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Blind Melon and Soul Asylum, with Bif Naked coming to CN Centre April 18

Soul Asylum

For the first time, Blind Melon, Soul Asylum and Bif Naked will rock the CN Centre stage on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8, 10 a.m., at TicketsNorth.

Twenty-five years after the release of their self-titled debut – an album that fused southern psych-rock influences with 90s-era alt-grunge – Blind Melon is returns to tour. Despite the fact that the band’s breakout single, No Rain, became one of the most indelible music videos of the 90s, or any era for that matter, Blind Melon’s return is no exercise in nostalgia.

With new members and new material defined by powerhouse harmonies, the band sounds both fresh and familiar.

Nearly overnight, Blind Melon topped Billboard charts and shredded through a set at Woodstock 94. Unfortunately, in 1995, tragedy struck a few weeks after their second album’s release, Soup, when the group’s original and iconic vocalist, Shannon Hoon, died from a cocaine overdose. Over a decade after Hoon’s death, Blind Melon finally found a suitable replacement and reunited. The addition of Travis Warren, who possessed Hoon’s range and raspy edge, as well as his own musical ideas, pushed the band into new territory culminating with the 2008 release of For My Friends.

Also featured on this amazing night are Soul Asylum and Bif Naked.

Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band best known for the Grammy-winning 1993 hit Runaway Train. They also scored a platinum record with the album Let Your Dim Light Shine three years later and in 1998, they recorded Candy from a Stranger. In addition to Runaway Train, some oftheir hits include, Misery, Somebody to Shove, Black Gold, Just Like Anyone, and I Can See Clearly.

Bif Naked

Bif Naked is a legend and an icon. She is an international recording artists, poet, writer, troublemaker, nice girl, martial artist, ballerina, humanitarian, and Canadian citizen. Her career heights have taken her around the world on tour for the past 20 years and into homes via The Tonight Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring in feature films, and winning awards — from MuchMusic to the West Coast Music Awards.

Bif Naked has pushed the boundaries of acceptability since day one with her screaming loud creativity.

She has unleashed a continual and seemingly endless string of blazing live performances, recordings, videos, quotes, sound-bytes, spoken word, and visuals that have established Bif Naked as one of the most acclaimed and interesting performers to grace the rock stage.

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