By Scott Ferguson
PICK OF THE WEEK:
It’s not his birthday, but it is his anniversary. 50 Cent is marking 20 years since his first and most famous album “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” came out with a world tour. He is stopping in Toronto during his North American leg, then heads all through Europe and at this point wraps it up in New Zealand showing that his music remains a global phenomenon. This one is promising all the hits and also includes Busta Rhymes as an opening act when he could easily headline a tour himself. For the record 50 Cent says this will be his last tour in a while rather than a full farewell tour but still, who knows when he’ll be back again.
OTHER HOT TICKETS:
The band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks are on a world tour of their own and they are also bringing an incredible opening act., I have always loved songs about loving music. I guess I enjoy knowing artists I like are also music nerds in their own way. And it’s hard to find a better example than Maren Morris’s “My Church” so if you are going to see The Chicks, who will also be great, get there early.
If 50 Cent celebrating his 20th anniversary as a major artist made you feel old, then how about Duran Duran marking 40 years since “Rio”. The band rolls into Toronto in support of their fifteenth album “Future Past” but also promise to play the hits. They are also bringing along some great opening acts with Nile Rodgers & Chic along with Bastille.
British Electronic music duo released their fourth album Volcano and are now on tour for it. They have a really unique and soulful sound. And if I even have to be introduced for anything, I would like to walk out to “Busy Earnin’”…