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TORONTO – Canadian singer-songwriters Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer are teaming up for a special tribute performance honouring musician, writer, activist, and beloved Canadian Gord Downie at The 47th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast. Multi-JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé will host Canada’s award show, which airs live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, onSunday, March 25 on CBC.
Two-time JUNO winner Harmer and four-time JUNO winner Green (also known as City and Colour and member of Alexisonfire) will pay homage to the Tragically Hip frontman who passed away in late 2017, after devoting over three decades to entertaining fans across the globe. One of Canada’s most celebrated artists, Downie also had an incredible solo career, with five albums released to date including the 2018 JUNO nominated album Introduce Yerself and the critically acclaimed Secret Path (2016), which explores elements of Canada’s indigenous history. Recognized for this inspiring solo project, Downie was awarded Songwriter of The Year Presented by SOCAN and Group of the Year as frontman for the 16-time JUNO winning band The Tragically Hip at the 2017 JUNO Awards.
“The last time I performed at the JUNO Awards in Vancouver, Gord was standing by my side singing with me,” said Green. “This performance will be with a heavy heart, but also a very proud and honoured one. Gord was the gold standard and everything that I hope to be.”
The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally oncbcmusic.ca/junos.
Additional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming weeks.
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Official JUNO Awards website: junoawards.ca
Twitter: @Sarah_Harmer // @cityandcolour