Published Feb 01, 2011Every year, the Red Bull Music Academy brings together aspiring amateur producers and modern greats to learn from each other and collaborate on tracks at various locations across the planet, including recent academies in Barcelona, London, Melbourne and Toronto. This fall, the Red Bull Music Academy will be taking place in Tokyo, Japan. To prepare for this event, Exclaim! has teamed up with the academy for a series of concerts and workshops across Canada called Destination Tokyo.
Destination Tokyo features a Montreal-heavy lineup, co-headlined by beat-destroyers Lunice and Ango, alongside appearances from Jacques Greene and Prison Garde. In addition to the performances, the shows will include informative sessions where the artists will offer many insights about the Red Bull Music Academy.
The run of shows kicks off in Winnipeg on February 17 and concludes in Montreal on March 8. Along the way, the Red Bull Music Academy will visit countless venues in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. All tour dates are available below.
The artists involved will also be keeping track of their adventures over at Rbma.exclaim.ca.
In addition to the cross-Canada tour, those who want to apply for the Red Bull Music Academy should head over here and download the application form. Candidates must submit their applications, along with a demo, between February 2 and April 4. A jury of industry professionals will deliberate over each application and choose two groups of 30.
The 2011 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Tokyo from October 23 to November 4 and from November 13 to November 25.
2/17 Winnipeg, MB - Ozzy's
2/18 Golden, BC - the Rockwater
2/20 Golden, BC - Bulldog's
2/22 Banff, AB - Hoodoo
2/23 Calgary, AB - Hifi Club
2/24 Edmonton, AB - The Common
2/25 Saskatoon, SK - Scratch Club
2/26 Whistler, BC - The Village
2/27 Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf
2/28 Victoria, BC - Touch Lounge
3/2 Kamloops, BC - The Commodore
3/3 Kelowna, BC - Doc Willoughby's
3/4 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
3/5 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
3/6 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
3/7 Halifax, NS - Tribeca
3/8 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont