Red Bull Music Academy Launches Cross-Canada Tour This Week

Red Bull Music Academy Launches Cross-Canada Tour This Week
In the lead-up to the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, the mobile music school has announced several concert dates across Canada. Artists such as Diplo, A-Trak and ?uestlove will be setting up shop in several Canadian cities throughout April, showcasing what this academy is all about to potential students and general partygoers alike.

In a sense, the concert series is half party, half educational seminar, with the goal being to spread the word on this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona. Each year the academy, travels to a new global destination, sets up campus and brings 60 music makers/lovers along for the ride. The participants then partake in informal lectures and lab lessons led by some the world’s most established producers, DJs, musicians and engineers. In past years the academy has had guest lecturers such as Peter Hook of New Order, Just Blaze (producer for Jay-Z and Kanye West), Caribou and Tiga.

To apply to join this year’s event, you can pick up an application CD-R from various local record shops around the country or download the application form at RedBullMusicAcademy.com. Applicants must send the complete questionnaire, along with a mix-CD or selection of his/her own music, to the Red Bull Music Academy by May 5.

In the meantime, you can get a taste of the Red Bull Music Academy on the following dates in these fine cities:

April 4, Calgary: Skratch Bastid, Team Canada, Mat the Alien, Smalltown DJs, VNDLSM, ½ Alive, Keys N Krates, DJ Pump, Disoriental and surprise guest – TBA, Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 First St., SW, 9 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $10.00, Giant 45, Sloth Records, Phonics and clubzone.com.

April 10, Halifax: ?uestlove (of the Roots), The Marquee, 2017 Gottigen Street, 10 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $10.00 ticketpro.ca, United Book Store.

April 12, Montreal: A-Trak, Sinden and Steve Aoki, SAT, 1195 St-Laurent Blvd., 10 p.m.
Advance Tickets: Advanced $20.00 admission.com, sat.qc.ca, Moog Audio, Off the Hook.

April 17, Vancouver: A-trak, Sinden, and LA Riots, Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie Street, 9 p.m.
Advance Tickets: Advanced $25.00, clubzone.com/blueprint, Beatstreet.

April 19, Toronto: Diplo, Nasty Nav, Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W., 9 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $15.00, Play de Record, Rotate This.