Posted by: ~KC~ | February 25, 2009

One of Canada’s Best ~ Shad

My musical palate is very eclectic.

And I will tell you this much – there was one concert I was really looking forward to that was highlighted by the 2009 Cultural Olympiad and it was this guy… Shad.

 

Partly because he’s from London, ON where I just spent 9 years of my life living before coming out here… but because he is a powerful, smooth, implicit lyrists.  And an even better performer!  I volunteered the night of his concert, on purpose.  Because I knew I wanted to see him perform live.  And wow!  He brought the house down!

 

Personally, hip-hop – and I mean TRUE hip-hop, to its very core – is a dying art.  With very few greats left out there (shout-outs to K-OS and Common), he has given this art form… a facelift.  It’s so refreshing to find something wonderful in the music industry these days!

 

And don’t read this wrong – Cultural Olympiad is doing what they can here… showcasing some of Canada’s up & coming talent.  But dear lawd have mercy!!  I have to question what some of these so-called ‘arteests’ getting up there.  Ugh.  Make that a double Ugh.  And then – I see Shad play live and he rocks it out the house!

 

Now he’s touring the US and its about time too.  I know, I know… I’m Canadian… LOL! But this guy deserves exposure!!!

 

So here are his tour dates… and I would highly recommend that you check him out if he is in a city near you… trust me – he doesn’t disappoint!!!  I know when he comes back around these parts (August) – I’ll be there!!

 

Shad – 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 20 – Wave, Austin, TX (SXSW)
Mar 20 – The Music Gym Patio (SXSW)
Mar 21 – SESAC Day Stage Cafe Austin Convention Center (SXSW)
Jun 26 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Pomona, California
Jun 27 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA San Francisco, California
Jun 28 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Ventura, California
Jun 30 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 1 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Las Cruces, New Mexico
Jul 2 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA San Antonio, Texas
Jul 5 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Dallas, Texas
Jul 7 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 8 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 9 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 10 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Toronto, Ontario
Jul 11 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Montreal, Quebec
Jul 12 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 14 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Washington, Washington DC
Jul 15 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Buffalo, New York
Jul 16 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 17 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Camden, New Jersey
Jul 18 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Uniondale, New York
Jul 19 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA TBD, New Jersey
Jul 21 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 22 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 23 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 24 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Orlando, Florida
Jul 25 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Miami, Florida
Jul 26 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Tampa Bay, Florida
Jul 28 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 29 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 30 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 31 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Detroit, Michigan
Aug 1 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 3 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 4 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 7 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Boise, Idaho
Aug 8 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 9 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Denver, Colorado
Aug 12 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Calgary, Alberta
Aug 14 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 15 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Seattle, Washington
Aug 16 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Portland, Oregon
Aug 19 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Fresno, California
Aug 20 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA San Francisco, California
Aug 21 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Sacramento, California
Aug 22 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA San Diego, California
Aug 23 – VANS Warped Tour – Venue TBA Los Angeles, California

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