CONCERTS

  • TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL “SOUL2SOUL” WORLD TOUR
    Jun 4 2017 - 7:30pm

    Z99 Presents...

    TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL “SOUL2SOUL” WORLD TOUR

    Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at SaskTel Centre

    Tickets on Sale Friday, October  21 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.


  • DARCY OAKE
    Jun 11 2017 - 7:30pm

    It began with an innocent card trick.  At the age of 7, Darcy Oake’s father, award-winning sports broadcaster Scott Oake, asked his son to pick a card from a deck, remember it and put it back in the deck.  His father drew that card, astonishing his young son and forever changing his life’s path.  His father did not know any magic tricks.  It was pure luck. Or was it? Fate had put its hand into play.

    From that day forward, Darcy, by all accounts a shy boy, spent countless solitary hours standing in front of a mirror perfecting magic tricks.  He ate, slept and breathed his newfound passion and like all successful magicians, began to find himself in his craft and develop his unique on stage showmanship. 

    As he headed into his teens, at 16, Darcy became the youngest person in history to win the Pacific Rim Professional Stage Challenge, followed shortly by the coveted People’s Choice Gold Medal Award.    

    Darcy however had his eye on The Magic Castle in Hollywood, the famous nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts, which also houses the Academy of Magical Arts.  Clearly one of the more unusual private clubs!  He managed to headline the famous venue at the age of 18 - before he was legally allowed to, so convinced he was of his life’s work that no one was going to tell him otherwise.

    Two years later the Winnipeg born native headlined his first national tour of Canada, performing an amazing 77 shows in more than 25 cities.   This led to bookings in venues around the world from Las Vegas to New York, Europe, and Asia. 

    Fast-forward to 2014 and Darcy Oake received the breakthrough of a lifetime – an appearance before 200 million viewers on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.  It was the birth of an electrifying new magician!  He impressed both the judges and the audience, catapulting his star much higher than even he had believed possible.  

    In 2016 he made a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent proving once again that the impossible is possible and was further honoured to be a part of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration where he performed before the Royal Family at a private dinner.

    As a performance artist and modern interpreter of the art of illusion, Darcy transports audiences with his charm, his sleight of hand and logic-defying illusions.  He has taken the rich heritage of the magic culture and put a fresh, young and modern twist on the profession.


