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TD HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SONIC CONCERTS, PRESENT THE WAR ON DRUGS, JULY 11, AND DANIEL CAESAR, JULY 15, 2018
TICKETS GO ON SALE JAN. 12, FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ON SALE NOW!
(Halifax, NS) - Halifax Jazz Festival and Sonic Concerts announce the first two artists for the 2018 TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Grammy nominated Philadelphia rock band, The War on Drugs, make their Halifax debut on the waterfront Main Stage Wednesday, July 11. Two-time 2018 Grammy nominated Toronto R&B artist, Daniel Caesar takes to the Main Stage on Sunday, July 15.
Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. AST and will be available at the etixnow kiosks in the Halifax Forum (2901 Windsor Street) and Music Nova Scotia (2169 Gottingen Street) and online at halifaxjazzfestival.ca and sonicconcerts.com.
The War on Drugs tickets are $52.50 in advance and $57.50 day of show (including tax and service fee). Daniel Caesar tickets are $32.50 in advance and $37.50 day of show (including tax and service fee). Additional fees may apply. Restricted to ages 19+ with valid ID. Minors are required to be accompanied by their legal guardian [ID required). Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Show time is 8:30 p.m.
Festival passes are on sale now! STANDARD festival passes are $169. The Standard pass allows user access to all events, subject to capacity. FUSION passes are $269, and grant the user front of the line entry to all events and are not subject to capacity. Passes are available for purchase in limited quantities at halifaxjazzfestival.ca.
The War on Drugs has received widespread critical and fan acclaim since its founding, noted for diverse influences ranging from Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen as well as the ingenious lyrics and melodies of a band that is at the height of its powers. The War on Drugs consists of head man Adam Granduciel (lyrics, vocals, guitar), David Hartley (bass), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone, keyboards) and Anthony LaMarca (guitar). The band released its most recent album, A Deeper Understanding, in 2017 to superlative reviews praising the album's “lush, sometimes psychedelic soundscapes.”. The album is nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards and International Album of the Year at the 2018 UK Americana Awards.
“A Deeper Understanding” is one of the best rock albums in years, but the music itself is so expansive and enveloping that it feels like it should be everywhere. - Spin Magazine
Daniel Caesar released his critically acclaimed debut full-length album, Freudian, in 2017. The album is nominated for Best R&B Album and the lead single “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis is nominated for Best R&B Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Caesar’s whirlwind year included performances on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and a collaboration with Chance The Rapper on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. To promote Freudian’s release, he set out on a 30+ date North American tour, culminating in five sold out shows at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in December. He is already confirmed for both the Coachella and Boston Calling festivals.
“Grounded yet elevated, the album fosters a classic, keys- and guitar-based approach, while his vocals, a smooth and evolving mastery of sound and timbre, dip across church harmonies and phrasing to deliver a sound that's all his own… A willingness to show vulnerability in his music has been a key to his success.” - Exclaim!
This is the third year Sonic Concerts and Halifax Jazz Festival have partnered on festival shows, including City and Colour, Metric, and Blue Rodeo.
About the Halifax Jazz Festival
Since 1987 the non-profit organization the Halifax Jazz Festival has presented a diverse range of musical and educational activities including the 32nd Annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival, July 11-15, 2018. For more information visit halifaxjazzfestival.ca, or follow Halifax Jazz Festival on twitter or “like” on facebook.
About Sonic Concerts
Sonic Concerts, a division of Sonic Entertainment Group, is a full-service independent concert promoter based in Halifax, promoting hundreds of events throughout Atlantic Canada since 2005.
THE WAR ON DRUGS
WATCH “Holding On” https://youtu.be/6-oHBkikDBg
WATCH “Thinking Of A Place”: https://youtu.be/TeaDE1magRk
WATCH “Get You”: http://bit.ly/2Eago9O
WATCH “We Find Love” / “Blessed”: http://bit.ly/2qw1R6i
TICKET & PASS LINKS:
The War On Drugs (on sale Jan 12, 2018): https://halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com/events/the-war-on-drugs/jul-11-2018/hjf-main-stage
Daniel Caesar (on sale Jan 12, 2018): https://halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com/events/daniel-caesar/jul-15-2018/hjf-main-stage
Purchase 2018 Passes: https://halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com/
For interviews with The War On Drugs, contact:
John Poirier, Warner Music
(902) 429-0122 || John.Poirier@WarnerMusic.com
For show information, contact:
Erin McGuire, Sonic Concerts
(902) 491-1991 ext 25 || email@example.com
TD Halifax Jazz Festival media contact:
Kimberly Sinclair, SpinCount
(902) 350-3968 || firstname.lastname@example.org