30th October, 2018

Classified

Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water Street
Kelowna, BC
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DOORS
7:00PM
SHOW
7:30PM


PRESS RELEASE

The Canadian Classic Tour CLASSIFIED with Special Guests CHOCLAIR and MAESTRO FRESH WES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 at the Kelowna Community Theatre in Kelowna. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) Available at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Sunfm 99.9 present CLASSIFIED - THE CANADIAN CLASSIC TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHOCLAIR AND MAESTRO FRESH WES on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. JUNO Award winning, multi-platinum Canadian hip-hop artist and producer, CLASSIFIED will embark on a 27-date national headlining tour across Canada in support of his latest release, the acclaimed new EP “Tomorrow Could Be…” released via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada. The relentless hit maker also confirmed the release of the video for the EP’s “clarion call attention-getting opener” (Chronicle Herald) “Damn Right” exclusively at VEVO. “Damn Right” follows previously released videos for “standout cut” (Billboard), “Fallen”, “She Ain’t Gotta Do Much”, “Powerless” and “Changes”, in addition to the release of acoustic videos for both “Fallen” and “She Ain’t Gotta Do Much”. “Leading the vanguard of East Coast hip hop” (Chronicle Herald), delivering the innovative and genuine narrative fans expect from one of Canada’s most respected rappers, CLASSIFIED’s “Tomorrow Could Be…” EP honours female empowerment, pays tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women and lends a voice to children and women who have been abused, among other themes. With a humble determination, CLASSIFIED (aka Luke Boyd), brings attention to a number of important ‘modern day’ topics and issues throughout the EP. With an inherent and candid ability to break down the barrier between performer and audience, Classified is one of Canada’s most respected and successful rap artists and producers. His self-titled 2013 release debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart and has sold over 1 million singles and is certified 2x Platinum. Additionally, the album boasts two Top 10 singles including the 5x Platinum “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles and the Platinum certified “3 Foot Tall”. As one of the most influential hip-hop artists in Canada with over 100 million streams globally, the multiple JUNO Award winner hosted the 2014 JUNO Awards and has a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins between the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards. Get “Tomorrow Could Be…” here: www.classified.lnk.to/tomorrowcouldbe For more about CLASSIFIED visit: www.classifiedofficial.com; www.facebook.com/classifiedmusic/; www.twitter.com/Classified; www.instagram.com/Classifiedhiphop/. CHOCLAIR is an international music icon who set the benchmark for Canadian hip-hop, laying the foundation for artists such as Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Belly, Classified, K' naan and Saukrates. From the age of 11, Kareem “CHOCLAIR” Blake followed in his older brother’s footsteps, who at the time was the hottest rapper in the neighborhood. His first release, “Twenty-One Years” (1995), was embraced worldwide and CHOCLAIR was established as a standout rapper in the burgeoning Canadian hip-hop scene. With tracks the likes of “Let’s Ride”, “Rubbin’”, “Skyline” and “Made”, he’s still working the vibe. CHOCLAIR achieved a Gold Record with the Rascalz on Canada’s hip-hop anthem, “Northern Touch”, receiving 2 Juno Awards and a Much Music Award. Joining forces with Virgin Music, his first release “Ice Cold” went Gold in 35 days, reaching number one on the charts. In total, CHOCLAIR has garnered 4 Juno Awards, 5 MuchMusic Video Awards, a SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award, multiple Gold Awards and 3 Urban Music Awards. He is also a Source Awards International Artist Of The Year Nominee. For more about CHOCLAIR visit: www.facebook.com/choclairofficial. Wesley “MAESTRO FRESH WES” Williams is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and actor. One of the early Canadian rappers, he has been credited by Exclaim! as the “Godfather of Canadian hip hop”. He released his first album, “Symphony in Effect” in 1989. That year he became the first Canadian rapper to have a Top 40 hit with “Let Your Backbone Slide”. His successful album, “The Black Tie Affair” (1991) was a prelude to the hit singles “Stick to Your Vision” and “416/905 (T.O. Party Anthem)”. MAESTRO covered Lawrence Gowan's song “A Criminal Mind” (featuring Infinite). Gowan appears in the video and his vocals are sampled on the track. He also performed the song with Maestro at the Canadian Urban Music Awards (2006). In 2006 MAESTRO and Rochester AKA Juice joined Professor D and The Dope Poet Society on stage in Cannes, France. Together, they become the first Canadian hip hop acts to showcase at Midem, the world's largest annual music industry conference. Additionally, he has made nine trips to the Junos with a total of 14 nominations and taking home the Juno Award for Best Video – “Drop the Needle” (1991) and Rap Recording of the Year – “Symphony In Effect” (1991). For more about MAESTRO FRESH WES visit: www.facebook.com/maestrofreshwes. Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Sunfm 99.9 present CLASSIFIED - THE CANADIAN CLASSIC TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHOCLAIR AND MAESTRO FRESH WES on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM. -30-