It’s a full day of fun on 25th November at the Abbotsford Centre! AbbyFest 2017 and The All Canadian Classic Rock Show featuring Glass Tiger with Chilliwack & Sass Jordan. Come to Abbotsford and celebrate Canada’s special birthday year with a multicultural festival and great, classic rock and roll!
Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday party just keeps rolling along, this time with a trio of Canadian bands headlining the return of AbbyFest. Glass Tiger, with special guests Chilliwack and Sass Jordan, will rock the Abbotsford Centre at the All-Canadian Classic Rock Show.
Glass Tiger is a classic Canadian rock band that produced several hit singles, two of which made Billboard magazine’s top 10: “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” and “Someday”. The band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987 and has received five Juno Awards.
Canadian rockers, Chilliwack, are known for their straight-ahead, 70’s rock sound. Hits include “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)”, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, and “Lonesome Mary”.
British-born Sass Jordan is a Canadian rock singer known for her raspy blues rock vocals. Hits like “High Road Easy,” “Make You a Believer,” and “You Don’t Have to Remind Me” have earned four JUNO Awards and three Best Female Vocalist nominations. She also served as a judge on Canadian Idol.
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The ten-city Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour kicks of in Calgary on October 11th, then begins its journey across Western Canada with an arsenal of classic rock hits. Foreigner is a British-American rock band. The group was originally formed in New York City in 1976 by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, and vocalist Lou Gramm.
Foreigner’s very first album spun off a barrage of hit singles, signaling a trend that would only continue. Foreigner is considered one of the world’s most popular rock acts, with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. The band is responsible for numerous hits, such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Juke Box Hero,” and many others.
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Rock the Nation began its life in 2015 as “Oh Canada – What a Feeling.” The show ran for two weeks at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre to overwhelming acclaim from the audience.
This new show continues its celebration of Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. The rousing, multimedia theatrical production will thrill music fans no matter their country of origin. Though these songs were born Canadian, they know no borders.
Rock the Nation has a similar magnetic charm. Set against a backdrop of historical and musical imagery, the music brings to life a variety of eras now long since passed. Audience members will be moved to their feet, tears, and cheers of happiness many times over.
Rock the Nation features a live band with tribute singers, who convincingly take on the mantle of many a Canadian music legend. This si a stage show that will take you on a magic ride from the 60’s through the 80’s with a wide range of pop songs.
Paul Anka, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, April Wine, Loverboy, K.D Lang, Tom Cochrane, and many more are included. You’ll hear the soundtrack to a generation. Songs that continue to inspire, comfort, challenge, and move the world.
Rock the Nation is the brainchild of Calgary-based Annerin Productions. Annerin Productions previous efforts have included such smash hit shows as RAIN, Let It Be, and The Pink Floyd Experience.
Come experience Canada’s great contribution to the world through pop music. Watch as the years unfold before your eyes, influencing our lives, our songs, and our world.
Rock the Nation
March 17, 2017 8pm
Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd. Abbotsford, BC
Visit www.abbotsfordcentre.ca for more information and tickets.
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