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J BALVIN IS COMING TO LAVAL DURING HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “ARCOIRIS” FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Reggaeton’s leading global ambassador J Balvin announced his highly anticipated fall North American tour in May. He just confirmed that he will be coming to Laval, Quebec too. Balvin’s history making Coachella debut in last April was just a first glimpse of what fans can expect on the upcoming “Arcoiris Tour “– with multiple chart-topping hits and groundbreaking visual production, which will be brought to life once again by the Colombian superstar and the  FriendsWithYou Art Collective.
“one of the most eye-popping and elaborate sets ever to be immortalized on festival’s stage… [it] was a monumental achievement — one of the greatest Coachella has ever seen – Variety

Produced by Live Nation, the 20 something-city trek will kick off on August 30th in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and make stops in Miami, Toronto, New York City, Las Vegas and more before wrapping on October 26th in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets for the Laval show are going on sale on July 12, at 10 am at evenko.ca. J Balvin’s “Arcoiris Tour” will also feature support appearances from two fast-rising young Puerto Rican music stars with the seemless Reggaeton and Latin Trap fusion of Lyanno, and the wide ranging musica urbano versaltility of Eladio Carrion.

About J Balvin
Declared as “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador” by The New York Times, J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and has developed a legion of fans represented by over 60 Million social media followers. Likewise hailed by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years” and Pitchfork as “the face of modern Reggaeton,” J Balvin is leading a second generation of Musica Urbano stars that have propelled Latin music to an unprecedented global embrace.  Simultaneously, Balvin has become Latin music’s strongest cultural envoy to both the fashion and pop art communities, while becoming one of the music industry’s most in-demand collaborators, and worldwide major festival performers.

Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin developed a distinctive musical style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from Puerto Rico, while fusing wider influences of hip-hop, mainstream pop, Dance Music and innovative global rhythms tied with lyrical inclusivity.  Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, multiplatinum successor ENERGIA and several landmark singles such as Mi Gente, Safari, Ginza and more, J Balvin  has won three Latin Grammy Awards, numerous Billboard Latin Music Awards, notched a Guinness World Record for the longest #1 run for a solo Latin single, and collected over TWENTY BILLION Total YouTube Views. Along the way, Balvin has now worked with artists, such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Pharrell Williams, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, David Guetta, Juanes, Nicky Jam, Diplo/Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Sean Paul, Anitta, Skrillex, Liam Payne, French Montana, Wisin & Yandel, Ozuna and more.

J Balvin’s most recent album VIBRAS debuted at #1, gave birth to Latin music’s most-praised tour of 2018, and was hailed by TIME. Rolling Stone, Billboard and many more as: “One of the Best Albums of 2018” ­- while also propelling the Colombian star to frequent #1 global rankings on both YouTube & Spotify’s charts. This year has already seen J Balvin perform in the opening segment of The GRAMMY Awards, named the Premios Lo Nuestro “Artist of the Year” for an unprecedented third consecutive year, seen his genre anthem “Reggaeton” notch his 13th #1 Billboard single, and become the first male Latin music artist to launch his own fashion line with GUESS’ “VIBRAS” collection.   As Latin music’s leading representative on this year’s global festival season, J Balvin has already been named the first-ever Latin music artist set to headline Lollapalooza, and just delivered the first-ever Reggaeton set on the mainstage at Coachella.

EVENKO TAKES SIGNIFICANT STEPS TO FURTHER ITS GREEN INITIATIVE AT ALL FESTIVALS

evenko, the company behind world class festivals like OSHEAGAHEAVY MONTREALîLESONIQ and’77 MONTREAL continues to put new measures in place to ensure that their events are not only thoroughly enjoyable for festival goers, but also eco-responsible and friendly to the planet. Since 2017, theOSHEAGA Music & Arts Festival and îLESONIQ have obtained and maintained the level 2 certification of the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ). evenko is proud of that fact, and working to create similar initiatives for all of its major festivals.

“We are committed to ensuring that our green initiatives take center stage when planning our festivals,” says Jacques Aubé, Executif Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of evenko. “We are proud that our eco-responsible efforts have yielded results that have so far surpassed our goals, and we will continue to push in all the right directions to ensure a sustainable and enjoyable experience for all at all of our festivals. We invite all festival goers to join us in our efforts – together, we can make an even bigger difference. It’s a team effort!”

