He just received a MuchMusic Video Awards nomination for Favourite Canadian Artist, and the good times keep rolling for Canada's Idol number two, Kalan Porter. The curly locked violinist continues to go at hyperspeed, and has booked a series of summer performances that will take him to festivals across the country.
Porter will visit the prairies by playing the Calgary Stampede in July and Regina's Buffalo Days and Saskatoon's Prairieland Ex in August. He will also make stops on the East Coast, touching down in Charlottetown, PEI, and Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, in July. The Ottawa Folk Festival at the end of August caps off Porter's summer, with a number of other Ontario dates along the way. Check www.kalanporter.com for constant updates.
As Porter tours in support of his debut, 219 Days, it's probably a good time to mention that America's most successful non-idol Clay Aiken will be doing the same thing. Making a rare stop in Canada on his 26-date summer tour, Aiken will be belting it out at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre on August 25th (tickets go on sale May 27th through Ticketmaster).
All this, and Kelly Clarkson will be bringing down a sold-out house this Sunday, May 29th, in Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Here are Kalan Porter's confirmed summer stops:
June 25, Peterborough, ON - Festival of Lights at Del Crary Park
July 1, Ottawa, ON - Parliament Hill
July 3, Charlottetown, PEI - Festival of Lights
July 15, Sarnia, ON - Bayfest 2005 at Centennial Park
July 17, Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
July 23, Chapleau, ON - Chapleau Nature Festival
July 30, Bay Roberts, NL - Bay Roberts Arena
August 1, North Bay, ON - Heritage Festival
August 7, Regina, SK - Buffalo Days
August 9, Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Ex
August 13, Hamilton, ON - Festival of Friends
August 20, Gananoque, ON - Festival of the Islands
August 21, Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival
Once again, here's Clay Aiken's sole Canadian stop:
August 25, Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt