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Michael Bublé set to entertain and delight audiences as host of The 2018 JUNO Awards, March 25

Nov 21, 2017

–     Tickets go on sale Friday, November 24 at www.ticketmaster.ca –

VANCOUVER, BC – Prepare to be entertained by the one and only Michael Bublé. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced that the 12-time JUNO Award winner and beloved Canadian crooner is set to host The 2018 JUNO Awards, which will be held at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, 2018 and broadcast live across Canada on CBC and CBC Radio and around the world on CBCMusic.ca at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT, 9 p.m. AT, 9:30 p.m. NT). 

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in Canadian music,” said Michael Bublé. “To be able to host the JUNO Awards in my hometown is both an honour and a privilege.” 

The multi-platinum singer released his most recent studio album, Nobody But Me, in the fall of 2016. The release followed the critically acclaimed album To Be Loved, Bublé’s fourth album to reach #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. Nobody But Me was co-produced by the Canadian and includes three original songs written by Bublé and new twists on classic favorites including “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, “The Very Thought of You”, Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows” and the Johnny Mercer classic “I Wanna Be Around.”

Michael Bublé
Photo Credit: Evaan Kheraj

Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards go on sale this Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets are available starting at $59 (plus fees) through the Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca. CBC audiences can enjoy a special ticket presale via www.cbcmusic.ca/JUNOs starting Wednesday, November 22 at 10 a.m. PT until 10 p.m. PT. The JUNO Awards has once again partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25.

Additional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming months

THE 2018 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producer is John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Senior Manager, Unscripted Programming, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/JUNOS
JUNO TV: www.junotv.ca

 

Social Media:
Instagram: @michaelbuble
Twitter: @michaelbuble
Facebook: /MichaelBuble/

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, the Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver and TD Bank Group.


About CARAS:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), please visit www.junoawards.ca.

 

About CBC/Radio-Canada:

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada is at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

 

About CBC Music:  

CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

 

For more information about CARAS and The 2018 JUNO Awards, contact:

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext. 127

Nicole Amiel, rock-it promotions, nicole@rockitpromo.com, 416.656.0707 ext. 118

 

For more information about The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC, teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca, 416.205.6863

 

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