In 2018, evenko’s eco-responsible approach involved putting an end to dispensing plastic straws and reduce plastic bottle waste onsite at all festivals. In fact, this year, thanks to National Bankwho are providing a total of 14 installations for attendees to refill their water supplies for free, OSHEAGAwill double the amount of water stations for festival goers to fill up their own reusable containers. This year also marks the return of the giant National Bank water truck, where approximately 31,500 litres of water will be available for thirsty fans, the equivalent of 57,232 bottles of water. This provides attendees with the option to greatly reduce the use of disposable bottles while encouraging the use of reusable containers – yet another opportunity for everyone to do the right thing.

A new feature for Osheaga Play powered by National Bank will also make reducing plastic waste a fun and educational activity. This year, a new installation will be set up onsite where festival goers can bring their plastic bottles to be ground up for recycling on the spot. This is part of a project to turn plastic into recycled polyester which is then used to make new sustainable t-shirts. For every bottle brought to this installation, users will get points that can be redeemed for various items. All attendees are invited to come check out the installation and learn the specifics of how their bottles will eventually become upcycled t-shirts. Just another way Osheaga is approaching the green initiative with creativity and ingenuity.

CONCRETE MESURES: 

  • The level 2 certification of the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ) is a certification and a comprehensive analysis of the various measures taken by evenko in the choice of its business partners, its modes of operation, and its waste management. Several positive elements were highlighted in the BNQ report, including:
  • The majority of suppliers come from Montreal and the surroundings;
  • A target of over 85% of the head offices of suppliers located less than 100 km from the festival site;
  • Waste management – a sorting centre installed on the festival site to maximise the effectiveness of recycling and composting;
  • Waste management – a sorting centre installed on the festival site to maximise the effectiveness of recycling and composting – ;
  • Massive reduction of waste production: by 2018, the amount of waste had been reduced by over 13 tonnes in just 2 years;
  • At concession stands all containers, cups and utensils are recyclable, and the use of Styrofoam is forbidden;
  • The return of eco-cups in all bar services;
  • All hazardous materials are handled responsibly by a company specialised in environmental services;
  • evenko promotes ecological transportation such as cycling. Ample bicycle parking is available to festival goers;
  • Bus and metro transportation all weekend long by purchasing the OSHEAGA Special Edition fare For $17,50, valid from 10 a.m. on Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. on Monday, August 5; STM evenko also encourages public transportation – during OSHEAGA, festival goers can enjoy unlimited
  • The festival encourages the use of reusable water bottles on the site in addition to installing water stations.
evenko’s green initiatives have been met with enthusiasm from festival goers, music lovers, and community leaders, creating a positive feedback loop that translates to a happier and healthier environment. This year, evenko’s mission to create a sustainable series of top-notch state-of-the-art festivals features even more progressive initiatives, including:
  • Prioritizing partners and suppliers who have sustainability plans of their own;
  • A wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options at the YUL EAT Gardens;
  • Major deductions in the use of gas generators
  • More resources to make biking to the festival even easier;
  • The Perrier tent providing 12oz paper cups for customers at their Cocktail Bar, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly;
  • Compost stations in the Artist World area + food redistribution programs so that the world-renowned  food prepared by Chuck Hughes and his team won’t go to waste (all leftovers are donated to a program to feed the needy).
For evenko, eco-responsibility is paramount – it’s a promise to continue taking concrete action, year after year, to reduce the ecological footprint of all events as much as possible; it’s not a matter of choice, it’s a commitment.

The Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary

he summer season officially kicks off with a milestone event as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival presented by Corona in collaboration with Brivia Group. The Festival will feature exotic cars, a celebrity pit stop challenge and electrifying live performances on June 6, 7 and 8.

“It’s exciting to see what we have accomplished over the last 20 years, words can’t describe how proud we are!”, said Brian Fogt, President of BBF Promotions & Events. “We’d like to thank our partners, Montrealers and tourists alike for their continued support and we are looking forward to welcoming them on a bigger site to accommodate the growing number of visitors.” The Festival is also proud to announce that Olympic champion Bruny Surin is the spokesperson of this year’s event.

Presenting sponsor Labatt’s Corona Stage is the centerpiece of the new street layout at the corner of de Maisonneuve Blvd. and Crescent Street, highlighting SHINE in the 80’s, The Freddie James ProjectDJ ShortCut and topping off Saturday with the celebrated Boogie Wonder Band. Visit www.CrescentGrandPrix.com to see the full schedule.

