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Look who's touring Northern Ontario in March

Monday, January 06, 2014   by: Staff



Heavy metal icons Anvil to tour Northern Ontario

SAULT STE. MARIE - Johnny Pints Presents is excited to announce the booking of Anvil for three dates in Northern Ontario.

The tour will take place March 14 - 16, 2014, and will make stops in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay.

The tour will feature Anvil, Caym and Jack Spades.

There will be local support performing at each event.

Tickets for the upcoming show will be available at various local retailers in each city and links to purchase online will be made available in the next week.

Prices and age limits will vary.

Anvil is a heavy metal band from Toronto Ontario Canada that has a storied history and have influenced a countless number of artists during a career spanning nearly four decades and 18 albums.

Their 2009 documentary film The Story Of Anvil has helped to make them famous the world over and was called “the year's greatest rock movie!” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

They are touring in support of their latest album Hope In Hell.

Jack Spades is a genre-bending punk/metal hybrid hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and are hard at work writing and recording their debut EP.

Their guitarist Tiffany Stocco upon hearing the news about the tour said: “Hell yeah! I can’t wait to thrash the north with Anvil!”

Caym (pronounced 'Kai um') is a metal band from Toronto, Ontario.

They have just released their new album From Red to Black.

Tyler Reiner, son of drum great Robb Reiner, and drummer of Caym said: “Its going to be killer! We love Northern Ontario.”

This event is just one of many upcoming events being hosted in Northern Ontario by Johnny Pints Presents.

For more information about this event or other upcoming events, visit here.


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PipeBomb 1/6/2014 8:13:38 PM Report

Really? I'm sorry this is just laughable. ANVIL??? LOL...I mean good for the promoter to try and bring some acts to this city, but this is the bottom of the barrel.
saultbie25 1/6/2014 8:42:15 PM Report

Can we get actual acts with #1 hits..... Luke Bryan would be nice!
LRP 1/6/2014 10:31:13 PM Report

Who are these people? Ad says 'heavy metal icons'. Hmmmm. I must have slept through it.
231Turbo6 1/6/2014 10:45:08 PM Report

Think you can do a better job?, have at it losers!
RobMel 1/7/2014 5:16:51 AM Report

Anvil was and still is a great Canadian Heavy Metal Icon. They are a great touring band and I personally know many people who are thrilled by this news. Comparing Anvil to Luke Bryant is a joke. I have a large amount of experience with band promotion (I have actually booked and worked with Anvil about 8 years back - GREAT guys!) Bands like Luke Bryant want many thousands of dollars to do a concert, especially because we are by touring bands standards "isolated". They usually ask for it ALL up front (out of your pocket) or a large portion just to secure a date with them. Not to mention the cost to rent out the Essar Center for the night; the cost of sound and lights for the venue, as well as security personnel, the cost to staff other areas. You will need insurance up the wazoo and you must pay for the police and EMS on stand by as well. Most of which again needs to be paid up front; and let�s not forget the bands "rider" which includes but not limited to demands for specific foods, drinks, Televisions with specific movies/gaming consoles, the finest hotel rooms we have to offer plus much more. Lets not forget the complainers... oh yes, the ones that will fuss about the cost of the tickets. They will give you a hard time and post rude negative comments on your news articles promoting the great job your doing (Oh we forgot the cost of promotion $$$$$!) A the rate the cost of this concert is going you will need at LEAST $100 a ticket and SELL OUT to just break even, never mind turn a profit, and after MANY months of spending a great deal of your time on this one concert, you would like to see a profit I would think however the sad part about it is you may or may not. You may end up having to pay out of your own pocket... You signed a contract agreeing to provide the $$ for all of this stuff. That is the risk EVERY promoter takes, regardless of the size.

For the people who are complaining about the "lack" of #1er's being booked here in Sault Ste. Marie: Please by all means dip into your bank account and book those shows yourself. It could be very profitable for you if you can figure it out. Until then shut your yap be proud that you live in a city that still has a few people trying to bring in new music by whatever means they can. To those promoters, thank you :)
Me Myself an I 1/7/2014 7:26:12 AM Report

@LRP Anvil are Heavy Metal Icons, just because you idea of metal begins and ends with Poison does not change that fact.
thumbs4208 1/7/2014 8:11:49 AM Report

to MeMyself,RobMel,231Turbo6 - nice job and thanks - to the rest of you life is not all American Idol, wake up - Good Job Johnny P !
Rockin Rolly 1/7/2014 10:38:07 AM Report

Spades101 1/7/2014 10:44:57 AM Report

Boutique2011...Thanks for the tour support! ;)
MarcHandthefunkybunch 1/7/2014 11:13:17 AM Report

The difference is Luke Bryant can actually play guitar and sing. Screaming into a microphone is not music. Hell, my 4 year kid can cry into a microphone if you want. I hope the 20 people who show up have fun.
johnnypints 1/7/2014 12:18:34 PM Report

Thanks for the support all! RobMel, I couldn't have really said it better myself. You saved me a lot of typing haha. Luke Bryant is a better and more accomplished musician?.... he may be talented and write songs you like but his body of work is not even comparable at this point and there's not even a chance in heck he can touch most metal guitarists for sheer skill. Im glad you enjoy his art and that you're supporting the artists you like but comparing them isn't even possible. It's all subjective ( p.s. I anticipate a sellout crowd and Anvil was packed the last time they were here.)

For updated info on the event in ssm you can check out the page here for details and a ticket link
Dictionary 1/7/2014 1:12:34 PM Report

i'm not a huge anvil fan, luke bryant is terrible. that is all.
MarcHandthefunkybunch 1/7/2014 1:49:40 PM Report

Spoken like a true idiot Rob. If I were a betting man, I'd say you have a kid or two you don't see, you are either on disability or work at a bar somewhere and enjoy sitting around in your boxers playing Call of Duty 20 hours a day while waiting for your government cheque to come in.
LRP 1/7/2014 1:53:16 PM Report

To Me Myself and I:

Can either of the three of you explain what you're talking about?

You said to me... "Anvil are Heavy Metal Icons, just because you idea of metal begins and ends with Poison does not change that fact."

Ok.. just looked it up. Poison is a heavy metal band.
And you have no idea what my idea of "metal" is. I suspect you meant heavy metal.
However, I did look it up. I think it's quite a good definition, actually.

"With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression and machismo."

Yup. Sounds about right. I hope all three of you enjoy your icons.
Krist666 1/15/2014 5:27:31 PM Report

K well do i ever have a mouthful on this thread but others have already stated facts so going to save me the time and can say that ANVIL definetly do not need to make a point in who they are or where they have been or how long they been around for!!! The um ignorant people that dont appreciate metal at their finest are exactly that!!! Ignorany and obviously dont know their metal and shouldnt be calling themselves metal heads if legends like this are not appreciated!! Check out how many albums they have!!! Check out their movie!!! They have been going hard for decades!!! These shows will be amazing and i shall see u all on the road!!!! metal pounder till the end!!!
johnnypints 2/25/2014 11:08:12 AM Report

just a couple weeks away! yeah dude!
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