Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre is going out with a bang this season. Just last week, Centre officials announced a rare Island tour date for pop star City and Colour on April 30 and now Canadian chart-topper Serena Ryder has been added to the calendar, bringing the noise to the Homburg Theatre on Thursday May 3.
Some Islanders will recall that the enchanting singer had to cancel a 2014 concert at the Centre due to illness. Loyal to her fans across the country, Ryder is generously adding this date to her tour dates out of respect to those who weren’t able to see her in 2014 and ahead of the release of her brand new album, Utopia.
Tickets for members of Confederation Centre go on sale this Wednesday February 8; tickets for E-news subscribers go on sale Thursday, and general public sale begins on Friday. To sign up for the E-newsletter and receive a Serena promo code, visit confederationcentre.com/enews. Anyone purchasing tickets before February 28 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with Ryder herself.
The pop idol is adored by fans, peers, and critics alike due in part to her electric live performances and raw songwriting talent. Many know Ryder for the anthemic radio hits ‘Stompa,’ now triple platinum, and ‘What I Wouldn’t Do,’ presently certified gold. She has received numerous accolades including three Juno Awards and gold status for albums If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007) and Is it O.K. (2009), as well as gold for her 2012 single ‘Weak In The Knees.’
Born in Toronto, the singer grew up in Millbrook, Ontario. An accomplished musician, she carries an arsenal of technical skills, delivering in a commanding style, rich in melodies, playing a wide range of instruments, and possessing a three-octave vocal range. Her influences include Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Williams, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen.
For tickets or more information, visit the Confederation Centre box office in person, online at confederationcentre.com/theatre, or via phone at 902.566.1267. Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor of LIVE @ the Centre, as well as media sponsors The Guardian, Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100.