“We’re so proud to be participating in the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival for the first time and to be associated with this showcase event, which every year helps to raise Montreal’s profile on the world stage and contributes so much to its economy and vitality,” said Kheng Ly, Founder, President and CEO of Brivia Group, a Montreal real-estate investment and development company and a collaborating sponsor of the festival.

Visitors will not want to miss the Degree® Pit Stop Challenge. The Celebrity Challenge kicks off the festival Thursday June 6 at 1 PM, where high profile athletes, Olympians, comedians and TV personalities test their tire changing skills. The Media Challenge follows it at 4:30 PM and then the Degree® Pit Stop Challenge remains open all weekend for visitors. Fans can earn Degree and ROKiT Williams Racing merchandise and learn how to Drive with Degree® in Europe at the Degree® Slot Car Experience. Don’t forget to check it out!

Former race car driver Antoine Bessette will be presenting the FELINO cB7R. Built in Laval, the Festival is proud to introduce this made in Quebec supercar at this year’s event. Race car fans are invited to come and get a glimpse of XPEL’s Lamborghini Aventador SV Viola SE 30th, YKW Performance Wheels’ 2015 McLaren 650 and a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Twin Turbo, and many more high-performance cars.

Don’t miss the Série de Boxe Dooly’s édition Grand Prix official weigh-in, presented by Groupe Yvon Michel on Friday June 7th at 1 PM on the Corona Stage as Skakeel Phinn, Wilfried Seyi and Terry Osias get on the scale.

Bon Vivant is the Festival’s official wine sponsor and will launch their Quebec based wines during the three-day event. Visitors can also discover other drinks at the Mott’s Clamato Caesar and Schweppes Signature Cocktails booth.

We are happy to welcome the charitable organization Dreams Take Flight to help them raise awareness for their cause and help sick children fulfill their dreams.

Also returning this year, the Céline Dion Collection presented by exclusive Global Licensee Bugatti Group who will surely catch the attention of fashionistas and supporters of local brand names.

“While thousands of visitors and tourists arrive in the city to watch the race, they also take the time to enjoy the bars and restaurants during the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival presented by Corona in collaboration with Brivia Group. Success is built on developing strong partnerships. With 20 years, more than 6 million visitors and international recognition, I think we, as Montrealers, should be proud to celebrate this home-grown success story”, said Steve Siozios, President of the Crescent Street Merchants Association.

Celebrity Pit Stop Challenge, Thursday June 6 at 1 PM on Crescent St.:

  • Firas Zahabi (Owner of Tristar Gym / Head coach of UFC champ Georges St-Pierre)
  • Patrice Bernier (Former Montreal Impact captain)
  • Benoît Huot (20-time Paralympic Medalist)
  • Roseline Filion (Diver and two-time Olympic Medalist)
  • Audrey Lacroix (Swimmer and three-time Olympic Medalist)
  • Keith Carlos (Winner of American Next Top Model Season 21)
  • Mark Calderon (Singer, Color Me Badd)
  • Karl Wolf (Singer, Songwriter and Producer)
  • Jonas (Rock Star)
  • A few celebrity surprises will be revealed on site!

evenko and AEG present TYLER THE CREATOR on September 11 at Place Bell in Laval

Right after making history with his latest album IGORTyler, The Creator announces his North American tour. He became the first solo rapper to land a No. 1 album without any co-production or outside producer credits, and now, Tyler will take the album across the States. He’s set to play 34 shows beginning Labor Day weekend at Bumbershoot in Seattle, with stops in Chicago, New York, Miami and San Francisco before concluding October 26th in Houston.

GoldLink is set to open all tour dates with direct support from Jaden Smith on all September shows and Blood Orange on all October shows. The tour follows Tyler‘s headlining set at New York’s Governor’s Ball this past weekend and his upcoming set at Firefly Music Festival later this month.

