There’s a huge showing of support from Canadian musicians for David Suzuki, as he is mixes his politics with music.
Suzuki will be hitting the road with big name musicians starting this October on a twenty-city stop across Canada for his Blue Dot Tour.
The Toronto Star reports that the Blue Dot Tour as “an ambitious crusade with the ultimate goal of raising enough public support, person by person and province by province, to have the right to a healthy environment enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
The long list of musicians and other Canadian icons include:
Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo
Emily Haines from Metric
Greg Keelor from Blue Rodeo
Jimmy Shaw from Metric
Not every city will feature every artist, and it looks as though the musicians are not to play music on tour—don’t buy tickets thinking it’s a concert, should be the advice given.
Click here for tour dates.
Universal Music Canada has a new Artist and Repertoire Director.
Rich Castillo from Universal Music London will begin his position in Toronto beginning August 1.MusicWeek says Castillo is currently head of A&R for UMTV and All Around the World Records, both out of London, UK.
According to his twitter, Castillo seems like a pretty cool guy, with encouragement and support from both sides of the pond.
Finally, I've changed my twitter handle to @IAmRichCastillo A new start to a new life!
— Richard Castillo (@IAmRichCastillo) July 14, 2014
— Alex Katter (@Katter85) July 18, 2014
Castillo also manages Ndubz, a UK based hip hop group.
– Leyland Bradley
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