Barenaked Ladies play revealing songs at GMC

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Photos and review by Emma Pugsley

Hundreds of cheering fans gathered together at the General Motors Centre on February 9th to support and groove along with the The Barenaked Ladies. The concert was one of the many that were part of their 2013-2014 Canadian Tour. The guys  kicked the show off with the songs “Limits”, “Never Is Enough” and their ever famous “Pinch Me.” The crowd was pleased and in a BNL bliss as the band played many of their newer tracks as well as their well known and loved songs of the 90’s. If you missed the concert you can check out their website www.barenakedladies.com to find more concert dates for 2014!

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Oshawa becomes Dean Brody country

 

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Dean Brody enters the General Motors Centre to a sold out crowd. The multi award winning country star had the crowd singing along right from the start.

Story and photos by Kyle MacDonald

Dean Brody brought his ‘Crop Circles and Tractor Beams’ tour to the General Motors Centre on Friday, February 7th.

The Nova Scotia-based country star brought massive crowds of country fans of all ages. The show was in support of his fourth album Crop Circles, a more story-driven album than most country. I had to take a listen before heading to the show. I may not be a fan of country, but I still wanted to know who I was seeing.

The arena filled up quickly, with a good vibe of excitement filling the building. Cassadee Pope, winner of ‘The Voice’, opened the show with her own flair and got the crowd livelier.  Her mix of country and pop-rock, with very controlled and powerful vocals got fans excited for when Dean would hit the stage.

Dean brings out his cowboy hat and guitar as the show continues. Fans whistled and cheered as he continued the set with his guitar.

Dean brings out his cowboy hat and guitar as the show continues. Fans whistled and cheered as he continued the set with his guitar.

After a quick wait, which is nice to have at shows, Dean took all the attention. Screams echoed, as he began to sing, wearing what looked to be leather and blue jeans. You could hear the crowd singing along right from the start, and it continued on through the show.

Later picking up his guitar, Dean pushed through a decent set list. There was a lot of sing-alongs, chanting and screaming. Overall, it was a fun night. I don’t consider myself a country fan, but Dean Brody put on a good show.

 

 

 

Sir Elton John rocks a full house at GM Centre

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Elton John is still going strong at nearly 64 years of age. On Feb. 12 he had a sold-out crowd on its feet at the GM Centre in Oshawa. (Photos by Phil Raby/DON)

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Elton John’s band kept pace with the legendary hit maker as they played through some of knighted pop star’s greatest singles.

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Elton John spent most of the concert at the keys of his piano but once in awhile he jumped up and pumped up the crowd.

 

Dramatic lighting falls on Elton John and his piano as he play Benny and the Jets at GM Place on Feb. 12

Dramatic lighting falls on Elton John and his piano as he play Bennie and the Jets at GM Centre on Feb. 12

 

 

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Elton John is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time with more than 300 million records sold.

Jingle Ball cancelled at General Motors Centre

(Press Release)

Thisismedia and LAXP have announced the cancellation of Jingle Ball at the General Motors Centre on Friday, January 10, 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase starting January 7, 2014.  If tickets were purchased using a credit card at any point of purchase, your card will automatically be refunded. Refunds will only be made to the account holder in the same method of payment used to originally purchase the tickets.

Credit card refunds can take between five to 10 business days to post. If you purchased tickets via cash or debit, the original tickets must be returned to the ticket office to receive a full refund.  The ticket office is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m  and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.