Listen to IGOR and see upcoming tour dates and album details below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
6/21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
8/30 – 9/1 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
9/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*^
9/4 – Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC*^
9/6 – Toronto, ONT @ Scotiabank Arena*^
9/7 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre*^
9/10 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena*^
9/11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell*^
9/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*^
9/16 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton
9/17 – London, UK @ O2 Bixton
9/18 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton
9/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*^
9/22 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor*^
9/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*^
9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann*^
9/27 – Orlando, FL @ Addition Financial Arena*^
9/28 – Tampa, FL @ Yuengling Center*^
9/29 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena*^
10/1 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center*+
10/3 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena*+
10/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena*+
10/5 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena*+
10/7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*+
10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Saltair*+
10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*+
10/12 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena*+
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum*+
10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum*+
10/17 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center*+
10/19 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena*+
10/20 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*+
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center*+
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Theatre at Grand Prairie*+
10/26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena*+

* = w/ GoldLink
^ =w/ Jaden Smith
+ = w/ Blood Orange

LA VOÛTE REVEALS ITS PROGRAM FOR THE 2019 MONTREAL GRAND PRIX

For the 2019 Grand Prix, La Voûte will take you on an extraordinary journey: association with international DJs & nightclubs and an amazing closing party.

La Voûte invites you to an amazing weekend of celebrations:

On Thursday June 6, La Voûte invites the international DJ Claptone for its Grand Prix Opening Party.

On Friday June 7, La Voûte welcomes the Dragon-i, from Hong-Kong and the DJ Rémy Kersten to host the night.

Saturday June 8 it’s the turn of the famously renowned Jimmy’z Monte Carlo, and the DJ Carmine Sorrentino, coming all the way from Monaco to host this night.

La Voûte will host THE CODE 20 party on Sunday June 9. THE CODE 20 is synonymous to themed avant garde events taking place at top venues during the Grand Prix series around the world.  A closing party where drivers and socialite meet to experience a spectacular nightlife full of surprises after a hectic weekend at the track.

La Voûte will take you back to your childhood, with a different theme each night during the Grand Prix celebrations, inspired by Transformers, the Barbie doll or Teddy bear.

About La Voute

Located inside the first skyscraper of the Montreal Old-Port, where was the Royal Bank of Canada and the biggest safe of North America. La Voûte has become a must of the Montreal nightlife. Every time you will enter the safe, La Voûte will transport you in a dreamlike world full of mysteries

BONOBO presents OUTLIER in collaboration with evenko, OSHEAGA and Piknic Électronik Montréal

Over the past few years, Bonobo (Simon Green) has worked hard to establish OUTLIER as the international brand it has become today. It’s an electronic music event series, a radio show and a playlist, all diligently and carefully curated by Green himself. Past international OUTLIER events have featured hand-picked lineups of avant-garde DJs at major European venues such as the Tobacco Dock in London and the Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin among others, as well as Bonobo-curated stages at some of the most well-regarded festivals in Europe. In North America, the OUTLIER events have previously existed solely within Bonobo’s four-year DJ residency at the now defunct Output Club in Brooklyn, NY, during which Green often performed extended open to close DJ sets.

Now for the first time, North American fans will get to enjoy the full OUTLIER experience with stacked lineups across five major cities and in some of the most unique urban environments, such as Denver’s Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum – where the show will break new ground as the venue’s first-ever electronic music event, and in San Francisco as an outdoor block party at the Midway – where multiple blocks of the city will be shut down for fans to enjoy a full day of music. Green will also be returning to the enormously popular Brooklyn Mirage, where he previously sold out a show with his live band during his 2017 Migration Live Tour.

In addition, OUTLIER continues to amass followers internationally with curated stages at this summer’s European festivals, such as Love Saves The Day Festival in Bristol, UK, Nuits Sonores in Lyon, France, the notorious Dour Festival in Dour, Belgium and the ever-popular Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany.

Simon Green has experienced another phenomenal year as Bonobo. He was hand picked by famed London nightclub Fabric to reboot their DJ mix series with their first ever Fabric Presents mix. 2019 also finds him in the midst of his current BBC Radio 1 residency. His knack for selection and ability to connect with his audience continue to cement his reputation as one of the most sought after DJs in the world.

