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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pink Martini Kick of Canadian tour in Victoria


Toronto, ON ’Äî Music sensation Pink Martini are set to perform six dates in various cities across the country. The new tour launches in Victoria, BC, on June 20, 2008, and brings the band's cabaret-style music across Western Canada, ending in Calgary, AB, on June 25.

This 12-person ensemble has gained international success with their eclectic sound, led by vocalist China Forbes. Performing in several languages, the music is sultry and satisfying; with a sound that mixes enchanting melodies with witty lyrics. Their latest album, Hey Eugene! (Audiogram) has captivated fans across the world. Pink Martini's classic sound has garnered them international appeal, most recently performing at the prestigious Governor's Ball at this years Academy Awards.

"This ensemble from Portland, Oregon, wowed the fabulous on the Cannes party circuit’Ķbut that accomplishment hardly addresses the beautiful and sophisticated music of Pink Martini’Ķ. breathtaking."
- The New Yorker

Pink Martini, founded by Thomas M. Lauderdale in 1994, was originally assembled to play political fundraisers for progressive causes in Portland, Oregon. As the band gained popularity, Lauderdale enlisted lead singer China Forbes to complete the ensemble. Fourteen years and three albums later, this 12-person collaboration have toured the world, performing at celebrated venues like the Cannes Film Festival, the opening of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert hall, and the Kennedy Space Center. Their music has been featured on such hit TV shows as Desperate Housewives, Nip/Tuck and The Sopranos.

Canadian Tour Dates:

June 20 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre

June 21 Vancouver, BC Orpheum

June 22 Saskatoon, SK Bessborough Gardens

June 23 Winnipeg, MB Pantages Playhouse

June 24 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre

June 25 Calgary, AB Jack Singer

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