Calgary (Alberta) – The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are excited to announce eight-time GRAMMY-winning artist, Usher will be joined in concert by The Roots for an unforgettable performance at the 2017 Calgary Stampede. Usher & The Roots will light up the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 15 as part of the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series.
“This is going to be one of the hottest shows in Alberta this summer,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Concerts Inc. “Usher is a triple threat with unparalleled ownership of the stage. The Roots are premier performers, and guarantors of an extraordinary show. Get ready for an incredible concert experience.”
Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Usher has received 178 awards and 310 nominations. Among his wins, he enjoys eight Grammys, eight American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards. Usher’s latest album, Hard II Love, was released in September 2016 and marked the artist’s eighth debut in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Formed in Philadelphia in 1987, three-time GRAMMY winners, The Roots have honed their eclectic contribution to hip-hop and pop music through a tireless touring ethic. The group has released fourteen studio albums and two live LPs, including hallmark recordings Do You Want More?!!!??!, Things Fall Apart, The Roots Come Alive and Phrenology. The Roots are also welcomed nightly into millions of homes as the house band on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Virgin Mobile will offer its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to virginmobile.ca/benefits for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m. (MST) to Thursday, March 2, at 10 p.m. (MST). Calgary Stampede Insiders also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, March 2, at 10:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. (MST) and start at $59.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1100524EC8389328.
The Calgary Stampede runs July 7-16, 2017. For more information, please visit www.calgarystampede.com.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
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