June 22 – OUTLIER @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montréal, QC, Canada
w/ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, J-E-T-S (Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum),
Prefuse 73, Durante

July 6 – OUTLIER @ Lakefront Green at Theater On The Lake – Chicago, IL 
w/ Derrick Carter, DJ Boring, Quantic (DJ Set), Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Machinedrum

August 2 – OUTLIER @ Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum – Denver, CO
w/ TOKiMONSTA, Mall Grab, Quantic (DJ Set), B.Traits, Catching Flies

August 3 – OUTLIER @ An Outdoor Block Party at The Midway – San Francisco, CA 
w/ DJ Harvey, TOKiMONSTA, Nosaj Thing (DJ Set), Quantic (DJ Set),
Chrome Sparks (DJ Set), B.Traits, Catching Flies

August 17 – OUTLIER @ The Brooklyn Mirage – Brooklyn, NY
w/ Tourist, J-E-T-S (Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum), Quantic (DJ Set),
Catching Flies, Lindstrøm

North American OUTLIER pre-sale is live NOW at http://bonobomusic.com (PRE-SALE CODE: outlier2019).

General on-sale begins Friday, May 31st at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET at http://bonobomusic.com.

Bonobo Online:
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Bal en Blanc celebrates its 25th anniversary with elrow, Dim Mak & Armada on Canada Day weekend

Produkt and Bud Light are bringing back Bal en Blanc’s just in time for its 25th year Anniversary. The 2019 edition will take place over 3 night during Canada Day’s long weekend this June 28th, 29th and 30th. The event will take place for the first ever at Mtl Grandé Studios featuring two huge spaces with over 20,000 and 18,000 square feet of space each.

elrow | Friday, June 28

Bal en Blanc will kick off on Friday June 28th with elrow, the craziest party in the world! Fulfilling its primary function of entertainment and amusement, elrow carries out these two objectives each and every time its doors open.

Whether the event takes place at elrow’s spiritual home in Viladecans, its summer residency at Amnesia in Ibiza, elrow creates experiences where spectacle, music, color and happiness come together and create a unique and involving event. As soon as you cross the front door of an elrow party, you’ll become witnesses of an unforgettable and unique experience.

Artist line-up to be announced soon!

DIM MAK | Saturday, June 29

On Saturday June 29th, it’s a DIM MAK takeover with label founder Steve Aoki headlining the main stage. Joining Steve will be Don Diablo, K?d, 13, Max Styler and Bok Nero.

DIM MAK was founded back in 1996 and has since become an influential independent record label. Responsible for launching the careers of seminal acts such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Chainsmokers, Deorro, Keys N Krates and countless others, the independently owned DIM MAK has consistently pushed new musical movements via its staunch DIY ethos. Dim Mak continues its global mission of promoting boundary-pushing music and culture ‘by any means necessary.’

Armada Music | Sunday, June 30

To close off the festival, Bal en Blanc is going back to its Trance roots with a special night in collaboration with Armada Music on Sunday night. Armin Van Buuren will perform an extended set with support from Gareth Emery, Standerwick and Zack Martino.

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world, founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis. Promoting dance music all over the world from its offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York and London, Armada Music represents and cultivates the creative exploits of some of the biggest players in the electronic music game.

About Bal en Blanc

 

In addition to being the longest running electronic music festival in Canada, and being the first of its kind in the world, Bal en Blanc has been at the heart of Montreal’s culture for 25 years now.

With more than 15,000 participants, this festival is a favorite amongst fans of all kinds of electronic music. Whether it’s underground artists like Carl Cox & Black Coffee, or more international and renowned like Tiesto & Martin Garrix, the Bal en Blanc offers a musical program that can please all tastes.

For more information head to https://www.balenblanc.com/en/

Nav: Bad Habits Tour with Special Guest: Killy

Coming on the heels of his new video for​ “Price On My Head”​ ft. ​The Weeknd​,​ NAV​ has announced his North American ​Bad Habits Tour​.  ​

The trek supports the release of his highly anticipated album ​Bad Habits​ executive produced by ​The Weeknd​ on Friday March 22nd that debuted at ​#1​ on ​Apple Music​’s album chart and​ #1​ on ​iTunes Hip Hop​ chart.

The album has received large praise from fellow artists such as​ Lil Uzi Vert​, ​Travis Scott​, ​Future​, ​A$AP Rocky​, ​Lil Durk​, ​DJ Khaled​, ​Gunna, Pusha T, DJ Mustard, 2Chainz ​and many more.

He also capped off the big release week with a game of Fortnite with the biggest gamer in the world, ​Ninja​. To celebrate the album release, NAV threw a massive party at NY’s The Box alongside close friends ​Lil Uzi Vert​ and​ London On Da Track​ who were amongst the many present.

Nav will be performing Live with special guest Killy On Tuesday June 11th 2019 at Montreal’s MTelus.

Click here for tickets.