Congrats to Kris Allen who won the most recent American Idol competition on Fox TV. The masses have spoken and Kris will likely go on to great fame and fortune like past Idol alums including Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and Elliott Yamin.
Things are going so good for Kris he will be performing the National Anthem at Game 2 of the NBA Finals featuring the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic on June 7. Word to the wise people, cheer for the Lakers if you want to be hip
As many of you know, SaveFans.com is staffed chalk full of concert loving Canadians. Love the Great White North baby!
I decided to share with you what I think will become the definitive list of Top Ten Canadian musicians of all time. This promises to be better than our world famous Top 10 Jewish musicians list. Gotta love Canada baby! Without further delay, we present you with the Top 10 list.
Number #10 – Celine Dion
Celine Dion is flat out one of the finest singers to ever walk the planet. Say what you will about her musical selection or fashion sense, but this classy Diva from Montreal has some massive pipes! Celine is also a savvy business woman who earned a reported $100M+ for her two year stint at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas…wow.
Number #9 Snow aka Darrin O’Brien
Admit it! This makes you nostalgic. This Reggae jam owned the airwaves and dominated MTV’s video rotation in the 90′s. Informer, something something something…yeah! Ironically, Snow has since moved from Toronto, Canada to pursue a career as a doctor in Toledo, Ohio.
Number #8 The Guess Who
The Guess Who were straight up cool. They ruled the roost in the 70′s and represented Winnipeg well. With hits like “Shaking All Over” and “These Eyes” almost everyone in North America is familiar with their work. Seriously check them out. They are doing a short tour with most of the original band in tow. I recommend that you catch The Guess Who at Del Mar Fairgrounds on June 23! Worth a trip to the States no?
Number #7 The Tragically Hip
Us Canadians know that the Tragically Hip are more than the REM of Canada! The crew from Kingston have entertained us for years and always bring the goods. Show your support my lovelies by going to their shows!
Lukas won Rockstar Supernova, basically American Idol for Rock in 2006. Lukas is a brilliant musician and vocalist that we KNOW will make Canada proud. His new album will be coming out later this year, so we encourage you to support this young and emerging talent from Toronto, Ontario.
#5 Gordon Lightfoot
While, he may not be your cup of tea, he is for your parents and laid back folk! I saw him perform in Vancouver a few years back and it was a special experience. I urge you to support Gordon by checking out a few of his prime shows.
This Jagged little pill was a pillar of Alternative Rock in the 90′s. Famous for several awesome and iconic videos that ruled the MTV video rotation, Alanis may be best known for dating fellow Canadian Dave Coulier when she was ONLY 15 years of age. Scandalous!
Number #3 Neil Young
Neil is the elder statesman of rock. Beginning with the Buffalo Springfield, moving on to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and finally as a solo artist, Neil embodies what it means to be a musician’s musician. Living in Los Angeles, you grow to appreciate creative professionals opinions and the consensus is unanimous – Neil Young is boss. Anyone going to check out Crosby, Stills, and Nash without Neil Young?
Number #2 Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams is the Jesus Christ of the mid 90′s love song. Once cast as lead for the film Don Juan DeMarco, Bryan Adams had to settle for merely writing a song for the film when the studio got cold feet and replaced him with Johnny Depp. He wrote a little song called “Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman” heard of it
Show your support for fellow Canadian Bryan Adams and grab your tickets!
Rush is easily one of the best bands ever. Led by Jewish dynamo Geddy Lee, Rush was a vital force in the music business with an ever evolving sound that spanned Progressive Rock to Synthesizer laden pop (Tom Sawyer anyone). I love Rush and I hope you feel the same! Limelight baby!
You either love or hate Dane Cook. You think he is a comic genius or a hack. Living in Los Angeles and being tied closely to the Entertainment industry has made me a participant in multiple “I love” or “I hate” Dane Cook conversations. What do I think…I don’t want to prejudice you my dear readers so I will refrain from commenting directly. UNTIL the next post!
Anyways, I have seen Dane perform live and I can promise you it will be HIGH energy and funny. These are my cherry picked top Dane Cook live performances from May 15 through 30!
Dane Cook at Jobing.com Arena Tickets – Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale – same thing. Frat boys, Charles Barkley and gorgeous girls getting plastered and painting the town red. Why not get plastered with Dane Cook?
Dane Cook at Staples Center Tickets – City of Angels is the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, scores of beautiful women and best of all – me. Or should I say yo. This is Dane’s place of residence too so you better believe this is going to be the highlight of his tour!
Wilco are musician’s musicians. This is a band that has paid their dues, battled with their label, and still managed to build a career in the process. Like a lot of folks, I was first introduced to Wilco through their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Little did I know they would outdo themselves with the under appreciated A Ghost is Born.
They are back out on tour my little droogies, I recommend that you see them live and purchase their self titled Wilco album slated for release in June 2009. Without further delay I want to discuss the shows that I believe will matter most.
The City of Angels Baby, famous for playing host to the Lakers, Dodgers, and tens of thousands of beautiful women. Love this city for reel.
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Metallica is on tour in a city near you! As always your humble servant has the low down on some extra special Metallica shows with some extra special secret guests. I want to rank what I believe to be are the best 6 shows starting with number 6!
Kick- Ass Show #6 Munich, Germany
I know that most of our site visitors are American’s but this is the tour opener. And how metal is Germany! Great way to kick-off the tour. Ladies yours truly will be in Germany in early May – I might not be James Hetfield but I can rock out
THANK GOD. The auction of Michael Jackson’s personal items has been called off.
Take a lesson people, clever lawyers and immense amounts of money can buy anything including your dignity and self respect! This is unfortunate as your humble narrator was hoping to nab Michael’s white jeweled gloves at the Auction at the Beverly Hilton. Oh well, catch the exhibit at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California before it ends on April 25th.
I know I mostly write about concerts, but I love me some sports and I am extra excited about the 2009 NBA Playoffs. This is a magical time of year and this year’s race is wide open. I mean I love LeBron James, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are the Top Seed in the East? Spare me! Anyone has a chance this year baby!
SaveFans.com has you covered for any round or game of the NBA Playoffs you want to see. That said we do have some special recommendations for all you lovely people across the country.
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