Canadian and American Idol Fans, Rejoice!

Published: 2005-05-26
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 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



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THanks for this story on Kalan. I am a really big fan and think he is the next best thing. Its nice to see some positive media coverage.His talent is unbelievable. Saw him in concert this past Feb and it was indeed a treat. Amazing performace.
Posted by: Deborah on May 26, 2005
thanks for the heads up about clay!
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2005
Hi I was wondering where Kalan Porter is signing autographs at 1:oo on Sunday for Buffalo Days August 7, 2005.
Posted by: Anonymous on August 05, 2005
Wow!!!! I just went to a Kalan Porter concert in Hamilton, Ontario at the Festival Of Friends and it was AWESOME! Kalan is so GREAT!!!! He is unbelievalbe!!!!!!! His concert was at 9:30 p.m and my friends and I were there at 10:00 a.m! Think thats crazy? Well other people there were there at 9:00- the day before!! Kalan Porter is great! I LOOVE YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!

love your number one fan, Becca! xoxoxoxox!
Posted by: Anonymous on August 13, 2005
Kalan is a bright light in this world!
Posted by: Anonymous on August 20, 2005
Kalan Porter is very talented and i saw him at the gananoque festival of the islands...It was an AMAZING performance..i am sure that he will make it as far as he can go!!!!i love you kalan!!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on August 24, 2005
i only saw one of kalan's concert but he is amazing. would go to all of them but I live in Brampton and they are all so far away. I know that he will make it big in the music world and he should havw shows in the USA so they can see what a real star is
Posted by: Anonymous on August 29, 2005
i saw kalan in gananoque and in front row and actually got to talk to him, really amazing, hes so talented!
-samantha oneill
Posted by: Anonymous on October 22, 2005
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