pleased to announce
as their Support Act for their SOLD OUT Massey Hall Show!
Vancouver, BC, February 12, 2015
April 28, 2015 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Quebec based, soulful platinum singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini was the number one domestic selling artist in Canada in 2014 with 100,000+ copies sold of his debut album Better In Time and has been nominated for two top-category Juno awards (Fan’s Choice and Album of the Year).
Signed to Universal in Canada and Capitol in the US, Bobby has sold over 250,000 albums in total. He has been described as having a voice with characteristics ranging from Marvin Gaye to Otis Redding, along with the lyrical inspiration of Bob Dylan. Bazini combines country, blues, soul, and rock, delivered in a style of his own. www.bobbybazini.com
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour.
Aside from their huge online following where they continue to amaze with new YouTube hits, 2CELLOS main focus has always been playing live. In addition to many sold out solo tours (US, Japan, Europe) the duo have also appeared on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (multiple times), ABC’s The Bachelor and many others. 2CELLOS were also the first instrumental act to ever perform on the hugely popular TV series GLEE, where they appeared as special guests in the Michael Jackson tribute episode, performing “Smooth Criminal”. The 2CELLOS’ arrangement of the song, which featured Naya Rivera, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Digital Songs Chart and landed the 2CELLOS’ debut album in the Top 100.
Together with the Chinese classical superstar pianist Lang Lang, they appeared at the CCTV New Year’s Gala for more than 1 billion viewers. Performing with Sir Elton John on his tour, they have traveled around the globe several times playing with him and opening the shows in massive stadiums and appearing at prestigious venues and events such as Madison Square Garden, Paris Olympia, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the Emmys in L.A.
Earlier this year, 2CELLOS released a new music video for their unique version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Created with the look and feel of the Baroque era, the video finds the guys in a formal concert setting. What begins with a classical cello performance quickly turns into a high-octane, head-banging rendition of “Thunderstruck.” The audience is stunned! Check it out here. Their rendition of “Thunderstruck” is available for purchase as an audio track at all digital service providers.
2CELLOS create a new dimension with CELLOVERSE ALBUM available now. NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SHAPE OF MY HEART”
They have also released two albums – 2CELLOS and IN2ITION – which are available on Sony Music Masterworks. IN2ITION, their second album, was produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple) and features an eclectic group of vocal and instrumental guests including Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Zucherro.
“…Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…”
- Elton John
Tickets available online at www.masseyhall.com, by phone at 416-872-4255, or in person at the Roy Thomson Hall box office.
About Paul Mercs Concerts:
Paul Mercs Concerts has 40 years of in-depth industry experience in various aspects of the entertainment business: artist management, large-scale event production, and concert promotion. With concert promotion as the primary business, Paul Mercs Concerts is the only independent concert promoter to operate Canada-wide, coast to coast. In recent years, artists associated with Paul Mercs Concerts include Heart, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, The Trailer Park Boys, Bill Cosby, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, George Jones, John Prine, Merle Haggard and Pearl Jam. From artists to media partners to audience members, Paul Mercs Concerts takes pride in its relationships and firmly believes in the true value of music. www.paulmercsconcerts.com