Colin James live

Friday 21 June 2013Past concert

Colin James

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601 Spadina Crescent East S7K 3G8 Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Doors open: 19:00

Colin James

June 21 @ 7:00pm | TD Mainstage | $45 (early bird) | $55 (as of June 17) | Service Charges Apply | Opener: Dr. Don & The Black Mambas
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Colin James has worn many hats during his long and storied career. When Colin first hit the scene a quarter century ago, he became an instant rock guitar hero, mentored by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since then, this iconic Canadian has topped the charts as a pop vocalist, recorded an acclaimed blues album and led the swing revival with his Little Big Band, which he both fronted and produced. He has performed for the Queen, sold multi-platinum many times over and continues to sell out shows coast to coast. Along the way, he’s written memorable hit songs and given us distinctive covers of timeless classics with his newest album teasing that the best is still yet to come.

This six-time Juno Award winner has come full circle with his latest album, aptly titled TWENTY FIVE LIVE. On the verge of 25 years since the release of his debut, it takes this Saskatchewan artist back to his full-blooded rock roots. Produced by his longtime associate Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Steve Earle), it also returns him to the major label where he got his start. “I’d been on an indie and then EMI unexpectedly stepped up,” explains Colin. “We really wanted this album to rock, but I tried to showcase some pretty tunes and soulful stuff as well.” As well, Colin was recently honoured by being inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame as of March 21st.