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Emerson Drive farewell tour hits the Sault

Canadian country band sets out on final live tour, including a performance at The Machine Shop on Aug. 10
2017-08-24 Emerson Drive DMH-13
Emerson Drive at the Machine Shop in 2017.

It's time to hang up their hats as Canadian country band Emerson Drive makes a stop in Sault Ste. Marie during its upcoming final run of live shows.

The One For the Road tour rolls through the Machine Shop on Saturday, Aug. 10. Show time is 8 p.m.

"The past 25 years have been an amazing journey for Emerson Drive. We have been extremely fortunate to have had a lengthy career and have never taken it for granted. Collectively, we have all gotten to places individually that have opened the door to put a cap on our touring career," said Emerson Drive's Brad Mates in a statement.

"Everyone in Emerson Drive is ready and excited to announce that 2024 will be our last year of live performances. Our fans have been the driving force behind the past two plus decades, and we want to make sure they have an opportunity to share in the songs and lyrics that brought us all so many great memories. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible in 2024, and we promise to give you everything we have on stage one last time!"

Tickets for Emerson Drive's Sault performance go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. for $50 for general admission and $60 for mezzanine.

About Emerson Drive

Emerson Drive burst onto the North American scene in 2001 when they released their debut single via DreamWorks Records Nashville, and their first two singles – I Should Be Sleeping and Fall Into Me - both peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country chart and quickly became fan favourites. For the next four years, the band played over 300 shows a year across North America, earning both a Billboard Music Award and ACM Award wins, solidifying their place in the genre. In 2007, the group released their career changing hit Moments, which earned their first Billboard #1 in the US (and made history as the only Canadian group to ever achieve a #1 US Billboard Country single), and a 2008 Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Group or Duo. 

With over 60 million global streams, 40 billion radio impressions, 22 Top 10 singles, over 4500 shows played, millions of miles travelled, and countless awards/nominations from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, CMT, Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, Billboard and the Canadian Country Music Association, Emerson Drive has a lot to celebrate as they wrap up a touring career that few artists can only dream of.

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