  • SERENA RYDER - UTOPIA 2017
    Jun 25 2017 - 7:00pm

    UTOPIA (2017)
    Just for the record, you could easily be staring a Serena Ryder triple album in the face right now.
    It might have taken four-and-a-half years for this celebrated Toronto singer/songwriter to gift us with a follow-up to 2012’s expectation-defying critical and commercial hit, Harmony, but a lack of new material was definitely not the hold-up.
    No, just as she did for the last record, the prolific Ryder amassed something like 65 or 70 songs during the run-up to her star-solidifying new platter, Utopia. The challenge wasn’t coming up with new material; the challenge was whittling it all down to fit an album-sized package. Ryder was so flush with good stuff heading into Utopia, in fact, that she briefly toyed with releasing her own equivalent of the Clash’s Sandinista! or George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass – a triple LP composed of songs that she envisioned divided amongst moods of “light,” “dark” and the “grey” area in between.
    In the end, she chose to compress the full spectrum of emotions into a more manageable, but no less ambitious package that wouldn’t necessarily require booking a day off work to properly absorb in one sitting. But you’ve been warned: there is definitely more to come.
    “I still have all those songs and, to me, they’re all good and they’re all good for a record so I don’t know,” she laughs. “I might have three more records.”
    Hey, why turn it off when it comes easily? Some people need plans and deadlines and discipline to get anything done, some people just do what they do naturally and effortlessly. Serena Ryder does what she does naturally and effortlessly, and has done what she does naturally and effortlessly since she was a young girl. This girl was performing by the age of eight, cut her first record at 16 and could boast of being a major-label artist with a gold-selling album, 2006’s If Your Memory Serves You Well and a gold-selling single, the lingeringly knee-weakening “Weak in the Knees,” all before she’d even turned 25. And yet it took a debilitating bout with depression and artistic self-doubt brought on by her premature pigeonholing as just another “sensitive Canadian folk chick with an acoustic guitar” for her to finally let it all come out truly naturally and effortlessly on Harmony, the album where Ryder found her voice and discovered that the best formula for her success is … no formula at all.
    You can still hear the results of the “letting go” that allowed Harmony – a genre-oblivious sleeper hit that went on to notch platinum sales in Ryder’s native Canada – to happen living and breathing on the radio to this day, since that record’s signature single, “Stompa” (triple-
    platinum and counting north of the 49th parallel), and its anthemic follow-up, “What I Wouldn’t Do,” haven’t left the airwaves since.
    Now you can hear the further results of Ryder’s ongoing liberation from what she described in 2012 as a burdensome “idea of who I thought I was” on Utopia, which extrapolates upon its predecessor’s “anything goes” template with even more confidence and joy.
    Utopia’s sassy soul-pop romp and lead single “Got Your Number”, hatched spontaneously during an exploratory early writing session that found Ryder once again casting aside her guitar and “just goofing around on the drums, just kind of rapping and rhyming and singing weird jazzy stuff” in search of new musical avenues to explore, is but a tantalizing taste of the surprises Serena Ryder has to offer on her new record.
    There’s low-slung, electro-groovy sexiness orbiting the sweet spot between Prince and Of Montreal on “Electric Love” and “Me and You”; Winehouse-esque R&B with a swaggering hip-hop cadence on “Firewater” and “Killing Time”; smoulderingly futuristic downtempo balladry cooked up with Weeknd producer Doc McKinney on “Wild and Free”; a couple of pulse-quickening attempts at epic, Arcade Fire-worthy arena fodder (“Because who wouldn’t want that, really?” shrugs Ryder) on “Hands” and “Ice Age”; and, for those who’ve been along for the ride since her folky 1999 indie debut Falling Out, a couple of stirring ballads in the classic, confessional Ryder mould in the form of “Sanctuary” and the sweet-natured love song “It’s No Mistake”. And then there’s that voice. Heard Serena Ryder sing lately? She should register that instrument as a weapon. It’s nuts.
    There was no grand design to Utopia. A loose theme derived from the First Nations parable of the Two Wolves – which states that we have all have two wolves inside us, one light and one dark, that fight for dominance as they are fed in either direction – applied itself in hindsight, as Ryder saw those two sides of her own personality playing out in the song writing and wondered what would happen “if you fed both wolves instead of just one of them, so that neither of them are hungry?”
    “I found in a lot of the songs there was that dynamic when I looked back,” she says. “So many people, when they put out a record, it’s all dark or it’s all light and happy. But on this record there’s a lot of juxtaposition of both those things – the light and the dark. I was wondering what if you married the two. I wanted to write an album that had some sense of balance. But I have no fucking idea if it happened.”
    Find thematic threads where you will, then. Utopia is a collection of winning songs written on the fly in Los Angeles, London, Nashville, Los Angeles and Toronto with such friendly collaborators as Simon Wilcox, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter, John Grant, Todd Clark and Derek Furnham with one goal in mind- to enjoy the moments that make up the process of creating music.
    “A lot of the songs on this record are basically just experimentation and me hanging out with friends and having a good time and just kind of writing in that way,” says Ryder, who still considers herself a student of her peers. “When I go into a writing session, I’m there with these awesome, talented people I just assume that everybody else knows 10 billion times more than I do. I just start ranting and raving and running around and making weird noises and eventually looking for a melody because I have no knowledge of any sort of theory – I don’t know the names of any of the chords that I play, I never learned any of that.
    “Most of the time, I really feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve been doing this since I was straight out of high school – touring, writing, performing – and I still feel like I’m brand-spankin’ new. I don’t know what kind of songs I’m going to write or what kind of record I’m going to put out. I don’t have a set-in-stone identity when it comes to being a musician. It’s a mystery, even to me; a good one. It’s nice to be able to live within that mystery.”
    Utopia to be released Spring 2017.


  • SUBLIME WITH ROME & THE OFFSPRING
    Jul 7 2017 - 7:00pm

    SUBLIME WITH ROME & THE OFFSPRING ARE COMING TO MOOSE JAW!

     

    Two of Southern California's "most prolific bands" will beo touring together in 2017! The iconic, genre-defining groups will be teaming up in July for dates across canada, then conecting again in September for a US amphitheater tour!

    Coming to Moose Jaw on Tuesday, July 11th - Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 17th at 10:00 am and can be purchased here!

    If you're too excited and can't wait to purchase tickets on March 17th, check out the pre-sale on Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00 am LOCAL TIME

     

    For more information about concert and band details, click here for The Offspring, or here for Sublime with Rome 


  • BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND
    Jul 15 2017 - 8:00am

    Bob Dylan and his band are coming to Moose Jaw!

    On Saturday, July 15th at 8:00! 

    Tickets go on sale Friday, March 24th at 10:00 am LOCAL


  • ED SHEERAN!
    Jul 23 2017 - 7:30pm

    Ed Sheeran is coming to the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon!

    Celebrating his new album, Divide, Ed Sheeran is coming to Saskatoon on July 23rd!

     

    Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17th at 10:00am - listen on Z99 for a chance to win Beat the Box Office Tickets!


  • BRUNO MARS - 24K TOUR
    Jul 30 2017 - 8:00pm

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