DestNorthernOnt @CONSERVATORYtwt
Coming up just after 4pm EST on @CBCHereandNow, @MiraMulholland, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council, will join the show to discuss her #ArtsandCultureVoter initiative, which highlights the importance of the cultural sector in #elxn43. Listen live @ https://t.co/uJ8GZ5yxVA
On now at @MaMAevent in Paris, @miramulholland, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council, joins the 'Artists as Activists' panel, featuring artists from around the world discussing how creators can make a difference. #mama19
They are artist and activists, leading the fight for a fairer music eco-system, against discrimination, for a more sustainable world and so on. See them @MaMAevent at 3pm: @crispinhunt @IvorsAcademy @miramulholland @tryo @Barbieturix and Count Eldridge.
A vibrant music economy drives value for cities
in several ways: job creation, economic
growth, tourism development, city brand building
and artistic growth. Join us for Mastering of a Music City - Sault Ste. Marie on October 17th https://t.co/vc1jingVrb
Music City Sault Ste. Marie! How can we grow our music economy? Learn more and join the conversation on October 17 @watertowerinn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During the forum, there will be an expert panel discussion. Read more at: https://t.co/p6ixkdWBhi. @SSMCOC @SaultTourism
The @CityofToronto's new Noise Bylaw, which includes quantitative dB limits for amplified sound & an adjustment to point of measurement for dB levels, better recognizes the crucial role live music plays in making Toronto a vibrant & inclusive Music City. https://t.co/uWiGMmno1Q